When you see the word study guide, don’t think of school, grades, or homework. Our goal for these “sermon study guides” is to give you further readings, applications, and questions to take the sermon beyond Sunday and apply it to your own life.
This Sunday Pastor June Edwards preached a sermon titled “Living the Dream – The Transformed Life.” If you missed it, check it out here.
“14For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. 16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 1 Corinthians 5:14-17 (NIV)
Know What: At the core of our human condition is this urge and need to be all that God has called you to be — to live into your full potential in Christ.
So What: God wants you to live into this potential!
Now What: Think about the life God has called you to live. Are you setting yourself up to live into that potential? What practical steps are you taking to be all that God has called you to be?
1. What does “living the dream” look like to you and your walk with Christ?
2. Are you “living the dream?”
3. Who are people in your life that help you live into your calling and full potential in Christ?
4. Who are some people that distract or deter you from living into your full potential in Christ?
5. Think of some practical steps for you to live into this potential (i.e. forgiveness, missions, prayer, study).
Read through Ephesians 3 a few times this week and focus on God’s plan for the Gentiles and how this relates to His plan for you.