Presentation on theme: "What is right and what is wrong? MORALITY. Whose morality is it anyway? Session 3.1."— Presentation transcript:
What is right and what is wrong? MORALITY
Whose morality is it anyway? Session 3.1
3.1 Whose morality is it anyway Key Concept Everyone lives according to a set of moral principles or guidelines.
3.1 Whose morality is it anyway Micah 6:8 “He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”
3.1 Whose morality is it anyway Intro Video
3.1 Whose morality is it anyway SMS Question Who/what decides what is right and wrong?
3.1 Whose morality is it anyway What are some of the different ways of looking at the question of morality?
3.1 Whose morality is it anyway How do Western culture and the media in particular, often portray morality?
3.1 Whose morality is it anyway How do we distinguish between what feels right and what actually is right?
3.1 Whose morality is it anyway If a correct form of morality does exist, how do we determine what the correct one is?
3.1 Whose morality is it anyway Q&A Video
3.1 Whose morality is it anyway Q&A Discussion
MORALITY Judge and Jury Session 3.2
3.2 Judge and Jury Key Concept “We do not invent morality; we discover morality.”
3.2 Judge and Jury Romans 1:20; 2:14-16 “Ever since the creation of the world God’s eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things he has made. So they are without excuse.” “When Gentiles, who do not possess the law, do instinctively what the law requires, these, though not having the law, are a law to themselves.
3.2 Judge and Jury Romans 1:20; 2:14-16 They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, to which their own conscience also bears witness; and their conflicting thoughts will accuse or perhaps excuse them on the day when, according to my gospel, God, through Jesus Christ, will judge the secret thoughts of all.”
3.2 Judge and Jury Intro Video
3.2 Judge and Jury SMS Question Do you think of Christianity as just a set of rules?
3.2 Judge and Jury How are moral choices different from choices of personal preference?
3.2 Judge and Jury What does justice have to do with morality?
3.2 Judge and Jury Where does our sense of justice come from in the first place?
3.2 Judge and Jury If justice is self-evident why bother to investigate it?
3.2 Judge and Jury Who ultimately decides what’s right and what’s wrong?
3.2 Judge and Jury How do we know Christianity isn’t just another set of rules?
3.2 Judge and Jury Q&A Video
3.2 Judge and Jury Q&A Discussion
MORALITY War Session 3.3
3.3 War Key Concept Christianity is unique in acknowledging evil as a reality, refusing to trivialize human suffering, and for providing a holistic response to the problem.
3.3 War Revelation 21:3b-5a “And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them as their God; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe every tear from their eyes.
3.3 War Revelation 21:3b-5a Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.’ And the one who was seated on the throne said, ‘See, I am making all things new.’”
3.3 War Intro Video
3.3 War SMS Question How do you define evil?
3.3 War How do you define evil?
3.3 War Why does it appear that we often have different definitions of evil?
3.3 War How do we discern what is good?
3.3 War How should Christians respond to evil?
3.3 War Q&A Video
3.3 War Q&A Discussion
MORALITY Moral Stories Session 3.4
3.4 Moral Stories Key Concept “Evil is ultimately that which violates the purposes of God for life and for living in community with each other.”
Romans 6:21c-23 “So what advantage did you then get from the things of which you now are ashamed? The end of those things is death. But now that you have been freed from sin and enslaved to God, the advantage you get is sanctification. 3.4 Moral Stories
Romans 6:21c-23 The end is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” 3.4 Moral Stories
Intro Video 3.4 Moral Stories
SMS Question What is the meaning of the word sacred? 3.4 Moral Stories
What is a good person? 3.4 Moral Stories
How do we define evil?
3.4 Moral Stories How do different worldviews respond to the problem of evil?
3.4 Moral Stories What does it mean to say that life is sacred and how does this affect our day-to-day lives?
3.4 Moral Stories What is the moral argument for the existence of God, and why is it so convincing?