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Solid Foundations- Study 2 Jesus in my life
Jesus showed us how
humanity can live as
we trust in and rely on
God.
Solid Foundations ~Leaders notes
Jesus is Lord and in this study we will explore what it means to live with Jesus Christ as Lord. Our
relationship with God opens up into a whole new realm when we are born again. The term ‘born
again’ appears in just one story in the New Testament (John chap 3). In this story Jesus describes how
a person is born once naturally (from a mother’s womb). Then he explains that it is necessary to be
born of the spirit as well. In the last study we saw how the problem of sin leads to eternal death. We
are spiritually dead until we accept what
God did to deal with our sin. Jesus
made the way for us to be spiritually
born as his children.
God came to earth as Jesus. Jesus is
100% God. However Jesus limited his
ability to act like God and submitted to
becoming a human. He was born and
lived a sinless life. He showed us how
humanity can live as we trust in and rely
on God. As he died, was buried and
then rose again, he conquered death
and provided the way for us to have a
relationship with God. We could never
have had a relationship with God if Jesus
had not done what he did.
Now we can enter into the relationship
God has always designed us to have with
Him. That is as his children.
Being born again
1.
When you receive Jesus as Lord, you enter a new family. What do the following verses say
about how you enter the new family?
(a)
John 1:12,13 says: You are born
of God
(b)
John 3: 3 - 7 Jesus is speaking with a man named Nicodemus, Jesus tells him that to see the
kingdom of God, he must be :
born again
Being born again involves living a life that is turned around
God wants to help you live the best life possible.
Most of us have a natural family and when we are
born again we are in God’s family too.
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Solid Foundations- Study 2 Jesus in my life
Spiritually alive as a child of God
Check out what the Bible says…
As children of God, we are heirs of many promises that God gives us. We are positioned in a place of
great value as created in God’s image and esteemed as God’s family. It is such a wonderful position we
have all been given the opportunity to receive.
Known as disciples of Jesus
As we are born again, children of God, we are invited to become
a disciple of Jesus Christ. Jesus tells us to make disciples.
5.
Read Matt 28:18 - 21. How do these verses relate to you?
(Own Answer)
ROMANS 8:12 17 (NIV)
12Therefore, brothers, we have an obligationbut
it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it.
13For if you live according to the sinful nature, you
will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the
misdeeds of the body, you will live,
14because those who are led by the Spirit of God
are sons of God.15For you did not receive a spirit
that makes you a slave again to fear, but you
received the Spirit of sonship.
And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."16The Spirit
himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's
children.
17Now if we are children, then we are heirsheirs
of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share
in his sufferings in order that we may also share in
his glory.
2. What will happen if you live
according to your sinful nature?
Romans 8: 2 & 13 You will die
(eternal)
3. What does verses 14 & 15 say that
we receive a spirit of?A Spirit of
sonship
When we are born again we become
children of God… We join the family of
God. The Spirit of God helps us
recognise in our heart that we are His
children.
4. What does verse say our position is
as children of God?
Heirs of God & co-heirs of Christ
Disciple- A learner”
A disciple is not just a pupil,
but an adherent who
imitates their teacher.
Matt 28:18-21NIV
18Then Jesus came to them and said, "All
authority in heaven and on earth has
been given to me.19Therefore go and
make disciples of all nations, baptizing
them in[a] the name of the Father and of
the Son and of the Holy Spirit,20and
teaching them to obey everything I have
commanded you. And surely I am with
you always, to the very end of the age."
Solid Foundations- Study 2 Jesus in my life
As a disciple of Jesus, you learn from Jesus.
You learn by growing in a personal relationship with him. Jesus is alive and desires a personal
relationship with you. Day by day and moment by moment he is interested in you and interacts with
you through his Word, The Bible, and through His Holy Spirit. He loves to show us his love for us and
to teach us the best most exciting way to live. His desire is that we learn about his kingdom and live by
faith with Jesus Christ as our Lord.
From one kingdom to another
As you become a child of God, the Bible says that you change from belonging to one kingdom into a
different kingdom.
6. What are the names the two kingdoms mentioned in the Bible?
Col 1:12-14kingdom of
light/ kingdom of the Son and dominion /kingdom of darkness
Satan is the ruler of the kingdom of darkness. God is the King of the kingdom of heaven. As children of
God we become citizens of the kingdom of heaven, or as its also known, the kingdom of light.
Jesus is Lord- Trust in HIM
It is important to be able to distinguish the difference between believingt ha t Jesus is real and living a
life of putting your faith in him. Believing that God exists and is who the Bible says he is, is fant astic.
Jesus asks you to do more than that. Put your faith in him -believe in Jesus, trust Jesus Christ as your
Lord.
Having Jesus as Lord is like allowing him to take the ‘steering wheel’ of your life. We are normally used
to being ‘the boss’ of our own life. We have the steering wheel and make all the decisions about what
we think about and say, and even what actions and attitudes we have. Giving Jesus Lordship is
surrendering our will to allow him to lead and shape us in
every area of our life. He is a good God. He has our very
best in mind. We can trust him.
Believe that Jesus is your Saviour- He has saved you from
your sin.
Also believe and live with Jesus as your Lord.
7. Discuss what it might mean for you as you allow Jesus Christ to be LORD of your life.
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