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Lesson 13: Humanity and Sin: Essential Human Nature (Part 1)

Reading

Notice: This chapter will be covered in two parts. Do not read the entire chapter this week.

Read Know the Truth: Chapter 9: Essential Human Nature (Pages 119-125)

Questions for Discussion

1. Discuss the relevance of the Christian view of humankind in face of (a) the contemporary threats to its survival, (b) the present confusion in anthropology.

2. Can biblical and scientific accounts of human origins be harmonized? Assess the strengths and weaknesses of the various solutions proposed.

3. What do you understand by the phrase ‘the image of God’? Examine the implications of this view of humankind for (a) Christian evangelism, (b) Christian living, (c) Christian hope.

Milne, Bruce (2012-11-28). Know the Truth: A Handbook of Christian Belief (pp. 136-137). InterVarsity Press. Kindle Edition.

Scripture Reading, Scripture Memory and Catechism

Please visit emmauscf.org/passages to view a suggested Bible reading plan, suggested scripture memory verse, and Emmaus’ catechism. Once there, please select the appropriate week of the year.

Other Resources 

Lesson 13 PDF

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