Life Group Leader Notes

September 11, 2022

7 Aspects to Finishing Strong

 

  1. We must start the race right.

We must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, which comes by repentance.

2 Corinthians 7: 10; John 3:3

We must surrender our lives to Him.

Revelation 3: 20

 

2. Motivation

Jesus’ love for us should motivate us.

2 Corinthians 5: 14

We should be able to withstand whatever comes our way because of His love.

Isaiah 53: 5; Philippians 3: 8-10

Discussion: Are you willing to suffer to know Him better?

 

3. Passion = Zeal

Jesus was passionate.

John 2:17

Discussion: What are you passionate about? 

 

4. Endure

Matthew 24: 13; Matthew 10: 22

We must make up our mind that nothing is going to stop us. No backbiting, no slander, no heartbreak, no disease, no death, no persecution. Mighty miracles were done through Paul. He was persecuted, he experienced hunger, he was forsaken by all, and he had a thorn in the flesh.

2 Corinthians 12: 8-10; 2 Timothy 4:8-10

Discussion: Do people or circumstances rob you of your joy?

 

5. Focus

Hebrews 12: 1-3

The only way to endure and stay strong is to keep our eyes on Jesus. Man will fail us, Jesus won’t. Keep your eyes on Him.

 

6. Faith

Faith in the living God, not faith in faith.

Hebrews 11: 1; Hebrews 11: 6

He lives and because He lives, so do we. The world is polluted with lies, God is truth.

Discussion: How do you stay grounded in His word?

 

7. Prayer

Pray to the living God, who sent his only begotten Son to die for our sins.

Luke 22: 31; Ephesians 6: 18

Abraham prays for Lot: Genesis 18: 22-33. Lot lived because of Uncle Abraham’s prayer.

God is looking for us to communicate with Him, to speak with him constantly throughout the day. God honors prayer.

Discussion: What prayer has God answered in your life recently? 

Pray that these seven aspects of the Christian life our manifested in our life. Ask: where we are weak, that He will make us strong.