March 17, 2024

壓軸的演員 Finale Actor

我們的生活就像一部電影, 上帝是導演, 我們是演員, 將演出祂奇妙的劇本. 本週, 張國強牧師提醒我們, 我們的生活是一部讓世人與天使看的電影, 見證上帝的榮耀和力量. 因此, 我們要盡量演出自己的角色.

Our lives are like a movie—with God as our Director, we are the actors who perform according to His marvelous script. This week, Rev. Jeremiah Cheung reminds us to play our parts well so the world that watches us can behold God’s glory and power.

Read Today’s Scripture Passage

林前 1 Corinthians 4:8-13

Life Group Discussion Guide

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1. Start with a prayer

2. Engage one another (15-30 mins)
• Share a time when you experienced a physical, emotional, or spiritual trial. How did you navigate through it? What did you learn from that experience?

3. Engage the mind (15-20 mins)
• Read the passage. What does Paul’s metaphor of believers becoming a show (v.9) reveal aboult the Christian life? How does this impact your understanding of a Christian’s purpose and influence?
• How did the apostles act when they were mistreated (vv.12-13)? Search for more Scripture passages that show and support what the proper response is.

4. Engage the heart (15-20 mins)
• How would you describe your sense of purpose as a Christian? Do you feel aligned with the Director’s vision for your life, or do you sense areas where adjustments are needed?
• Examine yourself: How does this message challenge you to be an excellent finale actor, living according to God’s direction and being mindful of your role in the grand narrative?

5. Engage the hands (15-20 mins)
• How can you cultivate perseverance and resilience in the face of physical, emotional, and spiritual trials?
• In what concrete ways can you apply the principle of overcoming evil with good in your daily interactions and challenges, keeping in mind the unique roles each person plays in the body of Christ?

6. Engage with God in prayer (20-30 mins)
• Approach the Gracious Father with a heart full of gratitude, acknowledging that your life is a divine production on the stage of His grand narrative. Thank Him for entrusting you with a unique role, for being the Great Director of your journey. Praise Him for the privilege of being part of this show for both people and angels, recognizing that your purpose is intricately woven into His eternal plan. Thank Him for the examples set forth by those in the Bible, who endured trials with unwavering faith, teaching us the essence of perseverance in our roles. In the midst of challenges, pray that you may lift your voice in praise, exalting His wisdom, sovereignty, and boundless love.
• As you reflect on the message, recognize moments when you’ve sought self-satisfaction without acknowledging His rightful place as the Director of your life. Ask for forgiveness for the times you’ve desired recognition and influence, neglecting the contentment found in living according to His will. Repent for any instances where you’ve struggled to withstand criticism or disrespect, forgetting that you are ultimately playing for an Audience of One. Ask God to grant you the strength to persevere in the roles He has assigned. Repent for any moments of spiritual weakness and ask for His grace to overcome evil with good, reflecting the character of Christ in all circumstances.

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