Discussion Guide: Genesis Week 2

PRAYER

Take the first few minutes of your time together to listen to what God is doing in one another’s lives and pray for any specific needs people in your group may have.

Today’s Discussion

This week we continue a new series titled Genesis, where we will be walking through the first book of the bible by the same name. We will be exploring who God is, what was His purpose in creating the world and humanity, and how, in the midst of all the brokenness our sin has brought to His creation, how is God putting it all back together again. I want to challenge us over the course of this series to think deeply, speak honestly, and perhaps even learn how to love more passionately. Let’s get started with the beginning.

Discussion Questions

 

What would you say is the best invention ever produced? Why?

Preguntas en Español

Cual dirías es la mejor invención y porque?

Genesis 1:26,28

‘Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” ‘

Genesis 2:15-17

‘The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” ‘

According to Scripture, what was the purpose for God inventing us?

How does worshipping God bring us true and ultimate freedom?

How does the Bible’s idea of freedom differ from our culture’s idea of freedom?

Does the culture’s idea of freedom actually lead to freedom? Why or why not?

Preguntas en Español

Génesis 1:26,28

Y dijo Dios (Padre, Hijo y Espíritu Santo): “Hagamos al hombre a Nuestra imagen, conforme a Nuestra semejanza; y ejerza dominio sobre los peces del mar, sobre las aves del cielo, sobre los ganados, sobre toda la tierra, y sobre todo reptil que se arrastra sobre la tierra.” Dios los bendijo y les dijo: “Sean fecundos y multiplíquense. Llenen la tierra y sométanla. Ejerzan dominio sobre los peces del mar, sobre las aves del cielo y sobre todo ser viviente que se mueve sobre la tierra.” 

Génesis 2:15-17

El S eñor Dios tomó al hombre y lo puso en el huerto del Edén para que lo cultivara y lo cuidara. Y el S eñor Dios ordenó al hombre: “De todo árbol del huerto podrás comer, pero del árbol del conocimiento (de la ciencia) del bien y del mal no comerás, porque el día que de él comas, ciertamente morirás.” 

Como el adorar a Dios nos trae la libertad verdadera y final?

Como es la idea de la libertad de la Biblia diferente a la idea de la libertad de nuestra cultura?

Leader Notes

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NOTAS EN ESPAÑOL

Nota

Rick Warren, Pastor of Saddleback Church

“Martin Luther, the man who sparked the Protestant Reformation, said you can milk cows to the glory of God.  You can clean toilets to the glory of God.  Why? It’s your attitude that says, ‘God I’m doing it as if I’m doing it for you.’ For instance, Let’s say you make beds in a hotel; you are probably going to make them nicer if you think, ‘I’m doing this as if Jesus were going to sleep in this bed’.”

How might a life of worship towards God affect our communities and places we work?

According to Genesis 2, what is God’s purpose for giving humanity a vocation, or a job to do?

How does our cultural perception of work differ from this understanding of work we see in Genesis?

How can our vocations/jobs, be part of God’s plan to see His Kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven?

Preguntas en Español

Rick Warren, Pastor De la Iglesia de Saddleback

“Martin Luther, el hombre que precipitó la Reforma Protestante, dijo que puedes ordeñar a una vaca para la gloria de Dios. Puedes limpiar los baños para la gloria de Dios. Porque? Es tu actitud que dice, ‘Dios, lo estoy haciendo como que si lo estoy haciendo para ti.’ Por ejemplo, digamos que arreglas las camas en el hotel; probablemente las arreglarás más bonitas si piensas, ‘Lo estoy haciendo como si Jesús va a dormir en esta camas.’ 

Como una vida de adoración hacia Dios afectaría nuestras comunidades y lugares de trabajo?

Como nuestra percepción cultural del trabajo diferirá del entendimiento del trabajo que vemos en Génesis?

Como nuestra vocación/trabajo, es parte del plan de Dios para ver a su reino venir a la tierra como es en el cielo?

Genesis 2:18

“Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” 

How does walking in intimate, Gospel-centered, community with other help us in our worship of God and our working for His Kingdom?

What does it take to have those kinds of relationships?

Preguntas en Español

Génesis 2:18

Entonces el S eñor Dios dijo: “No es bueno que el hombre esté solo; le haré una ayuda adecuada.” 

Como caminando íntimamente en una comunidad centrada en el Evangelio nos ayuda a adorar a Dios y a trabajar para su reino?

Closing Thought

 

How can we those kinds of things into action?



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