(Message 5) Do you feel overwhelmed? Have you been tempted to throw in the towel and give up? Then you'll want to be sure to hear this message, "Pre-Decide - When You Want to Give Up" #GCPreDecide
Matthew 26:39 (NLT)
39 He went on a little farther and bowed with his face to the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”
Matthew 26:42 (NLT)
42 Then Jesus left them a second time and prayed, "My Father! If this cup cannot be taken away unless I drink it, your will be done."
John 19:30 (NLT)
30 When Jesus had tasted it, he said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
2 Timothy 4:5 (NLT)
5 But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don't be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you.
Romans 8:11 (NLT)
11 The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.
Philippians 1:6 (NLT)
6 And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.
Start sharing. These questions are to help get your group thinking and to create openness.
Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.
Start praying. Be bold and pray with power.
Start digging. For further study.
The quality of our decisions determines the quality of our lives.
When faced with ________,
I have pre-decided to ________.
When I commit, I won’t quit. I am a finisher.
Instead of accepting the process, we abandon the process.
FINISH WHAT YOU’VE STARTED
If I’m not dead, I’m not done!