(Message 1) Have you ever played Jenga? It's a delicate balance of removing pieces from the tower that are not necessary while keeping the ones that are foundational. Join us as we look into the foundation we need to build a life that won't topple - a life built on Jesus Christ. #GCRooted

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Colossians 2:6-10 NLT

6 And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. 7 Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. 8 Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. 9 For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. 10 So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.

Proverbs 24:3-4 NIV

3 By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding, it is established; 4 through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures. (NIV)

Psalm 14:1

Only fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.”

Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.

  • What’s one of the most important decisions you’ve made in the last 5 years? Did you make the right or wrong decision? Was it a decision you could recover from?

Start thinking. Ask a question to get your group thinking.

  • Read Colossians 2:6-7. Paul gives 2 analogies for growing in Christ.  Which one do you relate to more and what does that look like in your life?
  • Read Colossians 7 again. According to this verse, what is the result of being rooted in Christ or building your life on Christ? How have you experienced that personally?
  • Read Colossians 2:8-10. Have you ever believed empty philosophies or high-sounding nonsense? Give an example of a time when this occurred. How did this affect the way you lived your life? How did you come to realize it was nonsense?
  • Troy gave 2 examples of philosophies or belief systems that cause people to build a faulty foundation: false beliefs about the origin of the world and false beliefs about the resurrection of Jesus. How can getting those beliefs wrong affect the course of your life?
  • Discuss the following statements: All knowledge is God’s knowledge; All history is his-story.

Start sharing. Choose a question to create openness.

  • Read Proverbs 24:3-4.  What are you doing to build a spiritual dream house? How do we protect ourselves from building with faulty beliefs?
    If you haven’t experienced being rooted in or building your life on Christ, what is standing in your way? Why?
    What would you say has been the strongest influence on your life and beliefs? Has that influence proven to be 100% correct in all situations? If not, can you find a pattern in the failures? What steps do you believe you should take as a result?

Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.

  • Based on the knowledge we received Sunday about living a life built on Jesus, commit to begin seeing God in everything and build your life on the foundation of Jesus.

Start praying. Be bold and pray with power.

  • Jesus, help me to grow and be rooted in you. My desire is to grow strong with you as my foundation. Help me not to be swayed by the mindsets of the world, but to keep my eyes fixed on You. - Amen

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We won’t have future intellectual and spiritual disappointment.

 

How do we build our life upon Christ?

  • We reject atheism wherever we see it
  • We start building a dream house

 

All truth is God’s truth.

All history is His-story.

Speaker

Troy Knight

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