Conversation Starters – Olathe Campus
Date: Sept 17, 2017
Text: Genesis 3:1-7
Title: You Do You
Genesis 3:1-7: Read Genesis 3:1-7. What stands out to you from this passage or from the sermon?
“Every Choice is a Battlefield”- Nathan says that every choice we make forms us either more or less into the image of God. Do you agree or disagree with this? Why?
“Every temptation begins so subtly”- Temptation: discuss the 3 steps. What stands out to you? Which is the hardest for you?
Step 1 - doubting what God says
Step 2 - doubting God’s love
Step 3 - doubting our freedom
“Every sin ruins everything”- Read James 1:14-15
What from this passage and our passage in Genesis 3 is the result of sin? What are ways you see “every sin ruining everything?” In our passage?
In our world? Or in your own life?
Shame and Clothes- Read Genesis 3:21 Despite our sin and shame - God clothes us. Is there a story you can remember and are willing to share where you were caught in sin and shame - and then through repentance - experienced God’s covering and giving of clothes (God’s mercy, grace, and forgiveness)?
1. Show me the cost of my sin
2. Remind me what I really want
3. Cover me with your love
Would you be willing to write this on a note care - or make this your screen-saver and practice praying this when temptation occurs?
If willing, try praying these prayers this week and next week talk as a group about how this was helpful.