The Sunday Bible Study Series – > featuring Experiencing the Heart of Jesus: Knowing His Heart, Feeling His Love by Max Lucado
Week 4: Experiencing the Freedom of Jesus
Lesson Emphasis: Freedom from Want (Day 2)
Reading Assignment: Psalm 37:4, 73:25; Proverbs 11:18; James 1:14
Meditate and Memorize: Psalm 37:4
Knowing and Feeling (Words from Max): “Are you in a prison? You are if you feel better when you have more and worse when you have less. You are if joy is one delivery away, one transfer away, one award away, or one makeover away. If your happiness comes from something you deposit, drive, drink, or digest, then face it – you are in prison, the prison of want…Read Philippians 3:19.”
The Heart…Matters (Lesson Summary): The God of heaven should be our greatest desire. When He is that – our greatest desire – nothing else will either satisfy or fulfill us. When He is that, we can fully experience the freedom we have so desperately sought. We will not want for anything because we will be complete, whole, filled, and satiated. We will rest in His deliverance, being assured of His provision.
Question: What have you allowed to become your greatest desire (if not God)?
Challenge: Write 1 Peter 2:16 down as many times as it takes for you to remember it.