October 27, 2019: Speaking of Scars
The message that sparked the conversation ... Walk with Me.
What kind of scars do you have? Whether they are physical or emotional, scars are a reminder of an experience. Join us as we discuss the lasting marks that have shaped us and how God uses them.
- Do you have a memorable scar? Is there a background story?
- How have the memories associated with this scar shaped the person you're becoming?
- What, if anything, might this scar mean for your future?
- In Genesis 17, God introduces a practice that will leave all the males in Abraham's family scarred for life: circumcision. God says it's a "sign" of the promise He made to Abraham in chapter 12 and repeated in chapter 15. Listening to this chapter, what stands out?
- The New Testament describes circumcision as a fulfilled sign, and no longer needed because Jesus is the long-awaited heir of Abraham: "in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love" (Galatians 5:6, see also, Acts 15). The sign of circumcision was replaced by baptism, by which you have "been buried with [Christ], in which you were also raised with him through faith" (Colossians 2:11-12). Considering his pattern of providing signs to go with His promise, what do you come to know more deeply about God?
- How is this good news for you?
- What do you want to share about this with people in your household, church, or community?