Once you grasp that Jesus is better, all rivals are ruined for you forever.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:20-26
- In a Hulu commercial featuring Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganielo, we are told, 'That's the funny thing about better...once you try it, you can't go back.' We are told that Hulu will ruin TV for you forever. How does this commercial tap into our human desire to set our heart on whatever we see as 'best?'
- We don't get transformed by having a low view of the world, but by having a high view of Jesus. What does this statement mean? How does a high view of Jesus bring change to a person's life?
- Matt compared riding the yellow school bus to driving his first truck to school. After getting his own wheels, Matt never longed for the good old days of riding the bus. Why do we sometimes look back on the old days of sin and death and imagine that it was better?
- What does it mean to be 'in Adam' vs. 'in Christ' (1 Cor 15:22)?
- How are we mysteriously joined to Adam, bearing his image? How is what is true of Adam true of us?
- What does it mean to be 'in Christ?' How does what is true of Jesus become true of us?
- Think about riding an airplane. The Adam plane is headed for sin, death, condemnation. We can sit in first class and have a great time, but we can't change the destination of that plane. The Jesus plane is headed for life, peace, resurrection. How do we switch planes?
- How does Jesus demonstrate better faithfulness than Adam?
- How does Jesus demonstrate better love than Adam?
- How does Jesus demonstrate better strength than Adam?
- How are we tempted to worship like Adam?
- How can this group remind one another that Jesus is better?