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Session 29

Are you going through the motions?

Read: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

It’s easy to live life just going through the motions. We have all experienced moments when we drive to the grocery store, pick the kids up from school, or come to the end of the day and wonder, “How did I get here?” It takes intentional effort to be present in our everyday routines.

If we’re not careful our relationship with Jesus can become a predictable routine.

If we’re not careful our relationship with Jesus can become a predictable routine. We have to fight against tuning out familiar songs or passively listening to well-known sermon topics. It’s essential to take a step back and remember the “why” behind “what” we are doing.

The Gospel is simply this: Jesus died for our sins, was buried in a tomb, and came back to life three days later. This is incredible news! If our affection for Jesus isn’t based on the reality of these events, following Jesus can become a lifestyle choice or a passing fancy.

In Acts 9:1-19, when Jesus intervened in Paul’s life, Paul turned from persecuting Christians to preaching the Gospel. At the moment of salvation, God put His Holy Spirit in Paul’s heart. Paul’s relationship with Jesus compelled him to advance the Gospel by preaching (1 Corinthians 15:10). Jesus’ presence changed who Paul was from the inside out. As Christians, we too have the Holy Spirit living inside us compelling us to be more like Jesus by taking next steps.

Routines are not bad, but we have to be careful not to replace our relationship with Jesus with routine. To break routines, we can ask Jesus to stir our affections for Him daily. Jesus wants a growing and personal relationship with each and every one of His children. It’s through that relationship that we begin to live out the calling He has for us.

Reflect:

  • What is one way that the Gospel is changing you? If you’ve never asked Jesus into your life, you can do that today.
  • Is there any area of your life where you have substituted your relationship with Jesus for a routine? What is one thing you need to start or stop doing to refocus on your relationship with Jesus?

1

Do we all have spiritual gifts?

Do we all have spiritual gifts?

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2

What it means to be united

What it means to be united

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3

The one time boasting is OK

The one time boasting is OK

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4

What happens when the church comes together

What happens when the church comes together

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5

The church is bigger than a building

The church is bigger than a building

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6

What your silent judgment says about you

What your silent judgment says about you

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7

Do you do what you say you believe?

Do you do what you say you believe?

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8

What happens when sin goes unaddressed

What happens when sin goes unaddressed

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9

How to know when popular opinion is wrong

How to know when popular opinion is wrong

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10

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

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11

Sex…It’s not about me

Sex…It’s not about me

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12

God, please save my spouse

God, please save my spouse

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13

Change how you see instead of what you see

Change how you see instead of what you see

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14

Don’t tie the knot until

Don’t tie the knot until

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15

Why can’t I do what I want?

Why can’t I do what I want?

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16

Why give time and money to the church?

Why give time and money to the church?

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17

Do I have anything to offer?

Do I have anything to offer?

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18

Are you training to win?

Are you training to win?

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19

Where to turn when life is more than you can bear

Where to turn when life is more than you can bear

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20

What are you going to chase today?

What are you going to chase today?

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21

The greatest responsiblity we have as Christians

The greatest responsiblity we have as Christians

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22

Why submit to my husband?

Why submit to my husband?

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23

Why searching your heart is a helpful practice for every day

Why searching your heart is a helpful practice for every day

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24

You were made for this

You were made for this

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25

Does church even need me?

Does church even need me?

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26

Are you serving with the right motivation?

Are you serving with the right motivation?

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27

How to go from good to better to best

How to go from good to better to best

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28

Does structure limit the Holy Spirit?

Does structure limit the Holy Spirit?

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29

Are you going through the motions?

Are you going through the motions?

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30

Why does an empty tomb matter?

Why does an empty tomb matter?

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31

You are who you hang around

You are who you hang around

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32

How to embrace the unknown

How to embrace the unknown

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33

You don’t need to fear death

You don’t need to fear death

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34

How can I make a difference in the world?

How can I make a difference in the world?

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