Text Background: 1 Corinthians
Family Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Summary: We’re in week two of our “Centered” series in The Loft on Wednesday nights and in Small Groups on Sunday mornings talking about what it means to truly live with Christ at the center of our lives. Paul has a lot to say to the church at Corinth about what in their lives need to change if Christ is at the center. This week we looked at a moment in chapter six where Paul addresses a list of sins and tells the church at Corinth that they were once those things but now they are saved by Christ. On Wednesday night we talked about the importance of titles, that once we were known as, “Sinner,” but now we are known as, “Righteous.” We are given a name before we deserve it and we are expected to live in accordance with that name, refusing to call ourselves any other name because Christ is the only one who can change our title. In that, when we know we are called righteous, we get serious about purity and Sunday morning we will talking about what it means to pursue sinlessness as an individual and a community of believers.
These are questions to ask your teenager that are deeper than, “How was your Wednesday night?!” and them reply, “…good.”
- Why are titles important?
- What title does God give us? What is our old title?
- Why is it important to live in this title, and not our old one?
- How would you define purity?
- This is a list of Corinth’s sin struggles. What is yours?
These are things you can do for the message to stick.
- Write on all the mirrors in your home the title the world gives you or your sin gives you. Each morning erase that title and write the title God has given you.
- Identify one thing in your life (the whole family) that can change to match your identity in Christ.
- Join a small group and bring your teenager to Sunday morning small groups. A community to learn in and invest in holds us accountable to be obedient. It’s very difficult to run from God and simultaneously be surrounded by His people.