7 QUESTIONS FROM GOD TO THE CHURCH
God – through his Word – invites us to consider seven very important questions. They aren’t just any seven questions; they are questions that frame the story of God throughout the Bible. They are questions that express the character, the concern and the mission of God, questions that invite us to reflect profoundly on our own identity, vocation and mission on earth.
We hope this series can serve as a resource* for your church, small group, family or friends and that it would invite us all to more deeply consider God’s invitation to us.
WHO ARE YOU?
What do you think about the idea that God created us for Shalom? And that he created us for the purpose to live administer and govern the world in Shalom?
What do we learn about our identity as image bearers of God? What are the implications of that?
If we are meant to reflect God’s character in all of the earth, how would that look?
WHERE ARE YOU?
In what ways have we heard the voice of the serpent theologian instead of the God of Genesis?
When have we distrusted God? How does our distrust of God prevented us from experiencing and bringing Shalom?
How would you answer the question from the God of Genesis, “Where are you?” (in relation to your call, your relationship with God, your identity).
WHAT IS YOUR HARAN?
Where are you trying to go with your life/your church? Are you on the path or do you feel you’ve stopped short or settled in any way? Where have you settled and/or with what?
Where/what is your Haran? What would it mean to leave “Haran” or to prepare to leave?
What fears or doubts do you have about the journey from Haran to the Promised Land?
In what ways have you or your church trusted or not trusted God completely to guide you in the journey?
WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR HAND?
What is your palace? What will it take to leave your palace?
What are the groans that you have heard? How have you responded?
When have we settled for a smaller vision?
What is in your hand? What would it look like to entrust it to God?
WHO WILL STAND IN THE GAP? (COMING SOON)
Where have you seen these groups described in Ezekiel present in modern day society? Where do you identify yourself within these groupings? Have you suffered? Have you benefited?
Who are the groups/people who have suffered because of the modern-day priests, prophets, princes/rulers, officials? Where have you seen this?
Do you know someone who has or is standing in the gap?
What could it look like for YOU to stand in the gap? What could it look like for your CHURCH to stand in the gap?
WHAT IS THE GOSPEL? (COMING SOON)
WHAT IS THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH? (COMING SOON)
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