William Ernest Henley’s classic poem, Invictus, ends with the declaration, “I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.” Frank Sinatra captures the same conviction in his popular song, “I Did It My Way.” Both texts celebrate human independence and self-determination. But the famous poet is dead, and the crooner is no more. Are we ultimately in control of our own lives and destinies, or are our attempts at self-determination evidence of rebellion against our true Master and Commander? Join us for part 4 of Tipping Point, where we will explore Jesus’ parable about the rebellious tenants.
Jesus is the ______________________ on which you will either __________ your life or against which you will be ______________.
Make Jesus the ______________________ of your life.
Use this outline for personal reflection, as a couples or family devotion, or with a small group.
Our Deacon Ordination and Annual Chili Cook-off will be on Sunday, February 26, at 5:00 p.m.
Discuss your group’s plan to host a “Jesus in the Passover” meal during Lent (Feb. 22 – April 8). A training session will be offered Wednesday, February 22, from 6 – 7:30 p.m., in the MFC for those who volunteer to host and/or lead the event for your group.
What is an iconoclast? Do you know someone who fits that description? Does Jesus fit that description? Why or why not? Why do most religious people have difficulty seeing Jesus as an iconoclast?
Confess any ways in which you are judging others or failing to love the way Jesus has commanded His disciples to love. Talk about it, invite accountability, and take time to pray together.
This week’s scripture readings describe our rebellion against God. As you read, invite the Holy Spirit to convict you of your own rebellion and surrender yourself to Jesus as your Savior and Lord.
The Story Luke Tells by Justo L. González
Luke for Everyone by Tom Wright
The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey
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