God’s Mission in Jesus: To Save

You need a hand. You are in past your knees or in over your head. You wanted to do it alone but soon realized you couldn’t.

To Think About:

  • Describe when you got your car stuck in snow, mud, or water. What were some of your emotions? How did you get out of the situation?
  • Read Matthew 1:18-23. ‘Sin’ is the word used to describe the world’s situation. What other words would you use? What is one of the biggest problems with sin?
  • Read 1 Peter 3:20-21. What are the parallels between what the birth of Jesus did and what his resurrection from the dead did? What is to be our appropriate response to each?
  • What role does faith play in accepting Jesus as Savior? What role does action play?

To Live Out:

How are you getting out of the situations you are currently in? Whose hand are you looking for? If you reach for Jesus, he has the power to save. More than saving you, he’ll use you to help him save others.

To Pray About:

  • Tell God what you know you need saving from. Share with him how you’ve tried to take care of it yourself and how it hasn’t worked.
  • Ask Jesus to save you and point you in the right direction.

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