Family Check-up: Community, Mouth, and The Spirit Led Life - Week 2
Series: Family Check-up
Key Passage: Galatians 5:16-18
Speaker: Nate Wagner
Growing up, were you a rule-follower or a rule-breaker? How did your reaction to rules affect your relationships with your parents and siblings?
Did your family go to church when you were growing up? Was the experience more about following Jesus or obeying rules? How has that influenced your current view of church?
Study Read Gal 5:13-26 & Rom 8:5-17 Together
Respond: Jesus is more interested in you following him than he is in you obeying rules.
How have you experienced this battle between flesh and Spirit in your own life?
Does living free by following Jesus seem attainable? What can this group do to help you begin to approach your relationship with God from the perspective of following instead of obeying rules?
Respond: The Christian life is not a life of imitation. It’s a life of impartation—Jesus’ life in you. At the cross, the power of sin was broken. You have been set free.
Respond: “For we have died and Jesus is alive in us.” Jesus wants to live his life through you as you keep in step with his Spirit in you.
Application: How can this group help you learn to …
Accept your new identity in Christ?
Embrace this new approach by asking God to bear fruit through you as you keep in step with his Spirit in you?
Refuse to interact with God on the basis of rules because that’s not the kind of relationship with you that He desires.