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Between Two Worlds

August 11, 2019 Speaker: Drew Maust

Passage: Exodus 40:33–40:38

God is on mission to bring renewal to his creation. While he has taken this work upon himself, he calls out worshipers of all stripes to be his agents of redemption. As in Christ God bridged the gap between heaven and earth, so, too, Christians are to bridge the gap between these two worlds as Christ's representatives. The ministry of Wycliffe Bible Translators is one example of how that gap is being bridged today by enabling access to God's word in the language that serves communities best. How will you bridge the gap?

 

Reading Plan: 

Monday: Rom 5:10-11

Tuesday: Rom 8:19-22

Wednesday: 2 Cor 5:17-21

Thursday: Gal 2:15-17

Friday: Eph 2:11-22

Saturday: Col 1:19-20

Sunday: Rom 5:10-11

 

Questions: 

1. Icebreaker: Tell about a time you tried to learn or use a foreign language. How did it go? Were you able to communicate?

2. In what ways does the book of Exodus show that God is separate from humans

3. In what ways does Exodus demonstrate that God is at work to bridge the gap between himself and humans, heaven and earth

4. How would you explain to a 5 year old what Paul means by "ministry of reconciliation" in 2 Cor 5:17-20?

5. Who (in addition to Jesus) has been a mediator between heaven and earth for you? How did they do that?

6. In what ways are your home and work "cultures" in need of Christ's renewal? How might you bridge that gap? 

7. What gap does the ministry of Wycliffe Bible Translators seek to bridge?

8. Bridging the gap for others isn't always comfortable or appreciated. Pray for perseverance for C@M missionaries as they seek to be agents of redemption. Pray for supernatural insights into both biblical and local culture so they can stand between these two worlds.