"2020": Message 3: Jesus in My Secular Places

Sermon Date: 
Jan 19 2020
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SERMON OUTLINE FOR FURTHER STUDY/REFLECTION

KEY VERSE(S)
“Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.” – Luke 3:8(a)
“To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.” - 1 Peter 2:21
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” – Colossians 3:23-24

INTRODUCTION
-Jesus’ Vision for You in Secular Places (e.g. school, work, social clubs, etc.)
-Committed Walk in the Steps of Jesus
-Test of True Repentance: Kingdom Fruit

TRUE OR FALSE REPENTANCE (v.8-9)
-Called to Bear the Fruit of Repentance
(make a life-style change, let it be evident)
-Warned for Unfruitfulness
(God’s Righteous Judgment is Nearing)

WHAT SHALL WE DO? (v.10-14)
-Live with Christian Integrity
(ethics / moral obligation)
-Love, Generosity, Honesty, Contentment

CONCLUSION / APPLICATION
- True Repentance Bears Good Fruit
(love, integrity, ethics, morals)
- Pray for Courage to Walk with Jesus in Your Secular Places

GOING DEEPER - GROWING STRONGER
Renewing of My Mind
a. What is the eternal implication for trees that don’t produce good fruit?
b. Describe the marks of true repentance. What is the good fruit?
c. Did anything about John’s remarks to the tax collectors and the soldiers surprise you?

Reflecting in My Heart
a. What stood out to you from today’s message?
b. Reflect deeply upon the Key Verse(s). Invite the Holy Spirit to use these verses to speak specifically to you.
c. As a believer, have you ever acted in unethical ways in the workplace for personal gain (e.g., lied, cheated, stolen)?
d. What is the pressure you feel between keeping ethical vs. justifying the need to bend a few rules?

Responding in My Faith
a. What holds you back from committing (fully trusting) to do what Jesus asks of you?
b. In what way could you uphold Christian ethics/morals in your workplace and family space?
c. In prayer, ask Jesus what it means for you to reveal Kingdom Generosity to those around you?

Be blessed!
Pastor Trevor