WORKSHEET 1: KNOWING CHRIST - KNOWING GOD

Copyright © Rosemary Bardsley 2003

STUDY ONE: WHAT ARE WE HERE FOR?

Task #1: Introductory Discussion

Discuss, and list below, the way in which these three aspects of our society are disintegrating:

Respect for human life

 

Moral standards

 

Personal significance

 
Task #2: Why is it like this?

List the significant features of the four main ideologies impacting our outlook as a society.

Secular Humanism

 

The theory of Evolution

 

Liberal Theology

 

Postmodernism

 
Task #3: Substitute sources of Meaning and Purpose

In the absence of knowledge of the one true God humans seek meaning and purpose elsewhere. Identify how Christians have been subtly deceived by the mentality of the world and, within the context of their 'Christian walk', have 'Christianised' these mentalities, and sought fulfilment in them instead of finding it in God.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Task #4: What Does the Bible Say?

Is there any answer to the question 'What are we here for?' Check out the verses below and note what they say about the purpose and significance of human existence.

Genesis 1:26,27

 

Deuteronomy 10:12

 

Isaiah 43:7,10

 

Jeremiah 9:23,24

 

Zephaniah 3:17

 

Mark 12:30

 

Acts17:27,28

 

1 Corinthians 8:6

 

Ephesians 1:10

 

Ephes 1:6,12,14

 

*Ephesians 1:23

 

*Ephesians 2:10

 

*Ephesians 3:21

 

*Ephesians 4:13

 

*Philippians 1:21

 

Colossians 1:16

 

1 Peter 2:9

 

*1 Peter 4:11

 

Revelation 21:6

 
Task #5: Study again the asterisked verses. What do they all have in common? In what way do they indicate how this purpose of God for human life can be fulfilled? Write your thoughts below.