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Thoughtfully writing out your responses to these questions will help bring home the point of this week’s message. Members of a HomeGroup encourage one another to be rooted in Scripture and to apply it to their every day lives. If you’d like to get involved in a HomeGroup please contact the Church office.
May 21, 2017 [ Click here for a printable version ]
Spring Session 2017
A note for this series: The way we talk about this topic is as important as what we learn. Faithful Christians vary greatly in their opinions on the age of the earth, how long the days of Genesis were, what God’s priority was in this account, and how much science could and should impact our interpretation. Be respectful and ready to learn from each other.
1. What time of day are you most creative?
2. Notice the quote at the top of your outline, “Life has been expansionist from the beginning.” Where do you see the miracle of multiplication in nature? As a kid (or grown up) did you ever have pets or plants that populated too quickly?
3. Reread Genesis 1:14-31. What spoke for you from the video testimony of the scientist (Jesper Sørensen) or the message? Review the outline. What was your takeaway?
4. Notice the phrase, “it was good.” What is different about the phrase in vs. 31? Why?
5. One of the points of the outline is that God is the One who fills and fulfills us. How have you experienced this? Why do we still sometimes feel empty? Look up Matt 5:6 for a hint.
6. Doug mentioned several aspects of what it means to be men and women created in the image of God. Which aspect means the most to you? Explain.
7. How can believers care for Creation in a way that reflects God's rule?
8. Doug linked the command to fill the earth with spiritual expansion (spreading God's glory and gospel). Does that make sense? If so, what part of your world is God prompting you to represent Him?
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