06.17.2018 | “1 John Week 5 (2.28 – 3.3)”

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Breaking Ground

What memories and/or feelings does Father’s Day bring up for you personally?

Any stories (humorous or otherwise) about this day from your life? 


The Dig

In the Bible, God as a parent is a significant metaphor and God is often referred to as our FATHER. However, on Mother’s Day earlier this year, Pastor Eric taught about reflecting on the image of God as a MOTHER.

Having heard more about God’s parent relationship with us- as both Father AND Mother, what (if anything) has this done to your understanding of God?
How does this PERSONALLY intersect with your life? (i.e., what type of images come into your mind now when you think about God as a parent?)

How are these images and words different from any that are associated with your earthly parents? 

How do those images differ from or enhance your understanding and worship of God? 


Getting Out of the Hole

Continue to grow in the ways that you predominantly perceive God as either MALE or FEMALE.

Recognize and celebrate the God who can fully embody the human experience, AND celebrate the beautiful diversity and plurality of the Church.