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Corner Church • July 14
Friend with Jesus / Friend Like Jesus - Committed
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  • Corner Coffee In The North Loop
    514 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA
    Sunday 8:45 AM, Sunday 10:00 AM, Sunday 11:15 AM
  • Corner Coffee in Uptown
    1414 W 28th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
  • Corner Coffee in Camden
    4155 N Thomas Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55412, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM

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PRAYER FOCUS:

MISSIONS: Pray for Phil, Katja, Ben, Matilda & Max Zarns. They are missionaries to Sweden but are currently serving as Missionaries in Residence at North Central University. We are writing them today!
LOCAL: Pray that you would be acutely aware of needs that surround you.
EARLY: Pray for opportunity to build meaningful relationships.
TOGETHER: Pray for opportunity to connect your neighbors to the greater body of Christ.
First Dialogue Question:

What stands out to you about the most common and/or least common fears?
Are your fears common?
What does that say about you?
What does that say about others?
Commitment Inventory:

Write on your announcement card:

What are you committed to?
(no more than three things)
Second Dialogue Question:

What makes publicly sharing commitments difficult or scary?
Third Dialogue Question:

What is the cost of living out this commitment?
The only thing I am committed to is not making commitments.
Fourth Dialogue Question:

Why was Jesus committed to being the sacrifice for our sins?

Commitment may be irrational in the eyes of others.
Commitment can feel counterintuitive.
Commitment should aim to be God’s will. If it is a commitment outside of God’s will, it may not be worth it.
Commitment comes with physical, emotional and spiritual cost.
Final Dialogue Questions:

What commitments do you think God wants you to have?
What has been, is and will be the why behind those commitments?
How does a clear understanding of the why help overcome the fears/obstacles to commitment?
Take It Deeper Questions:

Read Matthew 16:24-28.
If a sociologist was tasked with understanding you and the only resource they were given was all of your stuff, what would they find? What would they write?
What do these things in verse 24 mean: Come after me (Jesus)? Deny self? Take up your cross?
How would you explain to a twelve year old what it is to lose your life in order to gain it?
How would you explain to a twelve year old what it is to gain the whole world yet forfeit your soul?
If salvation is not about what a person does, what is the reward mentioned in verse 27?
How does this text challenge you today?