To begin the session:
Distribute copies of the “Tyrants in Power” exercise from the activity page, which you can download here. Have students work individually for no more than a minute (or in small groups for a few minutes) to complete as indicated.
After the activity say, “We recognize that this world has bad guys in it—not just fictional but terribly real. If God is good and all powerful, why doesn’t he stop them? This is not a new question, as today’s text reveals.”
To engage the learners in a study of the Scripture text:
Distribute copies of the “It Doesn’t Add Up!” exercise from the activity page. Have students work in small groups to complete as indicated.
After the activity, point out that because God is sovereign, he can and does use even the actions people intend for evil to accomplish his will.