Message Notes for August 11, 2019
Title: Baggage Drop
Series Passage: John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
God is a redeeming God!
Lamentations 3:57-58 You came near when I called on you; you said, ‘Do not fear!’58 “You have taken up my cause, O Lord; you have redeemed my life.
2 Corinthians 5:16-18; Romans 16:10-20
We can drop our baggage by following Jesus!
- Give your Life to Him!
Romans 12:2 NLT Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
- Yoke yourself to His way and His will!
- Visualize God’s Kingdom Reality!
Luke 9:23-24 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
Psalm 118: 5-7
Family/Group Study Notes for the week of August 11, 2019
Title: Baggage Drop
- What thoughts and struggles weigh you down? What patterns repeat themselves in your life – stealing joy and blessing? What fears keep you from God’s ideal for your life? Take some time to identify each of these and write them down. The first step to letting go of our baggage is to name what our baggage is.
- God is a redeeming God. Read Lamentations 3:55-66. This passage is a cry to the Lord for help. What are the promises in this passage? How is your baggage the same as your enemy? What does God want to do with your enemy? How do you see the power of God to redeem in this passage?
- Read 2 Corinthians 5: 14-21. What do you learn about yourself in this passage? What do you learn about God? What does God want you to do? Who does God want you to be? What does it mean to be made new from your old baggage? How can you live forward in following Jesus?
- Read Romans 6:15-23. What does it mean to be a slave to something? Is it possible to be a slave to your baggage? What would it look like to be a slave to yourself or to the world? Following Jesus is giving up one form of slavery to become a slave to Christ. What does that mean? How would this change the way you live each day? What is the benefit and reward?
- Gather in smaller groups and pray for each other as you follow Jesus, release baggage and make a difference in the world.