Secret Church 2022: Who Am I? Session 2

Secret Church 2022: Who Am I?

Who Am I? – Session 2

WHO AM I?
Gender. Sexuality. Artificial Intelligence. Race. Justice. Genomics. The Metaverse.

Life seems complicated these days. Fragmented even. And everyone has an opinion. But what does the Bible say about all of these issues? About you? About me? About the 7 billion people that fill every street, town, campus, village, apartment, and neighborhood on earth?

Secret Church 2022 focuses on what it means that we are made in the image of God and how that impacts all areas of life.

Stream session media, download the study guide, answer key, and the small group discussion guide. 

Session 2 Discussion Questions

EPIC QUESTIONS

How Can It Be Made Right? How Can I (How Can We) Experience the Good Life?

1. Even unbelievers may try to change their attitudes and actions because they feel bad for certain sins. Why are these efforts ultimately futile in terms of dealing with our sin problem and making ourselves right before God?

2. How would you answer the following question: “Who is Jesus?”

3. Why is it important that we believe Jesus is fully divine (fully God)? Why is it important that we believe Jesus is also fully human?

4. What has Jesus done to deal with our sin problem? What response is required of us if we are to receive the salvation Jesus provides? (If you’re not a Christian, talk with someone in your group about what it means to have forgiveness and eternal life in Jesus.)

5. How does salvation in Christ change our identity and purpose? What are some practical effects this should have in our everyday life?

*Discuss any reflections from the group based on your meditation on Psalm 8.

CONTEMPORARY APPLICATIONS

Humanity and Sexuality

1. When we think about sexuality, why is it important to begin with God’s design and ownership of our bodies?

2. Many non-Christians view the Bible’s teaching on sex as being restrictive and opposed to our happiness. In what ways does this miss the Bible’s teaching?

3. What are some ways you’ve noticed our culture trying to normalize, or even celebrate, sexual immorality?

4. All people have, at some level, committed sexual sin (either in thought or in deed). What hope does the gospel offer for such people?

5. What biblical truths and promises can you meditate on and apply in order to flee sexual temptation and find your ultimate satisfaction in Christ? (Make a list.)

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Humanity and Race

1. What tendencies toward racial pride have you noticed in your own life?

2. How should the Bible’s teaching about our being made in God’s image shape the way we think about people of other races and backgrounds?

3. Why should God’s grace in salvation make racial pride unthinkable for followers of Christ?

4. How does racial division in the church undermine the church’s witness? How does unity around the gospel give credibility to the church’s witness?

5. Given that racism is ultimately a spiritual battle, what are the main “weapons” the church should use in this battle?

Humanity and Abortion

1. What’s s wrong with viewing abortion primarily as a political issue?

2. In what way(s) is abortion rebellion against God himself?

3. Why is the question, “Is the unborn human?” the critical question when it comes to abortion?

4. How does God relate to the unborn? (see Psalm 139)

5. What are some practical ways churches and individual Christians can minister to moms and families who may be tempted to see abortion as an option?

*Discuss any reflections from the group based on your meditation on Revelation 22:1–5.

LESS THAN 1% OF ALL MONEY GIVEN TO MISSIONS GOES TO UNREACHED PEOPLE AND PLACES.

That means that the people with the most urgent spiritual and physical needs on the planet are receiving the least amount of support. Together we can change that!