MEET JESUS - The Unlikely Sovereign
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: Colossians 1:15-20
Bible Plan Readings - Week 12
Memorize: Ephesians 5:15-17
Sovereignty isn’t a word we use regularly in today’s world, but it has incredible reach into how we live our lives. How would you describe sovereignty to someone today? Why is sovereignty important to how we live our lives on mission for the gospel?
From Sunday's message in Colossians 1 or the Meet Jesus Bible Reading Plan this week, what impacted you the most? Was there a word, phrase, or Bible verse that impacted you? Hint: What did you highlight
From Sunday's message, in this season of your life: Which one of these sovereign elements (shaping, saturating, satisfying, sympathetic, sacrificial) do you appreciate the most in your life? Which one of these elements do you struggle with the most in your life? Which one of these elements would you like to deepen in your relationship with Jesus right now?
Considering Luke 9:23, what is God convicting you to deny/remove from your life so that you can more fully pursue Him as your Sovereign and Lord? What is God encouraging you to pick up for Him so that you can more fully live your life on mission for the gospel? Where is God asking you to follow Him that seems difficult, challenging, uncomfortable, or unnerving?
Considering Luke 9:24-25, are you living to save (or make safe) your life, or have you through your actions willfully committed to release your desire/will in exchange for the life God has built for you? Has the world offered you something that Jesus does not that has defined a different lordship or sovereignty in your life?
It costs more than knowledge to follow Christ. It requires action and submission to His sovereignty and LORDship in all aspects of our lives. We cannot fix ourselves. Our problem is one that can only be tended to by Christ (John 15:5). We cannot fix everything at once – that is the journey of the believer in relationship with Christ.
What one thing can you commit to invite Christ to begin reshaping in your life today so you can start the next step on that journey?