The following questions are provided to reflect on the first lesson. You may complete these on your own, although some are more geared towards study groups:
1) What story did you analyze with the Pixar story structure? What were the results?
2) Many heroes in the Old Testament do things that seem sinful (or things that are blatantly sinful). Do their actions give us permission to do the same thing today? How does recognizing the Bible is a story and not just a moral codebook impact the lesson we learn from these “heroes”?
3) What stuck out to you about the Solomon activity? Go over the questions with your group.
4) Is it accurate to say someone is going to Hell simply for lying? Stealing? Sexual immorality? Or is there a deeper issue? To ask it another way, would someone be saved from hell if they never lied? Never stole? Never committed sexual immorality?
5) Tim Keller has described the gospel by saying, “The gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.” How does this lesson help you understand Keller’s definition of the Gospel?