This week, we’ll see how Jesus is our redeemer and be invited to ask Jesus to redeem both our sin and our situations.
Genesis 1:31, 3:17–18; Colossians 1:13–20; Psalm 13:1–2
Share an embarrasing injury story.
How might we cause ourselves pain because of our own actions?
How might we experience pain because of something we have no control over?
Would anyone like to share a time when you experience failure, hurt, loss, or pain?
In your own words, what do you think it means for Jesus to "redeem" someone or something?
If you've asked Jesus to redeem you, how has your life changed since then?
Is there a painful situation in your life right now that you need Jesus to redeem? How do you want him to redeem it?
When life gets difficult, is pain more likely to make you feel weak and afraid (the carrot) or tough and bitter (the egg)?
- [Read Psalm 13:1–2.] Have you ever felt like saying something like that to God?
- Why do you think passages like this are included in Scripture?
What's one way you hope to grow stronger through pain and difficulty?