How can I win the big battles? - Outline
Questions Kids Won’t Ask
February 23, 2020
The battle for______________________________________.
If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it. (Mark 8:35, NLT)
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? (Mark 8:36–37, NLT)
How can I help them win this battle?
1. _______________________ for them.
2. Take them to _______________________ where they can hear Jesus’ voice.
3. _______________________ about it.
The battle ____________________________________.
1. You can’t win this battle _________________________________.
We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. (Romans 3:22, NLT)
2. This battle is __________________________________________.
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. (Romans 3:23–24, NLT)
3. Keep _______________________________________ with God.
This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth. (1 John 1:5–6, NLT)
But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 1:7, NLT)
If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. But if we ______________________________
to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. (1 John 1:8–9, NLT)
The battle for _______________________________________.
1. God says you are ________________________________.
Even before he made the world, God … chose us in Christ… to be holy and without fault in his eyes.
God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ.
For we are God’s __________________________.
He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. (Ephesians 2:10, NLT)
2. God says you are __________________________.
He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son... (Ephesians 2:7, NLT)
3. God says you are ___________________________.
God loved us and chose us in Christ…. (Ephesians 1:4, NLT)
He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding. (Ephesians 1:8, NLT)
4. God says you are ____________________________.
He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. (Ephesians 1:7, NLT)
God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. (Ephesians 1:4, NLT)
The battles of ______________________.
Teach your kids to stand on ___________________________ of God.
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13, NLT)
How and When to do all this?
the early years… _______________________ yourself
start to _________________ your kids
the middle years… _______________________ it
don’t stop ______________________
young adult and later… ____________________ them
A deeper study for individuals and small groups
Read John 1:12; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 1:4; 2 Corinthians 12:9; Ephesians 2:10; 1 Thessalonians 1:4.
What do these Scriptures say about WHO you are as a follower of Jesus Christ?
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What holds you back from wholeheartedly believing these truths?
Think of specific strongholds or issues you may be facing.
You may be saying, “I am a child of God, BUT…”
How does this affect your choices?
Read Proverbs 28:26; Romans 12:3; Romans 12:16; 1 Corinthians 15:10; Philippians 2:13.
What do these verses teach us about how we should view ourselves? How does this affect our choices?
Read Isaiah 41:10; 54:17; Zeph. 3:17; Philippians 4:13; Rom 8:28.
With each of these scriptures, finish the sentence:
I am a child of God, THEREFORE …..
Share an area where you struggle to accept your identity in Christ and take time to pray for each other (or on your own) about these areas.
Pray God’s truth over your life in each area.