Take It Home Questions – 12/15/13

Take It Home Questions – 12/15/13

Redemption Hill Church

 

Take It Home Questions

Jon Payne preached from Colossians 3:15b-17

 

Key Ideas

 

  • God intends that his church resound with the gospel message until our lives echo with thanksgiving. This text shows us three ways through which we can do this:
    • Tune your heart to thanksgiving
    • Amplify the Word of Christ through song
    • Consecrate your life as worship

 

 

Questions to help us apply the Word:

Treasure – Application to stir our love for Christ

  1. Look for opportunities this week to sing this week; sing of the glory of Christ, sing of the grace that you have received through the gospel. Lead your family in singing praise to our King. Aim to be known as a person who is always singing.

 

 

Reflect – Application to stir our obedience to Christ

 

  1. Jon mentioned that thankfulness is the key to the Christian life. How prominent is the role of thankfulness in your own life?

Proclaim – Application to stir our witness for Christ

  1. Consider what role thankfulness can play as you reach out to neighbors, coworkers, and family members this week. Look for opportunities to express thankfulness as you interact with them, both toward them and/or general categories of thankfulness.

 

Helpful quotes from the sermon:

 

  • “Thankfulness isn’t so much an emotional state as it is a decision.” Jon Payne
  • “Do not say, ‘But it is hypocritical to thank God with my tongue when I don’t feel thankful in my heart.’ There is such a thing as hypocritical thanksgiving. Its aim is to conceal ingratitude and get the praise of men. That is not your aim. Your aim in loosing your tongue with words of gratitude is that God would be merciful and fill your words with the emotion of true gratitude. You are not seeking the praise of men; you are seeing the mercy of God. You are not hiding the hardness of ingratitude, but hoping for the in-breaking of the Spirit.” – John Piper, When the Darkness Will Not Lift