Creation before the fall of humankind. It's almost impossible to imagine that level of unhindered connection between creation and Creator. Yet, genesis 1 and 2 describe that communion. The book of Genesis shows us the incredible amount of care that God spent on us. He loves us so much that He was willing to redeem us even after sin corrupted our union with him. If He values us that much, how much should we value ourselves and each other?
small group questions
1. As you understand pastor Nathan's description of a functional vs. material creation narrative, take a moment to respond with your own thoughts.
2. If the divine image is our human value, how does this impact our self-perception and our interaction with neighbors, community members and strangers?
3. Considering Pastor nathan's comments on Sunday and the ten minutes of follow up in the podcast, share with the group your thoughts on gender in Genesis 1-2.
4. God created "good" and it became corrupted. all creation (now fallen) is a corrupted good which God is working to clease and redeem. Considering all that Pastor Nathan shared on this topic, take a moment to respond.