Conversation Starters – Shawnee Campus
Date: Oct 1, 2017
Text: Genesis 3:8-24
Title: Newer Is Better
ICE BREAKER: What technological invention of the future are you most looking forward to? (be creative - flying cars of course but what about something like automatic diaper changers for babies)!
OUGHT = New Things aren’t bad: God created mankind to cultivate, create, innovate, and make new things. One of the ways we glorify God is when we use these skills.
1) What new technologies are you grateful for that have aided you?
IS (part 1) = New Things aren’t enough: “Progress without Purpose is Pointless.” Solving one problem with technology only leads to another problem. This is because “the heart of the problem is the problem of the human heart.”
1) Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?
2) What are other examples you would use as evidence to make this argument?
a) Hint: (examples of the atomic bomb or technology for cyber bullying).
IS (part 2) = We are cursed: Spend time discussing how we are cursed both individually and corporately. What differences are there? Why does this distinction matter? How do you see the curse affecting you personally in these areas?
1) We are cursed individually
2) We are cursed corporately
CAN = Using Technology for the Common Good: We realize technology cannot be our saviour yet what are some practical ways you can use technology to help promote the common good?
WILL = All things will be made new: Read Revelation 21:2-5. Talk about what stands out to you? Specifically, what difference does the phrase “all things being made new” offer?
PRAYER: Please pray as you are led.