Hebrews 6:12 (NIV)
12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.
PREPARING OUR HEARTS
Almighty and most merciful Father,
we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep.
we have followed too much the deceits and desires of our own hearts.
we have offended against your holy laws.
we have left undone those things which we ought to have done,
and we have done those things which we ought not to have done;
and apart from your grace, there is no health in us.
O Lord, have mercy upon us.
Spare those who confess their faults.
Restore those who are penitent,
according to your promises declared to all people in Christ Jesus our Lord;
And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake,
that we may now live a godly, righteous, and sober life,
to the glory of your holy Name. Amen.
Silence: 2 minutes
Message: Whose Faith Are you Following?
Bible Study Questions
Who is the most influential spiritual leader in your life right now? Have you ever taken the time to let that leader know that you appreciate him or her?
What have you done to establish a relationship with that leader? Write down ideas regarding what you can do to strengthen your relationship with him or her.
What in particular do you respect about this leader, and what fruit is demonstrated in his life that you want to see reproduced in your life? Take the time to really think about this question and write down your answers.