Bottom Line: Disciples follow Jesus, not the world.
Key Question: “What is one way you can deny yourself to follow Jesus?”
Bible Truth: Matthew 16:24 - Then Jesus spoke to his disciples. He said, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must say no to themselves. They must pick up their cross and follow me.”
Romans 12:2 - Don’t live any longer the way this world lives. Let your way of thinking be completely changed. Then you will be able to test what God wants for you. And you will agree that what he wants is right. His plan is good and pleasing and perfect.
Bottom Line: Disciples are known for their love for God and others.
Key Question: “How does loving God change our lives?”
Bible Truth: John 13:34-35 - “I give you a new command. Love one another. You must love one another, just as I have loved you. If you love one another, everyone will know you are my disciples.”
Galatians 5:22-26 - But the fruit the Holy Spirit produces is love, joy and peace. It is being patient, kind and good. It is being faithful and gentle and having control of oneself. There is no law against things of that kind. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed their sinful desires to his cross. They don’t want these things anymore. Since we live by the Spirit, let us march in step with the Spirit. Let us not become proud. Let us not make each other angry. Let us not want what belongs to others.