In the Beginning, Part 23: Brokenness
We are all broken sexually, spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and physically as a result of the fall. Our brokenness blinds us to our brokenness and tells us we are not as broken as others.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS
- What was one thing you found especially difficult, challenging, or helpful about this message?
- What do you think of when you hear the word “brokenness”?
- Read Genesis 19:12-13. How does this show us the results of unredeemed brokenness? How does the Bible always tell the truth about our brokenness? How does the gospel speak to our brokenness?
- What is the difference between fixing something and redeeming something?
- In what ways have we idolized a broken view of sex? What are the results of this?
- Consider and discuss each of the four “taglines” below that Pastor Mike gave in this message. How do you respond to these? How have you and experienced each of these?
- Brokenness is the inability for mankind to enjoy and experience the world and its people the way God originally designed it and us.
- We are all broken sexually, spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and physically as a result of the fall.
- Our brokenness blinds us to our brokenness.
- Our brokenness tells us we are not as broken as others.
- How is brokenness “a level playing field”? What are the implications of this as we walk with Jesus? Why should a biblical view of brokenness lead us to humility?
- Read and discuss Matthew 7:1-5. What is righteous judgment? Where do you need to put this into practice in your life?
- Pastor Mike said, “Stay the course. But don’t stay the course in an unloving way.” What does this mean, and how do we do this?
- Spend some time in prayer for the things you’ve discussed. Ask the Lord to reveal anything in your life you are trying to fix that instead needs to be redeemed.