Because of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, we can share in the greatest victory ever won.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:7, 1 Samuel 17:41-52, Romans 8:11
- Matt shared about some historic Olympic victories. Do you have a favorite 'Olympic moment?'
- Olympic athletes represent us even though we don't resemble them. How is this a picture of how Jesus represents us?
- What is an area of your life where Jesus is currently working to make you resemble him more?
- 1 Samuel 16:7, God looks at the heart. How is this both comforting and challenging?
- If we spend more time cultivating our image than our heart, who are we really worshiping?
- In 1 Samuel 17, David wins a great victory for Israel as their representative. What is your favorite moment of the David and Goliath story?
- The David story points to the greatest story. The point of David and Goliath is NOT that you are David and you can go slay giants. You and I are not David in the story - we are the scared Israelites who needed a rescuer. We benefit from a victory that we didn't lift a finger to achieve. How can this truth lead you to greater worship?
- What bigger Goliath did Jesus defeat and what unconventional weapons did Jesus use?
- I've watched some great Olympic victories but have never had the spirit of an Olympic athlete come upon me. Read Romans 8:11. What difference does it make that God's Spirit comes to live in you?
- After David defeated Goliath, the Israelites went from playing defense to offense. It's like when Jesus came to his frightened disciples in John 20:19-23, giving them His spirit and sending them on mission. Who specifically are you 'sent' to this week?
- Once we grasp that Jesus has defeated the Goliath of evil and death, how can we face the lesser Goliaths of our lives?
- What does it mean to preach the Gospel to yourself?