Sermon Discussion Guide | These questions are based on teaching by Seth Hoover (EL) and Luke McGee (WR) on March 12, 2017.
What caught your attention in this message?
Tension | Read Proverbs 22:6. Assuming this verse is true, do you think our society does a good job of taking care of children who do not have anyone to raise and train them? Does the church lean in to this well?
Theology | Read James 1:22-27. Why do you think God would describe orphan care as a part of “pure and undefiled religion?”
Application | What was your “next step” that you took from the teaching this morning?
Multiply Discussion Guide | We are in week 5/15 in our first LifeGroup semester. Our reading & questions this week are from section 4, chapter 2, entitled: The Fall.
What caught your attention in this chapter?
- Read Genesis 3. Based on the first three chapters of Genesis, why was it such a big deal for Adam and Eve to eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil?
- Analyze the sin in your life in light of the rebellion of Adam and Eve in Genesis 3. Do you see the same tendency toward independence and rebellion in your actions? How so?
- Think back to the world of Genesis 2. Spend a few minutes imagining what our world would look like without sin, if everything had stayed the way God intended it to be. Make some notes below.
- Now consider the ways that sin has affected our world. How is our experience of the world shaped by the fall? Be specific and describe how it affects you today.
- Think about the current state of the world. In what ways is humanity still caught in the rebellion that led to the flood and the tower of Babel?
- In what ways are you involved in this rebellion?
- Take some time to consider the picture of the world presented in Genesis 1–2. Why is this picture so appealing? Which aspects of life in the garden of Eden should we long to see restored in our world?
How should our understanding of the first chapters of the Bible affect the way we view ourselves and the world around us?
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