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Jun 10, 2018

Original Blessing

Original Blessing

Passage: Genesis 1

Teacher: Matt Krick

Series: Original Blessing


Discussion Questions:

Compare the worldviews that have come out of Gen 1, which Matt calls "original blessing", and Gen 3 (total depravity). Is there a danger in over-emphasizing one, or excluding one?

What do you think of Bill Plotkin's "Four windows of knowing", or four avenues of learning?

  • Thinking
  • Feeling
  • Sensing/Intuition
  • Imagination

Do you trust/use one of these avenues more than others? Why? Do the others seem important? 

How can you expand your ways of learning? How do you feel about the idea of "embracing mystery"? What's the difference between reading the Bible to experience God, and reading to collect information? What's the difference between knowing about God, and knowing God?

Gen 1:2b says, "The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters." Matt talked about that being a picture of the spirit of God in the process of bringing beauty, order and shalom out of chaos. If you sit for a few minutes with that image, is it meaningful to you? Is there a place in your life where you want to invite Jesus to enter into the chaos and bring peace?

Are intimacy and wonder worth pursuing? If they don't come through knowledge, how do we increase those in our lives?