I am looking forward to seeing your face this Sunday. I have been across the country and up and down a lot of mountains since I last spoke to you. Not knowing who you are and who you are not can create many problems.
Starting Sunday, I will begin a new series called “In Christ” I want to take the time to explain the riches of His grace. I hope to help you to know your place before God and how to avoid playing God.
Most of the trouble we create for our lives comes from confusing God’s part and our part.
I can’t wait to see you.
STEPS TO PREPARE
PRAY FOR THE SERVICES AND FOR YOURSELF
AND ME AND THE OTHER TEACHERS.
PRAYERFULLY READ THE SCRIPTURES
AND CONSIDER THE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS.
MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND A PREACHING SERVICE AND A SMALL GROUP.
INVITE SOMEONE TO COME WITH YOU.
PREPARING FOR SUNDAY: SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS
Preparing for Sunday-October 6, 2019
“In Christ”- Week One
Please consider the following scriptures and reflect on the questions
2 Corinthians 5:14-18 For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; 15 and He died for all so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf. 16 Therefore from now on we recognize no one according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him in this way no longer. 17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 18 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.
How do you describe yourself?
I am a____________________________________________ person.
What defines you?
Why is playing God so tempting?
What does the Bible mean when it says someone is in Christ?
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
How can you know if you are in Christ?
Romans 10:11 For the Scripture says, “WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.”
How should seeing yourself in Christ change how you think about yourself?
Romans 8:1-2 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
How should seeing people who a different from you as in Christ change how you treat them?
Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
How can we pray for you?