Point 1: The Messiah is to be understood as David’s ‘lord’ not merely his ‘son.’
Point 2: I want you to be obsessed with inward holiness that fuels outward devotion to God.
Point 3: Your valuation before God has nothing to do with who you are, or what you have in this life. God wants to see what you have sacrificed for Him.
1. Up to this point in your life, would you call yourself a true follower of Christ? Do you, and more specifically, others see evidence of your faith as described in Luke 6:40?
2. Read Ephesians 2 this week, and ask yourself the question: Do I trust the death of Christ for my salvation? Do I ever struggle with thinking I need something more to receive it? Ex: doing good things, getting cleaned up first then coming to Christ?
3. Evaluate your approach to following Jesus. Would you say that you view Jesus as your Lord, Master, and Owner? Why or why not?
4. As you look at your life, how would you say that your love for God is shown in your actions? (If you are having trouble fleshing that love out, take some time to think about some changes you may need to make in your lifestyle.)
5. If you choose to obey Jesus’ call to follow, what might it cost you?
6. What might hold you back from following Jesus at this point? Are you willing to let go of these things if necessary?
7. Before you leave, spend some time in prayer. Ask God to work in your heart and prepare you for what is ahead. He simply calls us to follow wherever He leads. Ask Him to give you the strength to proceed and follow Him no matter what the cost.