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1. Jesus changed and changes everything.

  • Psalm 133
  • Leader Notes
    • 1. The kingdom of man always tries to define what is good and what is evil. In the Kingdom of God, we give preference to what God calls good and what God calls evil. 
    • 2. Most of us neglect getting ready spiritually. We get ready for church by showering and getting dressed, but we all must get ready internally and spiritually to come to Jesus. 
  • What is one thing in your life that Jesus radically changed for the better? Why? What is one thing you wish Jesus would change about you personally? 

2. Authority of scripture.

  • Matthew 7:24-27
  • Leader Notes
    • 1. We need to get back to living our lives under the authority of God. 
    • 2. When we fail to build our lives under the authority of God, we run the risk of future failure and definite disappointment. 
    • 3. We must agree on the following: Jesus Christ crucified, risen, and coming again. 
  • Prayer and fasting is an amazing way to orient your life under the authority of Jesus. Have you ever considered fasting as a spiritual discipline? From what are you currently fasting? If you are not currently fasting, what is keeping you from stepping out of your comfort zone and into this important growth area? 

3. Law of Love. 

  • Romans 14:14-18
  • Leader Notes
    • 1. Sexual immorality is always destructive and never beneficial. 
    • 2. Change happens at the rate of our relationship with Jesus and others. 
    • The by-product of God’s love in my life needs to have a positive influence on my community and the people I love. 
  • How can you begin to make Jesus the main and most important aspect of your life? When faced with a difficult situation this week, how will you prepare to respond in love?

Optional Follow-up Questions:

  • What makes you say that?
  • How do you feel about that?
  • How would you explain your answer to a non-Christian friend or neighbor?
  • Why did God design it to work that way? Why not just do (whatever else) instead?
  • What would you say to someone who disagrees with that?
  • Why do we really have to do it like that? Why can’t we just go (some other route) instead?