Sunday, August 26th, 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:
- Someone just cut you off in traffic. It’s natural, this is San Antonio, after all. You blurt out a comment disparaging the intelligence of the person who just cut you off. Where in that interaction did the thought occur that that person is made in the image of God and is loved by, and cared for by him? Where in your daily interactions are there similar moments to stop, reflect on others being fearfully and wonderfully made, and let that thought guide your actions instead of putting yourself first in those situations?
- Being made in the image of God, or an image bearer of God, is more than action. It is abiding in Christ and allowing God to mold you and develop the fruits of the Spirit in you. Are you trying to reflect God without abiding in Him?