Describe a time when you or someone you know crossed a cultural, social, religious, economic, or ethnic boundary to make a difference in someone’s life. What was difficult about this experience? What were the payoffs?
Summary: Sometimes it may seem like we live in two separate worlds, the digital world and our face-to-face relationships. God has given us an amazing opportunity to cross this boundary, bringing our relationship with him into our digital space to make a lasting difference in people’s lives.
Read Acts 10:1-35 and ask the following questions:
1. What do you like about this passage?
2. What do you find uncomfortable or difficult to understand in this passage?
3. What appears to be the main idea emphasized in this passage? (Look for repeated words or ideas.)
Consider how the following passages increase our understanding of this topic:
Read John 4:4-42.
Read Acts 17:16-23.
4. What are the beliefs and values promoted in these passages?
5. How are these beliefs and values similar or different from those that have influenced you? (such as your family, culture, peers, church, etc.)
6. How might our faith increase and our lives change as we embrace what is true and important?
In light of our need to cross all sorts of boundaries to share Christ with others, here are some additional thoughts on crossing digital boundaries.
Set aside a few minutes every week to message friends at the very end of your small group or Bible study. You can also meet up with other believers each week and reach out to others so you don’t have to do it alone! Here are some things you can do:
Check in to see how they are doing:
Seek to start a spiritual conversation:
Pray: In light of what we’ve discussed, how can we pray for each other right now?
Since we last met, what happened as a result of expressing Christ’s love to others?
How can you, or we, express Christ’s love to others this week digitally?
Consider using one or more of the ideas listed in this lesson.
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