May 23, 2021
Michael Foose, Pastoral Candidate
"If All Your Friends Jumped Off A Cliff … Peer Pressure and Group Dynamics."
Theme: Peer Pressure
Message Title: “In the world, but not of the world”
Primary Text: John 15:19
Supporting Text(s): Matthew 7:13-14, John 17:14-18, 1 John 2:15:17
Jesus has called us to follow after Him and the path He has for us looks radically different then the path of the world. Yet, Jesus has called us to minster to those in the world.
- How are we as followers of Jesus supposed to interact with a broken and a lost world?
- Jesus perfectly showed us what it means to be in the world, but not of the world. Who are some other people in Scripture who lived as “in the world, but not of the world?” (one example: Paul – Acts 17) Who are some other people in Scripture who were called to, but did not live this way? (one example: Samson – Judges 13-16)
- It can be easy to be either “in the world and of the world” or on the polar opposite, “not in the world and not of the world”. What are some signs that you could be currently living in either of these camps?
- What are some basic steps that you could take in your own life to ensure that you are walking the narrow path that God has for you and engaging in the broken world around you to minister to others? Would you ask someone you know to help keep you accountable to those basic steps over the summer?