March 15, 2020: Speaking of Confiscation
The message that sparked the conversation ... Gracious Confiscation.
Have you ever had items confiscated at airport security? Did your parents ever take away the car when you were a teenager? It’s never fun when someone with more authority or power takes what belongs to you. Join us as we talk about Moses, the plagues of Egypt and the impact of confiscation.
- What was something an authority figure confiscated from you as a child?
- In your experience and observation, what are some emotional effects of confiscation?
- What message does confiscation send? How is it different for children than for adults?
- Exodus chapters 7-8 begins a contest of wills between Pharaoh and the LORD, the God of Israel. The "signs and wonders" Moses announced are a form of divine confiscation. The Creator is taking back his blessings and returning (some of) the creation to chaos. As you listen to these chapters, what is the place in the story that gets you (fascinates, intrigues, thrills, haunts, angers, gladdens, or otherwise stands out to you)?
- What do you get to know more deeply about the God and Father of Jesus through this?
- How is there good news in this for you?
- What do you want to say to people in your household, church, or neighborhood?