Did Michael’s lesson inspire you? Here are some discussion topics that can help you integrate Jesus into your life:
1. At [36:24] in the video, Michael discusses the importance of marriage in the Christian faith, comparing it to the relationship between Jesus and the church. What are your thoughts on this comparison? How can we better uphold and celebrate marriage both in our society and in our churches?
2. At [37:02], Michael talks about the concept of “standing on the shoulders of giants” and learning from the past to move forward into the future. How can we apply this concept in our personal lives and in our church community?
3. At [37:39], Michael emphasizes the importance of remembering and imitating the faith of our leaders. Who are some leaders in your life whose faith you admire and why?
4. At [38:12], Michael warns against living in the past and encourages us to use the past as a launching point for greater things. How can we balance our reverence for the past and still continuing to move forward?
5. At [38:46], Michael shares a quote from Joel Barker about the power of vision combined with action. How can we apply this concept in our personal lives and in our church community?
6. At [39:56], Michael shares another quote (this one by Margaret Mead) about the power of a small group of committed individuals. How can we, as a small group, make a difference in our community and in the world?
7. At [40:34], Michael discusses the importance of offering our bodies as living sacrifices and not conforming to the standards of the earthly world. How can we apply this concept in our personal lives and in our church community?
8. At [41:13], Michael talks about the importance of being different from “The World,” and being transformed to be more like Jesus. How can we strive to be more like Jesus in our daily lives?
9. At [47:59], Michael emphasizes the importance of having Christ at the center of our lives. How can we ensure that Christ remains at the center of our lives?
Want more context? Check out Michael’s sermon in it’s entirety below: