Think back to Craig's message. What’s sticking with you?
I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate... I want to do what is right, but I can’t. I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway... Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 7:15, 18b-19, 24-25 NLT
Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27 NLT
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.
Holy Spirit, we need your power. We are so weak. We know what to do, and then we do what we know we shouldn’t. Will you give us the ideas, power, and grace to stick with discipline? Amen.
Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.
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