Conversation Starters – Brookside Campus
Date: Oct 1, 2017
Text: Genesis 3:8-24
Title: Newer Is Always Better
ICE BREAKER: What invention of the past 50 years makes you say “newer is better!”
FROM THE GARDEN TO THE CITY: Paul talked about how progress is God’s idea — His plan for humanity takes us from the Garden to the City. How do think your daily work contribute to that progression?
OPENING SCRIPTURE: Read Genesis 3:8-24. What stands out to you from this passage? What does this passage teach us about God? About ourselves?
UNDERSTANDING THE CURSE: Paul talked about three dimensions of our curse: 1) Personal; 2) Corporate; 3) Supernatural. How have you seen each of these at work in your life? In our world?
ALL THINGS WILL BE MADE NEW: Read Revelation 21:2-5. What do you think it will be like living without fear, pain, or death, in the constant direct presence of God? Let your imaginations run wild as a group! How might this vision of the end of our story impact the way we live today?
PRAYER: Paul’s final point was to “Trust in Jesus — He who will make all things new!” Where is there a “trust gap” in your life? Where are you struggling to believe that Jesus can (and will!) redeem and restore? Share these “gaps” as a group and then pray for one another.