This year in the Student Ministry we have done a few lessons where we ask the question “how should Christians respond…” We look at current issues happening in our culture, and we discuss how we as Christians should respond to those issues. Ones that we had done earlier in the year were “Terrorism and the Christian Response” and “How Should Christians Respond to the issue of Slavery and Human Trafficking“.
This past Sunday (4/19/15) was another such lesson. We asked the question “how should Christians respond” with regards to the issues of Abortion and Homosexuality.
Below is a video of the lesson taught that night, as well as the small group questions the students spent time discussing. The scripture passages we looked at for this lesson were Genesis 1:27-28, Romans 1;26-27, Psalm 139:13-16, Exodus 20:13, James 2:10-11, Exodus 20:3-17, Romans 2:1, Romans 3:23-24, and John 13:35.
Small Group Discussion Questions
- Our culture is in the midst of a big battle over the issues of Abortion and Homosexuality. Many want it to be ok and accepted, while others believe they are wrong.
- Why do you think these are some of the major issues in our culture today?
- What is difficult about growing up in a culture battling over these types of things?
- Does it make it easier or harder to deal with these issues if you are a Christian?
- Have you ever had conversations with friends about these things? If so, how did those conversations go?
- Is it easy or difficult to balance what the Bible says about these issues while also making sure we treat people with love like God calls us to? Why?
- What are Ephesians 2:1-9 and 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 saying? How do these verses apply to the way we as Christians should respond to these issues?
- Any other thoughts/comments/questions about this?