Easter is the single most important day in the Christian calendar. Spend some time talking about why this is true for you. Or perhaps, it isn’t the most important day, Christmas (or something else) is. Why is this?
Pastor Jeremy stated 3 areas in which we need to encounter the resurrected Christ. He said that we need to be transformed in our mind, our conscience, and our heart. 1 Corinthians 15:3-9 highlights this.
Between mind, conscience, and heart, which led you initially to embrace Jesus as your risen Lord and Saviour? Was it the evidence? Was it the weight of your sin or your need for absolution? Or was it the heart, did you emotionally approach the throne because of felt love, or your need to feel love and acceptance?
Yet, we simply can not stay in that one place as we consider the cross, nor can we assume that everyone we speak with will need to encounter the cross in the way we did. In light of that, which area, mind, conscience, and heart, do you need to explore deeper?
Here is some conversational direction for the remainder of your time together.
Say, out loud in your group, which area you need to look at deeper in your consideration of the resurrection? Mind, conscience, or heart… or a combination of several. Tell others why you feel this way and see if those who know you well would agree.
Reread 1 Corinthians 15 together.
Now, allow some time for others to speak into each person in your group. Particularly those who have been transformed by Jesus’ resurrection in an area where you have a weakness. For example, one person may be emotionally transformed by the gospel, while another may bend the knee to the Lordship of Christ because of a predominantly conscience related journey. Feed each other, pray for each other.
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