Surrender Over Control

Surrender Over Control

Think back to Craig's message. What sticks out?

Key Scriptures

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; so she said to Abram, “The LORD has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.” Abram agreed to what Sarai said. So after Abram had been living in Canaan ten years, Sarai his wife took her Egyptian slave Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his wife. He slept with Hagar, and she conceived. ...
Genesis 16:1-4 NIV

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7 NIV

3 Questions to Help You

  1. Is it worth my concern?
  2. Is it mine to control?
  3. Is it for God alone?

More Scripture

Mark 14:35-36 John 15:1-7 James 4:10 Psalm 56:3-4 Psalm 37:3-6 Philippians 1:6 1 Peter 5:7

Discussion Questions

Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.

Start thinking. Ask questions to get your group thinking.

Start sharing. Choose questions that create openness.

Start praying. Be bold, and pray with power.

Jesus, we’ve been trying to run our lives like we know better than You. Forgive us. Holy Spirit we invite You to loosen our grip on control. Father, we surrender our family, our finances, our work, to You. Amen.

Live It Out

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