July 23, 2017 • July 23, 2017 • Buster Petruzzi
Bottom Line: What we believe about God determines what we believe about ourselves. Main points: Jesus created everything and then broke through time and space to come and communicate the heart of the Father, the kingdom of heaven, grace and truth. John 1:1-14 We should know everything that Jesus said. Jesus shouts the heart of the Father in Luke 15:31 "My child, you are always with me and everything I have is yours" The heart of God is good and loving toward everyone, even if you have done some things wrong. “Daddy called me home for dinner.” Is the good news. Application Questions: 1. If you could go back in time what would you tell your younger self? Why? 2. Why should we know everything that Jesus told us? Do you believe that Jesus is God in a body? 3. What would change if we lived in an identity of a Prince/Princess of the Kingdom of Heaven? What difference would it make? 4. What would it look like for someone to fully Trust God? 5. In the scripture passage (Luke 15) Jesus is "shouting" the heart of the Father to us. What is the core message that he is saying? 6. What would it mean to you that "Daddy called you home for dinner?" 7. What steps can you take to live more fully and free as a child of God? 8. In the story in Luke 15, there are two children of the Father, do you identify with either. Why? 9. How would you describe your relationship with our Heavenly Father?
July 9, 2017 • July 9, 2017 • Scott Mylin
Application Questions: 1) What about your life makes it difficult for me to find the time and space to love my neighbor? 2) What is your reaction to the quote from Dallas Willard, "We need a picture of our life in God that does not leave most of our life untouched?" 3) What would it feel like to think in shalom? 4) Is your schedule enabling or preventing you from serving your neighbor?