Rev. Jeremiah Cheung continues our exploration of Servanthood by asking us to reflect on our priorities and actions, and whether or not our lives reveal that the Lord is enthroned as our ruler. Today’s message is the first of three parts.
1. Who is the most important person in your life? Where does Jesus rank in your list of important people? How is our ability to serve God governed by who sits on the throne of our lives?
2. How did Jesus respond when the disciples of John the Baptist asked if he is the Messiah? How did his answer highlight the link between our identity and our actions?
3. Are there any “strongholds” in your life where you rule in God’s place? What areas are these? In what way are these strongholds?
4. Do you find yourself, like Peter, responding to God’s calling with “Lord, I can’t”? Share why.
5. What do we learn from the life of David, who enthroned God in his heart?
We each have strongholds in our lives — areas that we have not fully surrendered to the Lord.
From David’s life, we learn that as we surrender more strongholds to the Lord, we become more Christ-like, and our old nature, our old selves take a back seat and become smaller.
If we enthrone the Lord in our lives, we will not rely on our own knowledge, education, or experiences. We dare not depend on ourselves. Instead, we will prayerfully seek the Lord.