Gains | Week 3

Teaching Pastor | Joe LaCognata

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ICEBREAKER:

Have you ever tried functional fitness?

OR

What is your favorite type of exercise?

I believe our faith works

I also believe our faith takes work

How do these two statements coexist?

Do you think you have a functional faith?

1 Timothy 4:8

“Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.”

Why is physical and spiritual training good? Why is spiritual training better?

Hebrews 10:10

For God’s will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time.

Why did Jesus sacrifice himself for us?

Philippians 1:6

And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

How does it make you feel that God wants to finish the work He started in you?

1. Trust God

Hebrews 10:22

let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.

You can go right into the presence of God? Why is that so important?

Colossians 1:22

Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault.

God sees you as holy and blameless through Jesus. What is your response to this statement?

2. Stay Steady

Philippians 3:12

I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me.

Why is it so hard to press on toward a goal sometimes?

Hebrews 10:23

Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.

Our hope is based on God’s promise. Why does this make this a different kind of hope?

 3. Motivate Others

Hebrews 10:24

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.

How do you motivate others?

4. Stay Connected

Hebrews 10:25

And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

Why is it so important that we do not neglect meeting together?

As you close in prayer in your group prayer for God to work in and through us during our Uncharted series!

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