Weekly Scripture Reading:
This Week’s Scripture Reading: Mark 3:20-35, 2 Corinthians 4:12-5:1 & Genesis 3:8-15
Connection Points 6-10-18 (Mark 3:20-35, 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 & Genesis 3:8-15)
Therefore, we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16
I look in the mirror, attempt to keep up with my kids, or try to remember someone’s name and I’m reminded of this truth: I am wasting away! I can eat healthy, go to the gym, and play brain games but in the end, I’m still wasting away. The Genesis reading sheds light on all this “wasting away” in life. The answer is sin – The sin in this world and the sin in me. We can go to church, say our prayers, and be super good people but none of that will fix the problem of sin.
The Good News though is that Jesus dealt with the problem of sin at the cross and through the empty tomb. There will be some temporary wasting away in this life. But in Christ – We have eternal life. There will be no more wasting away when the perishable is clothed with the imperishable.
Connection Point Discussion Questions 6-10-18
- Read Mark 3:20-35, 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 & Genesis 3:8-15
- What do you remember from the readings, sermon, or devotion?
- What part of wasting away in this life is most difficult for you to deal with?
- Why must we deal with sickness, troubles, and death in this life?
- Where do we find hope as we deal with the difficult times of life?
- What do you most look forward to about heaven someday?
- Adam and Eve were afraid when God came looking for them in the Garden. By why is there also some Gospel in the fact that God came walking in the Garden?