Face and Screens


Reflection Questions

1. What are some of the impacts you have noticed for you or your family as the proportion of people with smartphones and tablets has rapidly increased? How have you responded to these changes?

2. The passage reminds us of the importance of faith, hope, and love in the Christian life. What does this mean? How would you describe these three actions?

3. The sermon describes faith, hope, and love in this way:

  • faith reveals where we turn for our security
  • hope is where we turn to fill our emptiness
  • love is where we turn to offer ourselves

How does our use of screens enable or conflict with these three actions?

4. What is the difference in interacting with a screen vs. a face to face encounter? Why is it important for us to give priority to face to face encounters with both God and other people?

5. What is one specific way that you might re-orient things in your life to give increased priority to face to face encounters over screens? What stood out to you in this sermon?

1 Corinthians 13:12-13

12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.


FOOTNOTES

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.