Week 1 - Whispers in the Dark
Check out the video sermon for week 1 titled "whispers in the dark" here.
Big Idea: Grace, mercy, justice, love and goodness are the DNA of the universe created by the God whose character embodies these ideals—best demonstrated in the Exodus of Israel out of slavery in Egypt through God’s intervention.
Read Psalm 82. Wherever the translation has the word ‘gods’ or ‘heavenly beings’ think ‘human rulers.’ Many modern biblical translators and commentators argue that the use of the Hebrew Elohim—usually translated ‘god’ or ‘mighty one’—is used in this Psalm as an ironic stab at kings who considered themselves divine. Once read a couple times, take some time to react to the Psalm as a group. Then discuss the following: