Meet Jesus - Four Phrases
Each week, as you take in the Bible, find some friends to talk it out. You can follow this simple guide to help. First, R.E.A.D. and P.R.A.Y. on your own. Then, meet with friends to share what you've learned.
R - Retell it P - Praise
E - Examine it R - Repent
A - Apply it A - Ask
D - Discuss it Y - Yield
Sunday's Message Text:
Bible Plan Readings - Week 21
Memorize: Ephesians 5:15-16
Do think of mourning/grieving/crying as part of the happy life? What comes to mind when you think about mourning? Do you ever mourn over things or were you taught not to be that way?
From Sunday's message in Matthew 5, or the Meet Jesus Bible Reading Plan this week, what is impacting you the most? Was there a word, phrase, Bible verse, or theme that impacted you? Hint: What did you highlight
Those that mourn (godly sorrow) are those who mourn on the inside (for their own sin) AND outside (sins of others). Why mourn for those things?
Can you think of occurrences in the Old and New Testament where people mourned for their sin? What's the connection to God?
What's the difference between godly grief and grief according to 2 Corinthians 7:9-10? What's the result of God-kind of grief (godly sorrow)?
According to Jesus (see Matthew 5:5), who are the meek? What's the surprise with those that are gentle? How is this "Jesus-kind of strength"? Hint: Think about what it takes to have a kingdom.
Do you remember the "four phrases" from Sunday? Do you see how they fit together in the kingdom of God?
Godly Sorrow - moves us
God Solution - comforts us
Gentle Strength - describes us
Gospel Satisfaction - relieves us
What about godly sorrow "moves us"? What are we saying about God and ourselves when we repent? Do you need to repent/change your mind right now?
What is comforting about knowing God is our comforter? (Look up: Isaiah 40:1-2, Isaiah 61:1-3, 2 Corinthians 1:3-5, Revelation 7:17, 21:3-4)
What does it look like to walk in meekness, or "gentle strength"? What does this look like with Jesus?
Are you satisfied right now in the kingdom of God? Can you say like Philippians 3:7-9, that Jesus is enough for you? What are you currently resting in, hoping in for your satisfaction? (More on this idea next Sunday) Does your mourning and your strength point to your hope in Jesus and his kingdom?