Sunday, September 9nd, 2018
From the Garden to the City
The focus of this series is to speak to what God is doing in culture through the movements we see in scripture. We are created in the image of God, so for us today in our day and time what does that mean. God is always working order out of chaos, and calling us to be His image bearers in the world. As we move on in the stores we will focus on the fall, we will look at how Adam and Eve were called to steward and ultimately they failed to do so. In light of this, how are we called to steward and where do we face challenges to do so?
As you read and study together, make sure to work hard at hearing from everyone that has gathered together. Pray for one another and be accountable to applying the word of God to your lives.
- What does this scripture communicate about the heart of God?
- What does it teach us about ourselves?
- Does it challenge our thinking/beliefs in a new way?
Sermon Specific Questions:
- Think about the attitude we see during the Tower of Babel’s construction. The people then were hellbent on making a name for themselves. Where are you seeking self-glorification over God’s renown? How are you putting your desire to be known above the desire to make God known?
- Abram was called by God to join with Him in blessing all the people of the earth. How do you see redemption in this part of the divine narrative of God? How was the call of Jesus to the first disciples similar to that of God’s call on Abram? Use specific scripture in the Gospels.
- Discuss your own gifts and callings. How has God called you to join with Him in the renewal of all things? How has your trust in God developed in the process of following Him?