FIRE IN MY BONES Part 3: The Potter's House
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Part 3: The Risk of the Drift
Scripture: Jeremiah 18:1-12, Luke 14:25-33
Theme: Jeremiah’s vision at the Potter’s House is an invitation to recognize God as the Potter of our lives; to see discipleship as the journey of being shaped by God into the character of Christ.
1. What struck you about the message?
2. Read Jeremiah 18:1-12. How is God informing and forming Jeremiah’s imagination? What verses show God’s power, grace and justice?
3. In what ways do people resist or ignore God’s work as Potter in their lives?
4. Jesus picked up the prophetic call to repent when he said, “Unless you repent, you too will perish.” (Luke 13:5). What does Jer 18:11-12 tell us about repentance?
5. How is being a disciple of Jesus like being clay?
6. List Jesus’ instructions to disciples in Luke 14:25-33. How do the attitudes and actions listed here help disciples “be moldable in God’s hands?”
7. There was a cost to Jeremiah’s obedience to God’s instructions. He ended up being beaten and rejected. What are the costs of discipleship today? How does this passage encourage us to stay strong despite the costs?
8. What is one action you can take this week to be clay in God’s hands this week?
Based off the lesson today, how can we pray?
Study Challenge Week 3
There are two texts per day. One way to worship God intentionally is twice per day, with one verse in the morning and one in the evening.
First, be silent in prayer for 1 minute.
Second, thank God for 2 specific things.
Third, invite Jesus to speak to you by asking these 3 questions.
1. What am I learning from these passages about faith?
2. Who is He inviting me to share this with?
How is He speaking to me during these times of worship?
Finish in prayer for yourself, your family, your neighbors, your co-workers, your church.
Monday: Jeremiah 18:1-11 and Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18
Tuesday: Luke 14:25-33 and Dueteronomy 30:15-20
Wednesday: Psalm 1 and John 6:35-40
Thursday: 2 Corinthians 4:7-15 and Philemon 1:1-21
Friday: Romans 15:1-7 and Colossians 2:6-7, 9-10
Jesus, you have called each of us to serve and obey. Give me strength every day to live in this calling, to be your hands and feet, to be faithful to that which has been given me.