September 5, 2021 – Pastor Mark Albrecht
1 Corinthians 15:1-10
Message Big Idea – The church’s story is a collection of individual stories that find their significance in the One larger story of Jesus. When attaching our story to his historically significant story, we find transformational power that is the catalyst to real change and the ability to belong to the one community we call the family of God.
DIG DEEPER >>
Reflect on the following sequence of questions. If you are doing this with others, share your responses with them.
LEAN IN >> Think about it.
- What type of story do you most like? Suspense, mystery, thriller, humor.
- How do you take your story? Book, Movie, theater, audio
LOOK DOWN >> Read the following passages and discuss or reflect on the the corresponding questions:
- Read I Corinthians 15 (Read twice – ESV and either NLT or Message)
- Briefly retell the passage in your own words.
- What word or phrase “jumped off the page” and intrigued you the most
LOOK OUT >> Connect the world of the Bible to our culture.
- Name 2 stories that the culture most recently celebrated and championed?
- What are the themes of these stories? What captures the attention of our culture when it is consumed by a story?
LOOK IN >> Go straight to the heart of the matter.
- When considering your story, when and how did Jesus and His story become the main theme?
- Jesus’ story is usually carried into ours by another person or group of people. Describe that person or group and their story.
LIVE IT OUT >> Put it into action.
- Identify 3 people God has put you as a main character in their story right now. Are you bringing the story of Jesus into theirs?
- Send a note of gratitude to each of these people for allowing you to be a part of their story.
- Practice writing out your story and how it attaches to the story of Jesus as a testimony.