WE know what mythological figures are… Unicorns, The Loch Ness Monster, Sasquatch. All things that nobody really believes in because there is no evidence that they are real. Is it true of “Sons of God?” is there any real evidence to demonstrate that we actually exist?
Lifegroup discussion questions after the jump!
Has there been a time in your life when you were frustrated at someone who had the “title,” but didn’t fulfill their role? How did that affect you?
What are the two functions of a disciple in Mark 3? What do those things mean?
Then he appointed twelve of them and called them his apostles. They were to accompany him, and he would send them out to preach, giving them authority to cast out demons.
How do you think it affects Jesus when we don’t fulfill our role as disciples?
One of Sunday’s points was “When God’s people become just like the world, judgement quickly follows.” Why is that?
Do you believe judgement is coming soon for us? Why or why not?
Who is this who comes from Edom, from the city of Bozrah, with his clothing stained red?
Who is this in royal robes, marching in his great strength?
“It is I, the Lord, announcing your salvation! It is I, the Lord, who has the power to save!”
Why are your clothes so red, as if you have been treading out grapes?
“I have been treading the winepress alone; no one was there to help me. In my anger I have trampled my enemies as if they were grapes.
In my fury I have trampled my foes. Their blood has stained my clothes.
For the time has come for me to avenge my people, to ransom them from their oppressors.
I was amazed to see that no one intervened to help the oppressed.
So I myself stepped in to save them with my strong arm, and my wrath sustained me.
I crushed the nations in my anger and made them stagger and fall to the ground, spilling their blood upon the earth.”
What does this mean? Why is Jesus angry? Relate this to the job description, listed above.
Now I will ‘destine’ you for the sword. All of you will bow down before the executioner.
For when I called, you did not answer. When I spoke, you did not listen.
You deliberately sinned—before my very eyes— and chose to do what you know I despise.”
Therefore, this is what the Sovereign Lord says:
“My servants will eat, but you will starve.
My servants will drink, but you will be thirsty.
My servants will rejoice, but you will be sad and ashamed.
My servants will sing for joy, but you will cry in sorrow and despair.
Your name will be a curse word among my people, for the Sovereign Lord will destroy you and will call his true servants by another name.”
So, which are we? Servants, or non-servants? How do we know?
But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. 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.
Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ and become one with him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith.
And what is the result of being his servants look like in our lives?
A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.