God is gracious, so we do not have to prove ourselves.
- Look back over the past week and share any results from applying “God is good, so I don’t have to look elsewhere for my satisfaction”.
- What stood out to you from today’s message?
- Share ways that you find yourself trying to prove yourself to God and others, and the emotions and feelings you experience as a result.
- Read Galatians 3:16-20. How does this passage help us apply today’s point; God is gracious, so we do not have to prove ourselves?
- What is God leading you to apply to your life this week?
- Take some time in prayer to identify why you may be trying to prove yourself. What do you think is behind those thoughts and actions?
- Reread Luke 15:11-32 to guide your answers to the 4 questions below. Apply the answers to your specific attempts to prove ourselves to God and others:
- Who is God
- What has He done in Christ
- Who am I
- How do I live
- Read 2 Corinthians 5:17-21. How does this passage help us when we start to believe we are failures and God is getting weary of us?
- Memorize the 4 Gospel Statements
- God is great, so I don’t need to be in control
- God is glorious, so I don’t have to fear others
- God is good, so I don’t have to look elsewhere for my satisfaction
- God is gracious, so I do not have to prove myself
For Further Reading Pastor Ryan Recommends
The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith. By Timothy Keller