August 06, 2023 | Resources | Discussion | Adult by James B. Angus, Jr.
Lesson 1: Jesus Loves Everybody, Always
(Genesis 1-2; Matt. 22:36-40)
Aug 6, 2023
- Human Nature: According to Genesis 1 and 2, what is the nature and purpose of human beings? How does the concept of being made in the image of God influence our understanding of human dignity and responsibility?
- Gender and Relationships: Genesis 1 and 2 describe the creation of man and woman in slightly different ways. How are gender roles and relationships depicted in these chapters, and how do they impact our understanding of gender dynamics in contemporary society?
- The Sabbath: In Genesis 2, God rests on the seventh day, setting it apart as a day of rest and blessing. What significance does the Sabbath hold in the context of creation, and how does it continue to influence religious practices and beliefs today?
- The Greatest Commandment: In Matthew 22:36-40, Jesus identifies the two greatest commandments: to love God with all your heart, soul, and mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself. How do these commandments encompass the essence of all other commandments in the Bible? How can we practically apply them in our daily lives?
- Love for Others: Loving our neighbors as ourselves is a challenging call. What are some practical ways we can express love and compassion towards others, regardless of their background, beliefs, or circumstances? How can we overcome barriers and biases to love others selflessly?
- The Connection between Love for God and Love for Others: According to Jesus' teaching, there is a strong connection between loving God and loving others. How do these two commandments complement and reinforce one another? How might our relationships with others reflect the depth of our love for God?