Hot Topics – Technology
Pastor Zach Bearss
May 29, 2022
Connect: Where have you seen technology being helpful in your life? Where have you seen it be harmful?
Where do you spend the bulk of your time on the internet? Is it Facebook? Twitter? Games? Do you feel that it takes time away from your life? How many hours do you think you spend on the internet or with technology?
Apply: We are created for worship no matter what age – Romans 12:2 – We can worship things in the world and it creates disaster around us. – Where has it created disaster in your life or in the life of others?
Genesis 11:1-4 the story of the tower of Babel – we have been creative since the beginning of time.
Technology is a good thing if used correctly but can also be used for evil.
Tekton – means craftman – Greek word – Jesus was a craftman
And then logos – reason / meaning / word – Jesus was on the cutting edge of technology at the time before His ministry.
We want to make a name for ourselves – we do not want to follow God – we can do it ourselves – we think we are leading ourselves, but we end up being led by something else.
Where do we see this today?
So what do we do with Technology?
Zach talked about 5 points of Technology, and we are going to up pack each one
#1 – tech can start ruling over us like a leash- Addiction – Has that been true for you? If it has what does that look like for you?
#2 we compare ourselves with others – which causes depression and comparison – where have you seen this in your life or life of friends / family? How does that make you feel?
#3 It drains our desire to care for others – empathy. Because our hearts have been drained, we do not have empathy for others? Do you agree with this statement? What does this look like for you? Do you have a hard time with empathy for those around you?
#4 Authority becomes impersonal – Zach talked about teachers / parents / grandparents; how does this play out personally for you. Do you believer Google or the internet over those who are in your life in some ways? How does this play out in your family? Disappearance of childhood – we start to look outside the church – what does this look like today ? Where do see the distrust
#5 Hides over spiritual neediness – Do you feel this is true for you and how does that play out for you? Zach talked about Psalm 46 – Be still and know that I am God. – we have less and less capacity to be still and hear Gods voice?
1 Kings 19:11-12 – Can you hear the whisper of God in your life? Zach talked about how both men and women could not do 2 hours of silence they would rather be shocked.
Apply: How are you doing with stillness? Which one of these points do you struggle with the most? If the Lord is calling to you to disengage with technology and/ or media, What would that look like for you and or your family?