Under Control - Actions


Romans 7:15-25; 1 Corinthians 9:24-26

 Reflection Questions

1.    Like the old saying, do you believe that actions speak louder than words? Why or why not?

2.    Read Romans 7:15-25: Have you ever felt like Paul? Why

3.    Read 1 Corinthians 9:24-26: Discipline is key to developing and maintaining the right habits (or our consistent actions). Where in life are you most lacking in discipline? How has that affected you? Where in life are you most spirit-led and empowered in discipline? How has that affected you?

 Digging Deeper

The early Methodist movement had three simple rules for daily living: (1) Do no harm. (2) Do good. (3) Attend upon the ordinances of God (or, as we call it today, “Staying in love with God”). The third is related to actively engaging in things like worship, prayer, Bible study, Communion, etc. This week, try to follow these three principles. When the week is over, examine your thoughts, words and actions. Do they align more and more with that of Jesus? Did you see more positivity in these three areas?