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Use the following thoughts and questions to have one spiritual conversation. You can pick and choose, use them all or just allow the statement to be your guide. The emphasis shouldn’t be about having all the answers, but simply having a conversation. 1. Opening Statement Begin your conversation by asking about this statement: Creation teaches about His existence, His character and His motives. This statement is the biblical truth the student’s study was built around. Each week there will be one statement that ties the whole study together. These would be great statements to remember together. The hope is that thoughts and ideas will stem from these statements. You can also begin by sharing a thought of your own that you learned during your study of the same lesson. Ask what thoughts were surprising as the study was taught. 2. Thought From the Study God intends for the happiness we experience in sports, relationships, and His other good gifts to point us back to Him. The gifts everyone enjoys in this life lead to the Giver. Yet not everyone has eyes to see. While we can’t receive the gospel message in general revelation, we can certainly see its echoes. How can the things we enjoy point back to Christ? Discuss ways the world around us points us to Christ. 3. Quote for Discussion Discuss this quote and the idea that it would take the whole universe to even begin to allow God to display His greatness. “The created realm (creation) is a spectacular theater that serves as the cosmic matrix in which God’s saving and judging glory can be revealed. God’s glory is so grand that no less a stage than the universe—all that is or was and will be, across space and through time—is necessary for the unfolding of this all-encompassing drama.” –James M. Hamilton Jr. 4. Conversation Questions Use these questions to begin thinking through and applying the lessons to your family life: 1. What are some things we can do together to experience God’s created world more often? 2. What do we learn about God’s motives through creation and what might that mean for our family? 3. What is the difference between being acknowledged and being known?
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