Sunday, January 28, 2018
Luke 14: 25–27, 33
Take Away / Application
In Christ, you are called to a life of absolute surrender.
Don’t be afraid to add to this list, skip questions that don’t work for your group or branch off with additional questions as discussion unfolds. Conversation is key! This is the time to work through the application of scripture and have students figure things out together.
- If you were to HONESTLY rank the most important things in your life, what are your top 5? Write them down on a piece of paper. Share with your group if you’re comfortable.
- Read Mark 10:17–22. What is your equivalent to the possessions that the rich young ruler just could not give up? What are you holding onto that is keeping you from being all-in for Christ?
- Read Colossians 1:18. Simple question, is Jesus preeminent in your life? If not, what is standing in your way? (marriage, girlfriend, boyfriend, money, job, material things, etc.) What are you going to do about it?
- Read Luke 14:33 and 1 Kings 20:4. Discuss the difference between “giving up everything” versus “giving away everything.”
- Read Luke 14:26 and Matthew 10:27. Both verses command us to not place anyone (including our own family) above Christ. What would this tangibly look like in your own life?
- Oftentimes, personal trials or hardships bring us to our knees in complete surrender to the Lord. What can we do to ensure we live this way daily, in good times and bad?
- Pastor Harrell mentioned that in the Jewish culture at that time, if you turned to Jesus then your family would disown you. Could you make the decision to follow Christ if the implications were as far-reaching as losing your family?
- In the notes, it says that Jesus not only expects us to live for him, but he also expects us to die with him. Practically, how does this look and apply to your life?