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Building God’s Kingdom
Archived – October 16, 2022
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Genesis 11:1-9

Building God’s Kingdom

October 16, 2022 / Jake Hruza / Genesis 11:1-9

Opening Question: Whose kingdom are you building?
Who can relate to the tension between God’s kingdom and making a name for yourself?

Genesis 11:1-9 (NIV)

  • We serve a God who wants heaven to  earth.

1 Peter 2:4-10 (NIV)

  • We serve a God who wants to us into a spiritual house.
Sermon in a Sentence: We are a spiritual house that bears the name and image of Jesus.
Closing Question: What area of your life do you need to invite the rule and reign of God into?



Theme:  Whose kingdom are you building?

Share Together:  

Share a season of life when your primary focus was to make a name for yourself.

Reflect Together: 

What impacted you the most from last week’s reading that you expressed in your Genesis Growth Guide? What impacted you from last Sunday’s gathering? 

Read Together: 

Genesis 11:1-9, 1 Peter 2:4-10 

Discuss Together:
  • Name your Tower of Babel. Where do you struggle to try to make a name for yourself?
  • What season do you find yourself in?
    • Are you looking for a place to settle and make a name for yourself?
    • Are you already in the process of building your own Tower of Babel?
    • Are you looking for protection by surrounding yourself with people who speak a common language? What is the common language?
    • Do you feel like you have been scattered? Like you have lost community, safety, the reputation of your name, etc.?
  • How can you apply the story of Babel to your life today?
  • Can we read the story of Babel in a manner that gives us a glimpse into God’s story of redemption? Explain…
  • What does it mean to be a spiritual house?
  • What changes (if any) does your group need to make in light of what you have learned?
Pray in Partners: 

Partner up and spend some time praying for each other based on what the Holy Spirit is speaking to you from the story of the Tower of Babel.

Pray Together:

How can the group pray for you? Also, please share testimonies of what God has been doing in your life.

Next Week’s Reminder:

In preparation for next week’s gathering and Group, remember to read Genesis 12-15 and write your responses in your Growth Guide.

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