Discussion Helps for Meeting 1 - Creation of Man / The Fall / Effects of the Fall

Please note: These questions are here just to help out with group discussion, not to drive the discussion. They may not be needed at all. And certainly don’t feel like you need to get through them all. The important thing in this study is just to let people hear what God is saying through Dan's teaching and let group members have a chance to help each other understand and reinforce what is being said.

Icebreaker Question 
  • What’s one of the best pictures you’ve ever taken? And why would you say it’s one of the best?

Main Clip - (27:27) - from (1:38:29) - (Not planning on going through this video with a fine tooth comb. Many thoughts will be solidified as we watch similar videos for subsequent meetings.)
  • What stood out to you from the main video clip? Any favorite quotes?
  • Did anything confuse you?

as conversation wanes...

Supplemental Clips 

About a third of the way through the main clip Dan talks about how man was created in the image of God. The supplemental clips for this meeting all have to do with the creation of man, the fall of man and the effects of the fall. Let’s start on those by looking at clip 1.1:

View Clip 1.1(1:36) - (creation)

Genesis 1:26-28 - (volunteer to read)

  • What is the “image of God”? And what does it mean to be made in the image of God?

(1 John 4:8 - God is love)

Jesus is the image of the invisible God. Jesus is the “tada of God” - Here are a couple of bonus clips on Jesus as the “tada of God” - v(:53) / (1:13)

Heb. 1:2-3  - the radiance of His glory - exact representation of His nature

Col. 1:15 - the image of the invisible God

2 Cor. 4:4 - Christ - the image of God

John 1:14 - the Word became flesh

John 1:18 - no one ever seen God

John 5:19 - only what He sees His Father doing

John 14:7-11 - seen me - seen the Father

John 17:6,7 - I have manifested your name - everything comes from You

1 John 5:20 - given us understanding that we may know Him

  • What was God talking about when He said “be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it” in v.28?

View Clips - 1.2(1:06) - (the fall & the effects of the fall)
                  - 1.3 - (1:15) 

Genesis  2:15-17  3:1-13

  • What do you think satan’s strategy was to get Adam and Eve to eat the fruit?

  • What was Adam & Eve’s response to God’s presence, God’s voice after they had eaten? (Run & hide / blame shift / self-justification)

  • What are some ways we run and hide from God today?

Genesis  3:14-24

  • Looking back at 2:17 - They didn’t fall over dead when they ate so what was it that “died”?

View Clips 
1.4 - (2:03) - twisted relationships
                  1.5 - (:49) 
  • How did Adam and Eve change after the fall? What changes did Dan bring up in the short clips?