THE WORLD’S TWO-NESS
What’s the big problem with the world?
DISCUSS: “You and I do bad things and fail to do good things. If we don’t sort out this sin problem now we’ll be in trouble when we die.”
What’s good and bad about this statement?
How would you improve it?
1 Corinthians 15:20-23
In Adam we – and the whole world – are taken down to death and curse
In Christ we – and the whole world – are raised to life and blessings
Shaped by our families
In Adam we share:
family history – disconnection from God.
family traits – defects: suspicion, slavery, selfishness, stuff-ups
family inheritance – death.
Our problem is not so much our behaviour, it’s our being.
How will this affect our evangelism?
O loving wisdom of our God!
When all was sin and shame,
A second Adam to the fight
And to the rescue came.
Praise to the Holiest in the Height, J.H. Newman
How does Jesus solve our disconnection, defects and death?
A Sentence Up Your Sleeve...
“That problem is beyond me. I don’t think I/we can ever solve it, do you?”
- How are Adam and Jesus similar? How are they different?
- Someone asks, “Why is there so much suffering and evil in the world?” Using the teaching of this session, how would you answer?
- If you were asked “Why did Jesus come?” how would you answer?
- What is the “problem” you’d drop into conversation above? How do you think you could naturally speak about our great need for a Saviour?