Meet Jesus - The Design
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 19
Memorize: Philippians 4:13
Think of a tough endurance race (ex: cycling race). What comes to your mind? What does that kind of race have to do with emptying yourself?
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
From Matthew 5:3, what is the paradox (opposite from what you would think)? Where else in the Bible would this idea be?
What is the one command from the Beattitudes in Matthew 5:3-16? What are the descriptions? Which of the descriptions is something for you to think more about?
Thinking about Jesus, in Philippians 2:5-9, what words/ideas speak to how Jesus emptied himself?
What's the difference in being "poor" and being "poor in spirit"? What matters to Jesus?
Do you try to be emptied or filled when it comes to living out your faith in Jesus? What makes this a challenging question? (hint: probably both)
When you hear happiness can be full once you are emptied, how does this impact your personal life? Are you empty or full?
When you hear happiness can be possessed even though you didn't pay for it, how does this remind you of Jesus?
What needs to be emptied in order for you to be full (and flourishing)?