Burying the Dead
Sunday, April 8, 2018
1.We were dead in our TRANSGRESSIONS and SINS.
(2 Corinthians 4:3, Mark 2:17, Luke 15:32, Colossians 1:13, Romans 6:6, Romans 3:10-23; Romans 5:12-14, 18, Romans 8:5-10)
2.We were SEPARATED from Christ.
(Isaiah 59:2, Col. 1:21 )
3.The new covenant is one of RELATIONSHIP.
(Romans 8:15-17, Matt 6:9; 12:48-50; 2 Sam. 9, Heb. 12:5-6, Gal 3:26, 4:6, 2:20)
4. As new creations we are God’s WORKS of ART.
( 2 Cor. 5:17-20, 2Cor. 3:3, Col. 3:3)
5. Now we are who God says we ARE.
(Judges 6:11-12, Romans 8:37-38, 1Pet 2:4-5, 1Pet 2:9-10, Heb 4:15-16)
6. He preached peace — with GOD, my ENEMIES, and MYSELF.
(Romans 5:1-5, Matt 5:43-45, Gal 3:28, Romans 8:1, Phil 3:13-14)
Taking it further to help you THRIVE…
1.Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged, or confused you?
2.In what ways have you tried to succeed in this world without God? Are there areas in your life you are not trusting God that are leading to bad decisions?
3.Are there areas of your life you are giving life and power to the old dead man instead of living out your new identity?
4.What does the story of Mephibosheth mean to you?
5.The angel of the Lord came to Gideon and proclaimed him a mighty warrior. What identity(s) has he assigned you that you may struggle to believe? How may that change you as you accept it?
6.Christ proclaimed peace for us with God, with our enemies and with ourselves. Which of these do you struggle with the most?