CG Questions :: Finding Colossus :: Part 4
1.Justin shared in an illustration that the NFL or NBA give a hat as the first item to a new team member. The new team member is now “in” as they put on the hat and this hat now reflects who they are. Thinking back in your life, do you remember a time when you felt like you “fit in” to a particular group because of something that identified you as being a part of a group? Share this experience with your group.
2.Justin had shared that your heart and feelings are not synonymous. Have you confused these things in the past? He discussed how our heart has been corrupted because of sin, but how God will remove our heart of stone and replace it with a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 36:25-27). Discuss what that means to you personally.
3. Justin shared from 2 Corinthians 5:17 that “If anyone is in Christ they are a new creation…” Justin challenged us to consider how this is a mirror image to how God created the world (hovered over the void, the Word of God breaks forth over you, the light breaks forth and then breaks forth inside of you, He separates the light and dark inside of you, new life begins to grow, His image is revealed in you and He gives you dominion in this life). Discuss in your group how you have seen this progression in your own life.
4. Justin discussed how Christians quote Jeremiah 17:9—“the heart is deceitful above all things” without considering that the Spirit of God dwells in you. Considering that in Christ you are a temple of the Holy Spirit, how does this truth about your identity change your perspective on your sin and how you should respond?
5. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” You can’t fully become who you really are until you deeply believe it yourself. Justin challenged us to “chew on it,” or to “marinate” on the truth of what Christ has done for us. What will you do this week to spend time “chewing on” this truth of who you are in Christ as a new creation? What truths will you declare this week over yourself? What promises will you claim? What spiritual discipline will you try and who will you tell about your experience?