Soul Care: Live FULL to fully live.
Ephesians 3:17b-19 NIV
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
FIVE THINGS JESUS DID TO CARE FOR HIS SOUL:
1. Nourish: Jesus took time to eat and drink.
2. Rest: Jesus took the time to rest.
3. Connect: Jesus made time for life-giving relationships.
4. Protect: Jesus set important boundaries and protected his relationship with the Father.
5. Enjoy: Jesus took the time to celebrate and enjoy the life He’d been given.
Luke 22:8 NIV
8 Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.”
COMMUNITY GROUP MEETING OUTLINE
Where your faith intersects with real life!
Each person shares a recent high and low from their life.
Use the following questions to explore what God may be saying to you through this message.
Big Idea: Live FULL to fully live.
Choose one or two questions for your group to discuss as time allows.
▶ What kinds of activities or connections fill you up?
▶ Read Ephesians 3:17. On the scale of 1-10, how full do you feel right now? What are some signs you are feeling empty?
▶ What are some false beliefs, hurts, or lies that can lead people to living an empty life?
Spend a moment in silence to consider your response, then share your decision with the group.
Read Matthew 16:26. Debra shared 5 things Jesus did to care for his soul. Nourish, Rest, Connect, Protect and Enjoy. (See notes for definitions.) Which of these are you doing well in and which could use some investment? What will you do to fill your soul?
Thank God for the highs shared and lift up the lows.
Read 1 Peter 2:25. Ask the Lord to reveal areas of our lives where we are empty, and to help us get to the root of what motivates us to live the way we’re living. Then ask him to shine a light on how he wants us to care for our souls so that we can continue to pour out to others.