ALL IN for Jesus!
Open your Bibles to Galatians chapter 2 and read verse 20 together.
Saul was a martyr, a man who purposed to murder Christians and on the road to Damascus, Jesus met him and saved him, transforming his life and even giving him a new name — the great apostle Paul. Paul’s life is transformed as he then gives us the definition of love in 1 Corinthians 13 and calls himself a bondservant or a slave to Jesus. Here in his letter to the churches in Galatia, he says that he died when Christ died so his life is no longer his own, but Christ’s who lived in him, who loved him and died for him. Christ has done this same thing for you and for me.
Discuss the following questions together as a family:
- What decisions does a slave or a prisoner have? Put this in Paul’s analogy, what decisions was he saying that he has as a follower of Jesus?
- It’s easier to talk the talk than to walk the walk, but how far would you go to follow Jesus? What is something that you would have a hard time doing if God asked you to do it? Is it a mission trip, forgiving your worst enemy, sharing the gospel to your coworker?
- Jesus radically transformed Paul’s life proving that no one is ever too far gone. What is something that you haven’t fully trusted God with thinking He won’t forgive you and will stop loving you?
Practical: Reflect on God’s faithfulness and where he’s brought you from. Honestly look at your life and recognize what you haven’t given fully to the Lord. Take steps to “Be holy, as I am holy” 1 Peter 1:16