Mine 1: Active Faith

Making your faith your own.


Big Idea

Strong faith is about doing, not just knowing.

Message notes:

I N T R O D U C T I O N

Part of being and becoming an adult is slowly becoming your own person.

T E N S I O N

Part of being an adult is moving from a faith that’s “theirs” to a faith that’s “mine.” Here’s the reality: God wants you to grow in your relationship with Him more than you do.

TRUTH

Jesus’ list wasn’t just good things to believe; it was things we do because we believe. If you and I don’t DO any of the things Jesus talked about, our faith will never change.

Strong faith is about doing, not just knowing.

A P P L I C AT I O N

The people who develop an adult faith are people who learn to hear and then put into practice.

Ask yourself: “Am I doing the things I have learned? Am I even trying? Or have I been fooled into thinking that knowing is enough?”

Practice makes our faith more real.

L A N D I N G

God’s desire is to have a relationship between you and Him, and for you to develop a real, life growing faith that leads you to know Him better.


Group Questions:

Q1: What’s one thing your mom, dad, or guardian still does for you that you know you could do on your own?

Q2: Some people know better but don’t do better. How have you seen that lead to problems?

Q3: What do you think it means to grow in your faith?

Q4: What are some reasons we don’t make growing in our faith a priority?

Q5: Jesus said, “Everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.” What’s an example of something you’ve heard or read in the Bible, but have not done yet?

Q6: Growing your faith might be easier than you think. What’s one thing you would like to start doing this week to help you grow your faith?

Try this: Text your small group to let them know a win you had doing your “one thing” this week.


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