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What disqualifies us from making heaven? Did God actually write a list?

What disqualifies us from making heaven? Did God actually write a list?

January 9, 2022
by
Craig Walker
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Key Scriptures

Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. Galatians 6:7-8

Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! 1 Corinthians 9:24

Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.

  • Have you thought about your life being a race with the ultimate prize at the end? If so, how do you think you are running it right now?

Start thinking. Ask a question to get your group thinking.

  • Galatians 5:19-21 talks about the sins that will keep us from inheriting the kingdom of heaven. How does that change how you view possible sin in your life now?

Start sharing. Choose a question to create openness.

  • Do you have a testimony of overcoming sin? How did you do it? How did that change your relationship with Christ?

Start praying. Be bold and pray with power.

“Lord, You are the one true God. You alone are the source of all the good in the world. Please forgive me of the sin in my life and help me overcome my fleshly desires. Help me wake up everyday on a mission to complete this race and to focus on your kingdom. In Jesus name, amen!”

Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.

  • Think about one change you can make in your life to help you focus on the Kingdom of God. This can be through starting the morning coming to the Lord and praying for strength and focus. Or maybe finding a friend or mentor that will help keep you accountable and keep you in top shape for the race that we are all in. And remember, you are not alone. GOD IS WITH YOU AND WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!
  • We all deal with sin. Some of the first steps to overcome that sin is to focus on Jesus and the ultimate prize, the Kingdom of God. Another way to overcome is accountability, finding someone you can be accountable to that already has a strong relationship with Jesus.

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