First Published Saturday June 6, 2020

The pain of standing alone is real, and in today’s generation, that pain is amplified as digital technology creates unique challenges and opportunities to follow Jesus. Although our smart devices are always connected, we live increasingly disconnected lives. Reality is filtered through the screen, and we find ourselves struggling to reconcile our google searches with the living scriptures. Our hope is to do life together. Let’s stand together as we seek to live like Jesus in the here & now.

Icebreaker

Which influencers do you follow on social media and why?

Praise

 

Sermon

 

Digging Deeper

Reflect on the sermon today – did any ideas strike you that you’d like to comment on?

Re-read Romans 12:1-2.  List other things you could offer as a sacrifice to God.

Why does it matter to offer God our digital identities as well as our physical identities?

Many people find it easier to be one person behind a screen, and another person in real life.   Have you experienced that conundrum?

What were you challenged by in today’s message?

Is it a sacrifice, to be a “living sacrifice”?  Why is offering yourself as a living sacrifice called “True and proper worship”?

Romans 12:2 talks about being transformed by the renewal of your mind.  Read 2 Corinthians 3:18 and compare the ideas there.

Think about discerning God’s will (Romans 12:2). How easy is it to do?  Does it get easier when you spend more time with God?  Why does God’s will seem so hard for us to understand some days?\

Challenge

What lessons can you apply to your daily life from what we learnt?

Where is my focus? Do I spend all my time staring at the screen and forget to stare at Jesus?

When people see my profile on social media, do they  see Jesus in me?