As you read this right now, there are cares and worries in your life that can steal your joy in Christ if not submitted to His care. You may not be going through anything especially difficult, anything “big,” that could distract you from kingdom fruitfulness, but the danger to get off mission is always there. In fact, it may be during times of relative ease that we are most in danger. Suffering and hardship typically have a way of pushing us closer to God in faith.
Jesus’ kingdom parables help us see everyday life with spiritual resonance. Events in the news or in the neighborhood may look bleak, but Christ is upholding the universe. His plans will be fulfilled. The proliferation of evil seems inevitable, but Christ’s church is continuing and will continue to bear fruit.
So today can be the day of repentance and a fresh start. Don’t underestimate the power of the gospel in your life to re-center your mind and re-focus your gaze on the author and perfecter of your faith—Jesus.
Tips for Teaching This Week’s Session of The Gospel Project for Adults
Every week, Aaron Armstrong and other adult ministry leaders offer guidance to help leaders prepare to lead and teach each session of The Gospel Project for Adults.
Tips for Teaching This Week’s Session of The Gospel Project for Students
Every week, student ministry leaders offer guidance to help leaders prepare to lead and teach each session of The Gospel Project for Students. Listen in as he shares:
- The main point of the session
- Any challenges and opportunities for additional discussion that may arise during this session
- Encouragements for leaders
A Final Reminder
Don’t forget, you can find tools to help you prepare and lead the discussion in the Additional Resources for this volume. We hope these are a blessing to you as you walk through this session together.
*This week’s leader devotional is written by Jared Wilson. It is adapted from the daily devotions for Unit 25, Session 1 from The Gospel Project for Adults’ Daily Discipleship Guide.