Today in the 31-Day Challenge we read…
“All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name.” – Psalm 86:9
When Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden, it caused 3 major effects: honor was replaced by shame, innocence was replaced by guilt, and God’s power was replaced with fear. Today, we still find these 3 effects as the primary cultural drivers of worldview. The way we personally connect with the Gospel, understand it, and share it with others, is usually flavored by our preferred cultural driver. The real Good News is that Jesus came to restore all effects of the Fall, including reversing all three of these drivers. The Gospel is three dimensional. Do you recognize your primary cultural driver, and the one for those you hope to share God’s truth with? Has the Gospel been Good News for you in all 3 dimensions of your life? How might you need to adjust your presentation of God’s Story to best fit the context you are working in?
Today’s challenge is to watch the “Honor & Shame 101” video below.
Optional Homework: Take The Culture test at www.honorshame.com/theculturetest/
Here are some further resources, tools, and blog posts to help you tackle today’s Challenge more effectively.