Football Sunday 04 Feb

Football Sunday 2018 is an exciting opportunity to hear from the guys playing in Super Bowl LII, on game day. These inspiring interviews can’t be seen anywhere else.  Hear from host James Brown, as well as Trey Burton and Demario Davis, and players in both Super Bowl teams. Experience the story of hope and loss from Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback, Carson Wentz.

Trusting in Christ brings forgiveness and salvation, but it also means we let Him rule and reign in our lives. We make Him King over our kingdom and submit to His Kingdom.

A Kingdom life always involves three actions:

  1. Seeking
  2. Surrendering
  3. Serving

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On Sunday we explored what it means for a person to live in something Jesus called “The Kingdom of God”. That phrase – more literally translated “the reign of God” – seemed to be Christ’s favorite topic to discuss, even though He steered away from ever completely defining it. He preferred to paint word pictures of what the Kingdom of God is like.

“To what shall I compare the Kingdom…?”

Luke 13:20

Jesus is passionate about filling in what comes after those words. Throughout the years, theologians and scholars have described the Kingdom as a realm where God reigns – a movement that seems upside-down, non-sensical, and the polar opposite of anything the systems of the world place as high priority.

The 2018 Football Sunday film explored what it looks like for a person to live in that tension, in that reign, where the King of the Kingdom is also a Father.

Discussion Questions

A Kingdom life always involves three actions:

1 – Seeking

2 – Surrendering

3 – Serving

  1. Read Matthew 6:31-33
    • What does it mean for someone to seek Christ?
    • What kinds of things do you tend to worry about?
    • Share a time when you were able to seek God before worrying.
  2. Read Matthew 16:24-25
    • What does it mean for someone to truly surrender to God?
    • Read the following from gotquestions.org:  “Surrender is a battle term. It implies giving up all rights to the conqueror. When an opposing army surrenders, they lay down their arms, and the winners take control from then on. Surrendering to God works the same way. God has a plan for our lives, and surrendering to Him means we set aside our own plans and eagerly seek His. The good news is that God’s plan for us is always in our best interest (Jeremiah 29:11), unlike our own plans that often lead to destruction (Proverbs 14:12). Our Lord is a wise and beneficent victor; He conquers us to bless us.”
    • What does it mean for you to live a life surrendered to God?
    • What things in your life would you need to surrender?
  3. Read Acts 20:35
    • What does it mean for someone to serve the needs of others?
    • Read Philippians 2:3-4.
    • Share a time when someone put your interests above their own.
    • How did that impact your life?
  4. What is something your small group can do to serve others in your group, in your church, or in your community?  Make a plan and carry it out.

Daily Scripture Readings:

Day 1: Philippians 2:1-2

Day 2: Philippians 2:3-4

Day 3:  Matthew 12:30-31

Day 4: Galatians 6:9-10

Day 5:  Ephesians 6:11-14

Day 6:  Ephesians 6:15-17

Day 7: Ephesians 6:18-20