Session 2: We Are God’s Family
Time: Each session is designed to be 45-60 minutes.
Supplies: Notebook, pencil/pen, technology to watch the videos
The Moses journey in Exodus 2-7
Key learnings for this session:
- God called Moses to a diverse journey from multi-cultural, cross-cultural to intercultural.
- Moses had to learn to use new tools. What were the new tools?
- Moses’ challenges were opportunities for change. Identify some of Moses’ opportunities for change?
- Moses had to learn the culture. What were some indicators that Moses was able to navigate different cultures?
- Moses becomes countercultural. What was an example of Moses as functioning in a countercultural* mindset?
(*Counterculture reflects a culture of values and norms of behavior that differ from mainstream society.)
Observations to highlight:
- Change is a process.
- Patience is needed.
- Moses had a relationship with God.
- Moses was willing to respond to God’s call despite the challenges.
Opportunities to present:
Think about your context. How might you…?
- Participate in power with God.
- Use new tools that work: love, reconciliation, words of freedom.
- Speak up.
- Expand your circle of relationships.
Based on Exodus 3
Lord, here I am, be with me as I go…
As I go to where you lead,
As I go to new places and meet new and unfamiliar people and cultures,
As I go towards obedience.
You who are I Am Who I Am.
Like Moses, I will go.
Like Moses, I will speak.
Not by might, not by power, but by your Spirt, oh Lord.
View “We are God’s Family” Video Sermonette by Pastor Jason Storbakken. (7 minutes – Link)