Sunday, April 28, 2013

Rocks Theme Night

Challenge: Bring in a pet rock!

Trivia: Rocks

Message:  “As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 2:4-5
  • Opening questions
    • What’s the most beautiful stone you’ve ever seen?
    • Have you ever seen one of those stones look ugly?
  • Law: When God created us, he made us the most beautiful diamonds you could ever imagine. When we sinned, we became trapped in this awful mine that we can’t get ourselves out, the same as diamonds are trapped in mines like this and can’t get out on their own.

  • Gospel: Jesus, purest stone of all, came into these mines and cut us out to save us from the mines of our sins.

  • Life Focus: After he brought us out of the mines of sin, we were rough, uncut diamonds—beautiful in God’s eyes, but still being made perfect. Throughout our lives, we are being cut and made into more beautiful diamonds by the work of the Holy Spirit. And we make our lives “spiritual sacrifices” to God, beautiful through the work of Jesus on the cross.

  • Discussion Questions
    • How have you seen the Holy Spirit cutting you into a more beautiful stone?
    • What sort of sacrifices can you offer in the living stone of your life?

Scripture: 1 Peter 2:4-10

  • Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament
  • Name that Rock Song!

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