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After The Mountain Top (22 of 68)
Series: 30 A.D. The Jesus Story
Pastor Mike Hodson
The Danger Zones:
Over-reliance on Talent and Abilities
Luke 9:37-41, Luke 9:1-2, Mark 9:28-29, Matthew 17:20
Forgetting the Spiritual Battle is a REAL Battle
The "Center of the Universe" Syndrome
Navigating The Danger Zones:
The closer we get to Jesus,
the more his power and life flows through us
We have a great God,
but we'll still have great problems
Jesus doesn't kill our ambition,
he refocuses it
Don't try to be the best "you" that you can be;
try to be the best imitation of Christ you can be
TAKING IT HOME
Is there anything that came up from this week's sermon or study that you'd like prayer for?
One key motivation to be "Christ-like" is recognizing God's ultimate work in our life and His love for us is exhibited through the sacrifice he made on the Cross. Communion is one way we remind ourselves of all that he has done and all he's calling us to become. This week you may conclude Growth Group by taking Communion together. To prepare for this, take a moment to read Psalm 103:8-14 and 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 reflecting on the significance of Christ's forgiveness of our sins.
Growth Group Homework
This week is the final meeting of our Winter Quarter. (Note: College groups are on a different schedule.) We'll take a two-week break and the nine-week Spring Quarter will begin April 3 and run through June 3.
Looking back at your notes from this week's teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?
1. Can you think of any ways that you see pride, arrogance or an untamed ego showing up in the world around you?
What is the impact on relationships, work effectiveness or ministry growth from this display of prid ...
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