Meet Jesus - The Fulfilled Word
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 25
Memorize: Hebrews 10:39
Who is the person you trust most? Why?
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
Do you believe Jesus is the fulfillment of the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament (Matt 5:17)? Can you think of some examples?
Does the Bible bring you joy like the author of Psalm 119? If so, how?
Are there parts of the Bible you are tempted to ignore/relax (Matt 5:19)? If so, list examples.
Because Jesus fulfilled the law it changes some things about how we apply the Old Testament to our modern lives. For example, Jesus’ sacrifice was once and for all (Hebrews 10:10), so we no longer have to offer sacrifices. Can you think of other things him fulfilling the prophets and the law changed?
What proof shows that you love the Bible? Do you read it, learn it, and live it?
If Jesus has fulfilled the Old Testament and promised to return and fulfill even more promises, it means we can fully trust him (Matt 5:17; Rev 21:3-5). When do you find it difficult to trust or wait on Jesus? Pray for his help.
Are you relying on the righteousness/grace of Jesus for salvation, or are you still trying to earn it (Matt 5:20; Eph 2:8-9)?
How do you obey God’s Word (and not relax it)? What are the good works in your life that show that Jesus saved you by grace through faith (Matt 5:19; Eph 2:10)?
Will you pray and ask God to help you trust him and all of his Word, and to value it as he desires? Ask God to help you love it as you commit to read it, learn it, and live it.