A few Sundays ago, we looked at how the Holy Spirit transforms us, making us more like Christ. Today, from Luke’s gospel we studied the contrast between those who find delight in God, and those who profess to follow Jesus, but who find delight in themselves, in this world, or in anything other than Jesus.

Walking in step with the Holy Spirit means doing what Jesus did. It means seeking and saving the lost. This is something we do individually, but it is also something we do together, as Maranatha Christian Reformed Church. The danger every Christian and every church faces is “mission drift”. This happens when we forget our primary purpose (love God, love others, make disciples), and start loving ourselves, forgetting others, and focusing on getting what we want, wherever we are.

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Your right hand will hold me fast. Psalm 139:10b NIV








Matthew 5:1-12

Luke 6:27-36

Psalm 1



1 Peter 1:3-12

1 Corinthians 13



Questions to think about as you read:

  1. What temptations do you struggle with?
  2. What temptations does Maranatha struggle with?
  3. How can you walk in step with the Spirit in your life?
  4. How can we as a congregation walk in step with the Spirit?
  5. How can you share Christ with those you come into contact this week?
  6. As you prepare to celebrate communion, think about what it means to have Christ in you, the hope of glory, how does that knowledge help you live out your faith?

For Families:

Read 1 Corinthians 13 together and discuss the ways in which our love and faith grows.