Reaching a Post-Christian Culture

Reaching a Post-Christian Culture
Sunday, July 12

*Note to leaders: This guide is designed to assist you and your group while growing in your relationship with Jesus together. As you prepare each week, feel free to prioritize questions or sections in this study guide, based on your group dynamic and needs.

MAIN POINT

Jesus didn’t come to take sides. He came to take over.

OPEN UP

If you could be king/queen for a day, what would be your first ruling?

YOUR KINGDOM COME

Have someone read John 18:36.

What does it mean for God’s kingdom to be not of this world?

How different would this world be if God’s people were to seek more of God’s kingdom reign here on earth?

Have someone read Matthew 6:9-10.

What does it mean for us to pray that God’s kingdom is represented here on earth? 

What prevents God from ruling earth the same way He rules in heaven?

If you could only choose one area of this world to be fully committed to God, which area would you choose and why?

How can we be a catalyst for God’s kingdom to be more prevalent here on earth?

POWER UNDER

Have someone read Romans 12:2.

God’s desire is not to get you to do all the right things, but rather, capture your heart. How have you seen actions and motivation correspond?

Are right actions with impure motives still right actions? Why or why not?

King Jesus was the ultimate example of a servant. Today, how have you seen humble actions positively influence others for change?  On the contrary, how have you seen forced change result in resistance?

What can you do this week to allow God to reign more in your life and world? What would be required of you to influence change in others for Christ?

APPLY

What areas of your life do you need to give God more authority over? Identity one single area of your life. This week, intentionally take a step toward allowing God reign more in that area.

PRAYER

Thank you God for not coming to take sides but coming to take over. Please help us allow you to reign more in our hearts and lives. Help us to follow you wholeheartedly, and to be consistently  transformed into the image of Christ. Amen!