TiO 15 – The Story – Come to the Altar!
The Main Idea
This week began the second major arc in The Story, the preparation for God’s final act of reconciliation with humans. The Old Testament, as this is commonly referred to, is not an old and irrelevant story but is, in fact, essential to understanding the story of Jesus.
Chapter 2 from The Story recounts the stories of the lives of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, with a small, but significant character named Ishmael. The story of Abraham is, in so many ways, a story of altars. One altar in particular. In the message this week, Todd called us to discover the six altars in the life of Abraham and a call to be altered…by God’s work at the altar.
Warm Up Questions: (Choose 1 or 2)
Q1: Have you ever seen an altar? Tell the story of the circumstance and the function of that altar.
Q2: Have you ever had to make a significant sacrifice? Why did you have to do it? What was the result?
Pray together for the things in your life that need to be sacrificed. Pray for courage and resolve.