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Session 10

Surrender Is Just The Beginning

Read: Colossians 2:6-7

Whether you stood to surrender to Jesus as an adult, were led in prayer by a camp counselor as a teen or grew up knowing His love as a child, we are all blessed and unworthy. Each of us has a story about how we came to know and receive Christ, but our story doesn't end there. The surrender is just the beginning!

Paul shares our purpose: "(to) continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness" (Colossians 2:6-7). When we launch off that starting block, we should see our priorities change and our hearts tune in with what God values. We begin investing selflessly in relationships and sharing the Gospel as we "are rooted and established in (His) love" (Ephesians 3:17).

God knows every single thing we have done or will do against Him, yet He chooses to love and bless us in ways we can't even imagine, much less deserve. We can't even begin to "grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ" (Ephesians 3:18). From His mercy and goodness, our hearts should be overflowing with thankfulness.

Reflect

  • Have you decided to take that first step and receive Christ as your Lord and Savior? Learn more about following Jesus here, or email us at hello@newspring.cc. 
  • What is one way you are rooted in His church and in His word?
  • How can you let your thankfulness for His goodness pour out into relationships in your life?

1

Gratitude Adjustment

Gratitude Adjustment

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2

You Are Not the Answer

You Are Not the Answer

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3

Put Your Knowledge Into Action

Put Your Knowledge Into Action

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4

Bring in the Light

Bring in the Light

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5

You Have a New Address

You Have a New Address

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6

Do You Want to Know a Secret?

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7

These Two Things Will Change Your Life

These Two Things Will Change Your Life

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8

Reach Out and Help

Reach Out and Help

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9

How to Know What’s True

How to Know What’s True

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10

Surrender Is Just The Beginning

Surrender Is Just The Beginning

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11

The Difference Between Serving and Earning

The Difference Between Serving and Earning

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12

Living Debt Free

Living Debt Free

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13

Following Jesus Is Not A Popularity Contest

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14

Jesus Didn’t Die So I Could D.I.Y.

Jesus Didn’t Die So I Could D.I.Y.

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15

Be Who Jesus Wants You To Be

Be Who Jesus Wants You To Be

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16

What Are You Craving?

What Are You Craving?

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17

You Can Be Angry and Not Sin

You Can Be Angry and Not Sin

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18

How To Change Your Life

How To Change Your Life

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19

Character Flaws

Character Flaws

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20

Is peace really possible?

Is peace really possible?

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21

We’re all designed for one purpose

We’re all designed for one purpose

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22

How To Stay Connected

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23

What if Christians learned to coach, not condemn?

What if Christians learned to coach, not condemn?

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24

Life is better together

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25

How to help a friend who’s hurting

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26

Which prayers does God answer?

Which prayers does God answer?

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27

How to find friends in a big church

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If God Did It For Them, He Will Do It For You

If God Did It For Them, He Will Do It For You

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