How did we see God move this week as we tried to live out the Spirit’s leading? What challenges did we encounter? What victories can we celebrate?

Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

4:25 And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and called his name Seth, for she said, “God has appointed for me another offspring instead of Abel, for Cain killed him.” 4:26 To Seth also a son was born, and he called his name Enosh. At that time people began to call upon the name of the LORD. 5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. 2 Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man when they were created. 3 When Adam had lived 130 years, he fathered a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth. 4 The days of Adam after he fathered Seth were 800 years; and he had other sons and daughters. 5 Thus all the days that Adam lived were 930 years, and he died.

Recall from Sunday:

Genesis 1:27-28 – We are called to multiply God’s image…

Genesis 4:25-27 – …by grace with prayer…

Genesis 5:1-5 – …to leave a legacy.

Reflect: What sticks out to you personally from the passage?

What impacted you on a personal level from Sunday’s sermon?

Since the fall, humans no longer automatically serve as God’s vice-regents. What did it take for you to submit your life to God? Who are you helping learn their design as image bearers of God? How are you helping them grow into that role?

Eve received Seth as an appointed gift from God, and as he grew older people began to call on God’s name in prayer. How have you seen God’s provision at the end of a season of loss? Has that experience changed the way you pray? Is there someone you know who is suffering loss that you can share that story with?

Cain’s legacy led to Lamech’s villainy (Gen 4:23-24), but Seth’s legacy led to Enoch (5:21-25) and Noah (6:8-9). Where do you see yourself leaving a legacy? What kind of legacy are you leaving behind? Who can you be pouring into who will be around after you are gone?

Help your group identify the people God is calling them to pour into. Spend some time praying together, maybe allowing each member some time for silent prayer, to ask the Spirit how they can help that person grow one step closer to Jesus this week. Come together and help each other figure out concrete steps you can take this week for the people the Spirit has entrusted to your care.

Our seasons of loss are not the end of our stories. Cry out together for God’s provision in those seasons of loss, and consider as you see God’s provision who you can encourage with the story. If appropriate, commit to sharing that story with the people the Spirit is guiding you to this week.