1. Does Christ being our advocate encourage you to pursue him when you sin? Why or why not?
  1. Why is it not possible for Christians to live a lifestyle of sin and disobey God?
  1. How has walking with God changed your heart and life? How have you noticed the difference in your life (or maybe others have noticed)?
  1. Why do you think John goes out of his way to emphasize our love for other Christians so much? (Read John 17:20–23.)
  1. How has your love for other Believers changed since you first gave your life to Jesus?
  1. How does being a part of a body of Believers impact your life?
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"Going deeper in our relationship with God"

Sunday, October 17, 2021

  1. Does Christ being our advocate encourage you to pursue him when you sin? Why or why not?
  1. Why is it not possible for Christians to live a lifestyle of sin and disobey God?
  1. How has walking with God changed your heart and life? How have you noticed the difference in your life (or maybe others have noticed)?
  1. Why do you think John goes out of his way to emphasize our love for other Christians so much? (Read John 17:20–23.)
  1. How has your love for other Believers changed since you first gave your life to Jesus?
  1. How does being a part of a body of Believers impact your life?

Sunday, October 10, 2021

  1. Take some time and read 1 John 1:1-10.
  2. John emphasizes in 1 John 1:1-4 that he and others heard, saw, and even had physical contact with Jesus, the “word of life” (1 John 1:1). Why might it be important that John and others heard, saw, and touched Jesus, and didn’t just communicate a story someone else told?
  3. Is it possible to have faith in God, yet continue living in sin? Why or why not?
  4. How does “walking in the light” inspire you to live your life before God and others? (See John 3:19–21.)
  5. Why is repentance such a critical part of the Christian life? What is the result of a life that is unwilling to repent? (See 1 John 1:6–10.)
  6. Pray and get real with God. Pray these words from Psalm 139:23-24. “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

Sunday, October 3, 2021

  1. Spend some time (at least 2 minutes) reading and meditating on Romans 12:1-2.
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
  1. Do you feel like you have offered all of yourself to God or have you just given him “contributions” in your relationship with him? Are you more like the pig or the chicken (as it relates to a bacon and egg breakfast) in your sacrifice to God? If you feel like you are simply making contributions here and there, take time and confess that to God and someone close to you in the faith (1 John 1:9).
  2. Pastor John mentioned that “Surrendering (to God) is a War.” In what ways has surrendering to God seemed like a war to you in this season of life? In what ways do you discern that the enemy (or your flesh) is attacking you in your efforts to surrender to God?
  3. On a scale from 1-10, what would you rate the measure of your surrender to God in this season? Spend some time crying out to God in full surrender. Thank him for bringing you to this moment with him. Remember that you are eternally loved and cared for.
Romans 8:37 “in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”