Hebrews 12:1-2

"..let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith..." - Hebrews 12:1-2

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Rythm #4 - Holiness (REALMnotes)

The following are the refernce materials I used and questions I asked while leading the college group through the study portion of our Tuesday night meeting this week.

Small Group Breakout Discussion

Romans 12:1-2
- What do you think Paul means when he says that we should present our bodies “a living sacrifice”? What might this look like?
- In verse 2, Paul commands us to avoid “the pattern of this world”. How do we live in the world without conforming to it?

1 Corinthians 10:12-13
- In this set of verses, Paul warns of overconfidence in our lives. What areas do you find yourself feeling confident in that you might need to pay attention to more closely?
- What is the “way out” of temptation that Paul says God will provide for us?

2 Corinthians 1:12
- According to this passage, how are we to live?
- Is there a conflict between the confidence Paul speaks of in this passage versus the confidence he mentions in 1 Corinthians 10:12-13? Why or why not? Is there a difference?

Items For Personal Reflection
1. What is one thing in your life or in this world that you would change if you could? Why? Are you doing about it?
2. What is one thing that you struggle with on a daily basis? Is it something you are trying to overcome? If so, how are going about trying to make progress in this area?
3. Pray that God would convict you of sin in your life and that you would live a life that is pleasing to God.

The following texts were referenced throughout the talk:
Romans 12:1-2
1 Corinthians 10:12-13
2 Corinthians 1:12
Galatians 6:14 (Our confidence is rooted in the Cross. The Cross is our boast.)
Ephesians 4:20-24
Phillipians 3:10-15
2 Timothy 3:10-17

I also used the following texts as part of my preparation:
2 Corinthians 3:18
2 Corinthians 7:1
Hebrews 12:14
1 Peter 1:13-16

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