“Share one thing that you have “broken”.”
8/21 Students’ WAKE - “pool party with a purpose”, 3:00pm
8/28 Baptism Sunday
8/28 Special ‘business meeting’ & celebration - elder affirmation 4:00pm
8/31 Students’ ‘The Color Storm’ - 6:30pm, a large outreach event for students on campus
9/4 Meet The Mount - for guests to learn about The Mount (lunch & childcare provided)
9/18 “All In” Sunday & Church-wide Picnic - Save The Date - more info to come
“Broken” - new sermon series begins. The hope of Week 1 is to see that, NOT ONLY… is the whole world broken since the fall,… BUT also that “YOU and I” are broken since the fall. Sin not only has affected the entire world, it has affected you and me.
Key Passages: Gen 3:1-13; Rom 5:12; Psalm 51 (v1-5, 16-17) ; Psalm 32:1-5; Psalm 34:18
- Ask if someone can give the primary sermon points to refresh the message (be prepared to do this yourself if needed).
- What is the root of ‘all of our’ brokenness? (the original sin; Gen 3) Beyond original sin, what is the current reality of our ‘own’ brokenness? (Read Rom 5:12; our heart, our sinfulness, our own personal rebellion against God; Jeremiah 17:9)
- Is there anyone here in the room without sin… without brokenness? (No; This is obvious to us all but it is helpful and really needed… to be said out loud. So we can all stop pretending.)
- Read Gen 3:1-13. In what areas of your life are you blaming others like Adam and Eve did?
- What is the shift from saying, “we are all sinners” to “ I am a sinner” and why is this so important? (when we focus on others and other situations we focus on that which we can’t control. When we shift to focus on us and where God needs to work in our life, our change. Let God work in you, and on you, then you will see God work through you; Ps 34:18)
- What can we learn in the first 5 verses of both Psalm 32 and Psalm 51 about the first steps of repentance? (Aware of need for repentance and Acknowledgement of sin)
- Ask if there are any other personal observations or takeaways from the scripture or sermon.
Pray Psalm 51:1-2, “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!” ~ ~ ~ and Praise Him… Psalm 51:15, “O Lord, … my mouth will declare your praise.”