Today in the 31-Day Challenge we read…
“God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, We are his offspring.” Acts 17:27-28
Whether it be a family, a workplace, or a country, groups have common elements, experiences, and values that give them a unique culture. And much like people, cultures have a story, too. As we think about how we can engage a given group with God’s Story, it’s important to look for points where God’s Story overlaps a culture’s story to form touchpoints, or redemptive tensions. Often we can find examples of elements in a culture that affirm the biblical story in a positive way. These can be identified and utilized as constructive doors for sharing God’s Story and Your Story. Are you in tune with any affirming redemptive tensions in the place where God has planted you? How might you use the tensions as door-openers?
Your Day 11 Challenge is to do the following:
- Consider the “culture” God has called you to engage and make a list of at least 3 affirming redemptive tensions (places where God’s Story intersects the Story of Your Context in a way that affirms or encourages).
- Identify a key scripture passage that connects with each of those tensions, and write out how you would use that scripture to introduce someone to God’s Story.