Message: “Part 2: Authority”

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Message: “Part 2: Authority”

Rev. Michael O'Connor - March 13, 2016

Part 2: Authority

Scripture— John 13:1-17 Application— Authority Jesus exercised authority by using power to serve God’s purposes for people rather than control them. Read Mark 10:42-45 Why is it hard for some to do this? How have you been able to follow Jesus’ teaching in verse 43-44? What is your primary struggle preventing you from fully doing this? Is there some way that God is calling you to serve that you have been resisting? If so, what would it take for you to serve in this way? Or if not, is there some way that you could begin to serve the Lord or others? Read Matthew 8:5-13 We need to be under authority to have authority. Is there any authority figure you are having difficulty coming under? How might you change this? Is there any area where you should be taking authority but are not? What is a first step you could take to begin to exercise authority? Read John 5:19-20 and John 16:13-15 Jesus is under authority and so is the Holy Spirit. God’s plan is not authority over, but authority to. God does not expect us to follow him just in our strength alone, but in the power of the Holy Spirit. In what ways would you like God to help you follow him more fully? If you have a story of how God has already helped you in this way, share it with each other. Jesus exercised authority by using power to serve people rather than control them. Share one specific prayer request as a result of this study.

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Part 2: Authority

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