Leave and Take
“Examine yourselves as to how whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified. But I trust that you will know that we are not disqualified.” II Corinthians 13:5-6 NKJV 1. EXAMINE before you EXPAND . "Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves..." II Corinthians 13:5 NKJV "Oh taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him." Psalm 34:8 NKJV 2. Close the door on the WORTHLESS , to move forward with the PRECIOUS . "...Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?..." II Corinthians 13:5 NKJV “...let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us..." Hebrews 12:1-2 NKJV 3. UN-DISQUALIFY yourself! "...unless indeed you are disqualified. But I trust that you will know that we are not disqualified.” II Corinthians 13:5-6 NKJV "... And if you extract the precious from the worthless, you will become MY spokesman" Jeremiah 15:19 NASB Victory Group Questions: 1. How would you "examine" yourself? Discuss effective ways on how we can truly and deeply reflect on our lives? 2. Every year the phrase "New Year, New Me" is thrown around, but we still carry the "old" baggage into the "new" year. What are some strategies to prevent this from happening? 3. Have you "disqualified" yourself this year or anytime in the past? Share with the group why and how.