This week, we will focus on the two questions from the message.
Question #1 “Have I accepted Jesus?”
If your answer is “yes,” think about how you came to the decision to accept Jesus as your Savior and Lord. Do you know when it happened? How old you were? Where?
For many, this decision came as a result of a process of learning about Jesus and our need. For others, it happened at a very specific time and place that can be identified. Whatever your personal story is, this is still an individual decision that you personally make.
If you aren’t sure if you have accepted Jesus, you aren’t alone! We would love to help you. You can ask your Small Group Leader, a staff member or email me at email@example.com.
(If you know that you are not yet a follower of Jesus we would be honored to discuss your questions and concerns, too!)
For those who answered “yes” to question #1, here is the next question:
Question #2 “Am I vitally connecting with His church?”
The following are some passages to reflect on as you consider this question. Remember, being vitally connected isn’t something from the past but current – meaning right now!
4 Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, 5 so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.
Romans 12:4-5 (NLT)
22 In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary. 23 And the parts we regard as less honorable are those we clothe with the greatest care. So we carefully protect those parts that should not be seen, 24 while the more honorable parts do not require this special care. So God has put the body together such that extra honor and care are given to those parts that have less dignity. 25 This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other. 26 If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad. 27 All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.
1 Corinthians 12:22-27 (NLT)
2 Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. 3 If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important.
Galatians 6:2-3 (NLT)
13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.
Colossians 3:13-14 (NLT)