We invite you to go deeper in the sermon text through personal study. If you have not yet been able to hear this week's sermon titled Love God Love People you can listen here.
1 John 2:15
Deuteronomy 6: 4, 5
1 John 4:13-21
This new sermon series is about the heart of discipleship. How would you describe what discipleship looks like in your life right now? In what ways is that different than the definition that was talked about on Sunday?
We become more and more like that which we love. Looking at your own life, do your words, actions and heart reflect most often a love for God or love for something else?
In which areas of your own life do you find yourself doing good things (church/home group attendance, go team service, etc) but with a motivation that is not love for God?
In Mark 12:30 Jesus shows that we should use everything God has put at our disposal for the love of God. Spend some time in prayer this week over the ways you are currently spending your time, money, resources and anything else God has given you. Ask God how you could better use all the aspects of your life to show the love of Christ to others.
Loving others in the way that Christ calls us to is not an easy task. How will meditating on the specific ways that Christ has shown love for you change the way you interact with those around you? Think about specific times in the past week that you haven't responded to someone well, and how your response would have been different if you had been thinking about the undeserved grace and love that has been shown you.
Discipleship is God teaching us to order our loves more rightly. - Joseph Turner
We love god with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength because that kind of love was demonstrated to us perfectly in the cross and the gospel of Jesus. - Joseph Turner
Our prayer is that this sermon study guide will help you in your spiritual growth. As you read and pray through these passages, we encourage you to take your study into community as well. Talk to your friends and family about what you are learning and make sharing your faith by the power of the Holy Spirit a part of your growth in Him.
We have a new playlist on Spotify and Apple Music, including some of the songs we will be singing together at gatherings this Summer. If you'd like to listen to these songs at home or on the go you can listen on Spotify here or on Apple Music here.