Thursday, February 11 2021
These "table talk" discussions to encourage conversations about God and reality that intersect with your family and friendships. Having begun and concluded with prayer, we can talk to family, friends, peers, and neighbors (Colossians 4:2–6). Here are 5 discussions for 5 days:
1. What would you say to a friend who said that they do not believe unborn infants and the elderly have a right to life?
- Can human rights exist equally and constantly for everyone if there is no Creator? Why?
- Do people commonly do what Isaiah 5:20 says some have done to morality? Why?
2. Would it be good if your peers determined what is right and wrong for others based on their views?
- How does belief and trust in God change a person's beliefs about what is right and wrong?
- How does Romans 2:14–15 convey the reality of a common moral code?
3. How would you respond if a family member justified times when abusing others, murder, stealing, and lying about others are not always wrong?
- Where do right and wrong behaviors come from — self, society, survival, or God?
- Can someone be righteous who does not know God according to 1 John 2:4–10?
4. How would you talk to a friend who spreads gossip but thinks it is wrong for others to slander her?
- Do people's views of what is right and wrong change when their beliefs come from self and society rather than God?
- How would hypocrisy cause problems according to Romans 2:17–24?
5. Should you remain silent when a friend poisons his mind with lies and speaks evil as long as he does not hurt others and himself physically?
- Why would someone choose not to consider God as the constant standard to determine right and wrong, good and evil?
- Do you think your friends and family would agree with the description of rebellion against God in Romans 1:18–21?