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December 16, 2018

Imago Dei: Engage

Speaker: Tom Burns



Welcome: What is your favorite part of the Christmas season?


Set The Tone: Tonight we want to talk about how we can engage the image of God in us by evaluating the way we bring light into the world and live in the ways God would have us live. At the end of tonight we want to come up with a next action step we each need to take in order to really engage what it means to live out of the image of God in our day to day lives.


Reflect on the Word: Read Matthew 22:36-37


How do you see these two commands working together?


Why is loving your neighbor so significant?


What is significant about God bringing light to darkness?


How do our lives show God’s image in filling emptiness, making order out of chaos and bringing light to darkness?


Ephesians 5:8-21


How do you understand what Paul is saying here about darkness and light? 


What is some specific way you have embraced living in the light?


What do you think it means to make the most of the time given? 


What impacts you the most in your use of time? What makes it hard to use it the way God wants you to?


How do you tie together your use of time, the will of the Lord, being filled with the Spirit, being thankful to God and submitting to one another?


Who do you allow to speak into your life right now? 



Repent/Believe:


How do you need to shine your light right now? What is causing you to struggle to share your light?


What is something you need to change in your use of time? What would you have to believe to make that change?


What can you do this week to be more present in your moments? What might that look like?


What do you need to stop doing that is controlling you right now?


Action Step: What is something specific you need to do?  


NOTE: We will not post questions the next two weeks as we enjoy the Christmas season together.