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Why I Follow Jesus

September 11 – October 2, 2022

Week 3

1.  What thoughts did the message this past Sunday trigger in you?  Was there anything that resonated or was helpful?  Was there anything you found uncomfortable?

2.  In Hebrews 12:2 we read, “Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, who is the author of our faith and the one who brings it to its goal.”  Both Bryan and Deb shared about some practices that have helped them focus on Jesus.  What practices have you found to be helpful to do so, and what insights you’ve gained?

3.  On Sunday Bryan suggested that following Jesus is a lifelong journey of coming to see Jesus more clearly as he is, becoming more captivated by his way, and partnering with his Spirit to help us become more like him. How has your understanding and experience of Jesus changed over the years? How has this helped you grow as a person and as a follower of Jesus?

4.  What “facet” of Jesus are you most captivated by right now?  What “facets” do you want to explore more deeply?

5.  On Sunday Deb shared about how learning to trust God is helping her overcome worry and anxious thinking. Have you struggled with similar feelings? How has or how might growing in trust help you handle worry and fear?

6.  If you are discussing these questions as a group, take some time to pray for one another. If you are reflecting on these questions alone, take some time this week to meet with a trusted friend to share about your feelings.

Prayer exercise for this week: ACT prayer

Set aside some time this week to sit quietly in solitude.  Read the words from Jeremiah 33:3: “Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.”

Call to God using the following prompts:

    • Acknowledge God’s presence—God is with you right here and now
    • Commit to being present with God during this time
    • Tell God what’s on your heart—be honest about your concerns, desires, questions, joys or sorrows

Spend some time resting in God’s presence.

 

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