November 19, 2017

Lose Your Life

Passage : Luke 9:24
Service Type :

Luke 9:24—Lose Your Life

Lesson 1: God ________ ____________ differently than us (Isaiah 55:8-9; Micah 4:12; Job 11:5-8).

Lesson 2: __________________ present contradictory statements that are true (2 Cor 6:8-10, 12:10, 13:9; Jam 1:2; 1 Kin 1:5; Luke 1:50 cf. Jonah 3:4; Matt 23:11; Mark 9:35; 1 Cor 2:14, 16; Phil 2:5).

Lesson 3: Give up ________ ________ to receive eternal life (Luke 9:24; Rom 12:1; Phil 1:21)..

Lesson 4: Jesus wants a life “________” for _______ (Matt 6:1-6; Col 3:23-24).

Family Worship Guide

Memory Verses: Romans 3:23-24

Day 1: Read Luke 9:23-27 & discuss: Recall the way you viewed certain things about God/Jesus/the Bible, etc., when you were younger. What beliefs did you used to have? How did those beliefs develop and/or change? Which particular paradox(es) are the most difficult for you to consistently believe and live-out? Which one(s) is easier?

Day 2: Read Luke 9:23-27 & discuss: What does it mean to “lose your life”? … “to save your life”? Why do motivations matter in answering the two previous questions? How can you honestly and soberly examine your motivations?

Day 3: Read Luke 9:23-27 & discuss: List out the “religious activities” that make up your days and weeks. Prayerfully examine your motivations regarding each one. Which activities need to be abandoned altogether? Which ones need a “restart” so that the can be done for Jesus’ sake? Which activities need to be started?

Pray for those who lead, feed, and care for the flock, and their families (Col. 4:3, 2 Thess. 3:1): Pastor Doug and John LaPierre

Pray for these church members/families (1 Tim. 2:1, Eph. 6:18, Col. 1:9): Betty Pender, Tim & Wendy Petta, James & Christina Post, Doug & Terese Raney, Talia Raney, John & Judy Ream

Pray for “kings” and those in authority (1 Tim. 2:2): Local: Cowlitz Co. Board of Commissioners; State:State Rep. Liz Pike; Nation: President Donald Trump

Pray for the Gospel to Spread Among All Peoples (Matt. 9:37-38):

Those we directly support: Sarah Kane (Thailand)

An Unreached People Group: Moghal (Islam, India)

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