Pastor Brian continues our verse-by-verse study through the Gospel according to John. Here in John 3:22–30, we witness our last substantive encounter with John the Baptist and learn that the best life is one lived for Christ's increase.
Pastor Brian instructed you to go through a series of questions to evaluate your life. Be sure to check your answers with someone who knows you well (your wife, best friend, etc.). Here are those questions:
1. Why do I exist?
2. In which areas has God particularly gifted me? In which areas has he not? (Asking questions like “What do I like to do?” can help you get at this one)
3. Do I tend more towards apathetic pride (squandering God’s gifts) or Babel-building pride (misappropriating God’s gifts to build a kingdom for my own glory)?
4. Is there a particular area of sin that needs to be repented of that would keep me from living for Christ's increase?
5. Are there habits or disciplines that are not in place in my life that I will need to live for Christ’s increase? What obstacles are keeping me from walking in these things?