Monday, September 19, 2011

TRUE[ish] 03: As Long As You're Sincere Follow Up

As Long As You’re Sincere Week 3
What impressions did you have of Christianity before you became a follower of Christ? Are those different now? If so, how? 
The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"
Acts 16:29-30 (NIV)
• Many people don’t believe they have anything to be “saved” from. Discuss what being “saved” means to you?
• The word “saved” in this passage of scripture can also be translated “rescued.” When you made the decision to follow Christ, what do you believe He rescued you from?
• In what ways has He continued to rescue you?
Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic.
Luke 6:27-29 (NIV)
Has there ever been a time when you showed to love to someone you considered to be an enemy? If so, how did the experience affect you? How did it affect them?
What's this wisdom that has been given him, that he even does miracles!
Mark 6:2 (NIV)
• God continues to perform miracles in our lives today. Discuss a time when you saw a miracle in your own life or in the life of someone you know. How did that affect your relationship with Christ?
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
John 14:6 (NIV)
If you’re a follower of Christ, explain how you came to know Him personally. (If you’ve never shared your Christian testimony with your Life Group, take a few minutes to tell your story).
"Who do you say I am?" Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
Matthew 16:15-16 (NIV) 
Who do you say He is? Take a moment and tell the others in the group who Jesus is to you, what He means to you.
Final thought: Spend time in prayer as a group thanking God for all He saved you from when you made the decision to follow Him. Then take time to thank Him and celebrate the ways He continues to rescue you daily.


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