Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Older D-Group

Last night, I met with my older guys (James, Roman, and Drew). This semester we are studying about characters in the Old Testament. As we study, we ask ourselves the questions: What do we learn about the character?, What do we learn about God?, and How does this point to Jesus and the gospel? We started studying Abraham last week. We had good discussion on what it means that Abraham believed and it was counted to him as righteousness. We also talked about the story of Sarai and Hagar (Genesis 16) and how that reflects the gospel. We have a tendency to look at old testament characters and view them as good role models and moral people that we should follow. In that story, we see that they are flawed sinners just like us. We learned that the old testament is stories about God showing His grace to those who deserve it least (much like us today). I am praying that through this semester and study of these characters that we will have a better understanding of who God is and what He has done (and is doing) for us.

No comments: