HOW DID YOU SEE GOD THIS WEEK AS YOU FOLLOWED HIM?

WHAT DID GOD SAY IN HIS WORD?

Opening Question:

In the middle of this coronavirus crisis, how have you seen people treating others like they matter? How have you seen people treating others like they don’t matter?

God showed us in his law that people matter a great deal to him in the ways he legally protected their lives. Let’s revisit this in our passage from Sunday:

28 “When an ox gores a man or a woman to death, the ox shall be stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten, but the owner of the ox shall not be liable. 29 But if the ox has been accustomed to gore in the past, and its owner has been warned but has not kept it in, and it kills a man or a woman, the ox shall be stoned, and its owner also shall be put to death. 30 If a ransom is imposed on him, then he shall give for the redemption of his life whatever is imposed on him. 31 If it gores a man’s son or daughter, he shall be dealt with according to this same rule. 32 If the ox gores a slave, male or female, the owner shall give to their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.

Reflect Together:

Why do you think God provided the ransom option in verse 30? How might that have provided for the family who lost someone to the ox?

WHAT DID GOD SAY TO ME THROUGH HIS WORD?

What difference could it make to me tomorrow, to know that I and others matter to God?

Where have I not reflected God and restored life?

WHAT DOES GOD WANT ME TO DO ABOUT IT?

How can I reflect and restore this week? (at church, home, school, online, at work?)