Heritage Fellowship family,
The sermon this week is entitled “Don’t Waste Your Life”. It is a fantastic sermon, one that really got me thinking! This is the first week of the video sermons. Enjoy! This is a good one… and deep!
Kristin will give members info on how to access these sermons before Sunday in the Heritage Fellowship “library” on Right Now Media. The sermons in the library are listed in order, and they are titled with the date that they’ll be shown.
And as you watch each of these, be thinking about how this applies to you personally and how it could be applied to the church as a whole… and bring that on Sunday to the discussion! Remember… there are questions below the sermon on the Right Now Media site.
Below are the questions provided with the sermon video on RightNow Media.
1. John noted that the God-exalting purpose of God elicits two main reactions: either exhilaration or anger. Why do you think that some respond to this in anger? Why would some find it to be such incredibly good news (exhilarating) that God’s ultimate purpose in all things is to bring glory to Himself?
2. What is your current reaction to the idea that God’s ultimate purpose is to exalt Himself? What is one step you could take to help you understand this Biblical concept?
3. John explained, “The value of God’s glory is appropriately reflected back to Him in the degree to which I treasure it…God makes known the riches of his glory for our treasuring, our valuing, our enjoying.” In what ways do you personally treasure, value, and enjoy God’s glory?
4. What are some ways that you personally, or we as a church could (by nature of simply enjoying God) reflect God’s glory to each other and to the world around us? (both inside and outside of the church)
5. What does a boredom with God and the things of God say about your heart? How can you safeguard against such boredom?
6. On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being highest), how would you rate yourself on the following question: Do you live in a way that shows God’s glory in Christ as infinitely valuable?
7. In what ways does His glory impact the way you live, work, spend your time, and finances?
8. Describe the effects of a body of believers living in a way that shows God’s glory in Christ as infinitely valuable. What would the church begin to look like? What kind of impact might it have both inside and outside of the “church walls”?
9. Describe a situation where have you seen joyful suffering exemplified? What opportunities has God given you to joyfully suffer in the service of love?
10. Near the beginning of his message, John stated that “You don’t have to know a lot of things for your life to make a huge difference…but you do need to know a few great things that really matter and be willing to die for them.” Don’t waste your life. Know Jesus, look to Him as the apex of God’s glory in grace and embrace Him. Find your satisfaction in Him, such satisfaction that you live and die seeking to prove that He is your supreme treasure.
So what is one thing that you need to “know” better, concerning Christ, God’s glory, and satisfaction in Him?