Teaching Series Introduction:
According to a study from University College London, nearly a quarter of us have experienced a complete breakdown in a significant relationship during the pandemic. Friendships have been stretched; families have been fractured; romances have struggled. Yes, over the last 2 years many of us know that our relationships have taken a serious hit.
This important teaching series is all about those relationships. Rooted in the biblical book of Proverbs, this is a chance to reflect, rebuild and refresh all our relationships in this post-pandemic world.
You may find it helpful to download and take our Relationships Healthcheck alongside this teaching series.
‘The crisis of Covid has distanced us from each other. We see anew how far apart we are. The result must be a new way to bring us together.’
Legacy In An Age Of The Immediate
BY: Sarah Auger
DATE: Sunday 19 June 2022
BIBLE PASSAGES: Read online
Proverbs (Chapter 17, verse 6)
Psalm (Chapter 78, verses 1-8)
We all want our lives to count. To make a difference. What if investing in the next generation – the ones who come after us – is the biggest impact we can have? What if the lives that come next are the ones who will truly change the world? How do we change our focus, so that we’ll leave a legacy that carries on for decades after us?
Listen Online: Podcast
Watch Online: Church At Home
Children’s & Youth Resources:
These resources will be used within the various groups in-person on a Sunday morning. This means that if you are unable to attend one of our Sunday Gatherings, you can still study and follow along with the same material at a time that is best for you. However you study, we encourage you to engage with your group as much as possible. If you would like to know about how you can get connected with our children’s or youth groups please contact us, we would love to hear from you.
This Weeks Youth Video:
This weeks Children’s Video:
Bible Study Questions:
There are two different sets of questions for you to use, whether you are exploring the Bible within your Life Group, in other group settings, or simply using them on your own.
A. DISCUSSION STARTERS
These are simple questions to provoke discussion together out of the talk (ideal if you are watching our Sunday Service online with others in your group):
1) Was there anything that particularly helped you during the talk?
2) Was there anything that you didn’t necessarily agree with, or found difficult to understand in the talk?
3) RESPONSE QUESTION. As a result of the talk, what:
a. Changes do you want to see?
b. Truths do you need to remember?
c. Actions do you need to take?
B. QUESTIONS TO EXPLORE
These are questions that are based on the talk and the surrounding themes:
1) What would you like your legacy to be?
2) The proverb for this week – Proverbs 17:6 – highlights the important legacy of different generations within families. And yet, part of the beauty of church is that the church is a family with many generations beyond biological families. Why is it so encouraging to think that you can have a huge impact on the world, through other generations, way beyond your own life?
3) Read Luke 5:1-12. In her talk, Sarah mentioned that it is probable that the disciples were much younger than we often think. How did the disciples respond to Jesus, and what does Jesus give them to do? What difference does it make knowing that the disciples may well have been quite young? How does this change how we see the role of different generations?
4) In verse 3, it is noticeable that Jesus got into one of the boats. Sarah mentioned the important principle of ‘intentionally getting into the lives’ of other generations. What could that look like for you?
5) Sarah quoted the phrase, ‘We are known by the tracks we leave.’ She highlighted the unique impact that followers of Jesus can have is by passing on the good news of Jesus to others, including to other generations. What part can you play in doing this?
6) Read 1 Timothy 4:11-14. Timothy was a young person, and Paul gives him a crucial leadership role urging him to not ‘let anyone look down on you because you are young.’ What role can you play in encouraging younger generations to play their part in God’s purposes?
7) Take some time to pray for different generations, including for children and young people. Pray that they would truly change the world in Jesus’ name. Pray that you would be courageous in playing your part in releasing and empowering the next generation.