September 9th, 2018 - SATURATE: Jesus Is Better

Saturate

Jesus is Better

1.Talk about any previous experiences that caused you to feel the burden of trying to save someone yourself as opposed to relying on Christ to do that work.

Jesus DID IT better: We have been saved

2. In what ways are you striving to gain approval or acceptance or trying to cover your need for the Gospel?

3. In what ways are you living with regret?

4. Share with your group the part the Gospel plays (or does not play) in your life.

   

Jesus DOES IT better: We are being saved

5. Is there a place in your life where you know what is right but you refuse or are struggling to do the right thing?
 
6. How does this behavior demonstrate trust in self over God?

 

Jesus WILL MAKE IT better: We will be saved

7. What are you afraid of and how is that fear keeping your life from being saturated in Jesus?
 
Read these statements below together to act as a reminder of the gospel and what it means for each of us  in our lives.

I believe the gospel is the power of God for salvation through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ saving me for the purpose of glorifying God and participating in his mission of saturation through making disciples who make disciples.

I believe the gospel is the power of God for salvation through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ saving me for the purpose of glorifying God and participating in his mission of saturation through making disciples who make disciples.

I believe I have been savedfrom the penalty of sin . . .

  • I believe I was an enemy of God because of my sin and rebellion against him, deserving his wrath.
  • I believe Jesus is the Son of God who is fully God and fully man and that he lived his life fully submitted to God the Father.
  • I believe Jesus died on the cross for my sins according to the Scriptures.
  • I believe Jesus rose again on the third day and appeared to many people.
  • I believe Jesus ascended to the right hand of the Father and sent his Spirit to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment.
  • I believe the Holy Spirit has made me alive in Christ and I am now no longer condemned, but a new creation, loved by God as Father, submitted to Jesus as Lord, and sent and empowered by the Spirit for the mission of making disciples.

I believe I am being saved from the power of sin . . .

  • I believe that the Holy Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead now lives in me and I have access to the power of God to overcome sin and Satan today.
  • I believe it is God’s will that I be sanctified—set apart to do his will.
  • I desire to obey God and continue to grow in becoming more like Jesus and accomplishing his mission.
  • I believe I have all I need to make this a reality—his Spirit, his Word, and his church—and I intend to steward all of this for his glory.

I believe I will be saved from the presence of sin . . .

  • I believe Jesus will one day return and will make an end to sin, suffering, evil, and brokenness.
  • I believe there will be a new heaven and a new earth.
  • I believe he will judge the living and the dead, and all those who put their trust in Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection on their behalf will enjoy being in God’s presence forever in the new heaven and new earth.
  • I believe all those who trust in something or someone other than Jesus for their life and justification before God will be separated from God forever.
  • I believe it is our job as the church to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ for the salvation of souls and to display through our lives a foretaste of the future so that people will hunger for it and put their faith in Jesus Christ.