6639 Scioto Darby Road, Hilliard, OH 43026

Sundays at 10am | (614) 876-7882

Sermon Audio: When Life Doesn’t Make Sense


Download File | File Size 19MB


Sunday, March 14, 2021

When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

Ken Harrell

Senior Pastor

The Bible is clear that life won’t automatically become perfect for those who follow Jesus. But when the bottom falls out, and there comes a time “When Life Doesn’t Make Sense”, we can rest assured that we have a God we can trust.

Fill-in Notes

Key Scripture

Hebrews 10, 11, and 13

Take Away / Application

Faith is not based on our circumstances but on the object of our faith, Jesus Christ.

Discussion Questions

Don’t be afraid to add to this list, skip questions that don’t work for your group or branch off with additional questions as discussion unfolds. Conversation is key! This is the time to work through the application of scripture and have group members figure things out together.

  1. Have you ever asked God for something that you really wanted and you trusted Him for… and not only did you not get what you wanted, but things got worse? Share.
  2. Despite the results, how have you seen God work through the situation you described in Question 1?
  3. Read Matthew 19:26 and Philippians 4:13. If we believe that God can do anything, does our life reflect that belief? Is there anything that needs to change to live with this confidence in God?
  4. Read Daniel 3:17–18. How does this Scripture challenge you to react and live when God doesn’t deliver you from something?
  5. In your notes, it says, “You better not get your theology from circumstances.” Why is circumstantial faith fragile?
  6. Would you say your faith is more circumstantial-focused than Christ-focused? Read Romans 8:35–39 and Hebrews 4:14–16. How do these verses, and the promises of God, give you encouragement regardless of the circumstances?


  1. What have you learned from your personal time in the Bible this week? How is it impacting your daily life?
  2. Regrading your prayer time… Are you taking your questions to Jesus through prayer? Are you ready for honest answers?

Prayer or Action Step

Please pray for Chris and Joni Weaver who are serving in Malawi, Africa.


Questions about following Jesus?

Want to know how simple it is to have a relationship with Jesus? Interested in talking with someone about Jesus? Let us know below.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Scripture Reference



Circumstances, Faith, Make Sense