The Shallows: Knock-Knock

Going deeper with God is not about trying harder. The key is simple and life-changing: Opening the doors we’ve shut to him.

Want to follow up on these concepts? Here are some great ideas flowing from the message.

  1. Curiosity or ignorance: Have you been chewing on an idea, realizing you don’t know much about something important to your faith or relationships, or wondering about how something works in regards to faith, prayer, worship, who God is, etc? That’s God knocking. Invite Jesus into that conversation.
  2. Have you been ignoring or resisting an ongoing sense that you really ought to stop doing something, start something, or do something? That’s God knocking. Invite him into the conversation and do what you’re supposed to do.
  3. Have you been ignoring an engine warning light in regards to ongoing emotional pain? Stop the denial… that’s God knocking. Invite him into that, start talking about it, and do what you need to do to address it.

Four Kinds of People

Jesus says there are four kinds of people in this world. Discover which type you are and how to become the kind that changes the world.

Want to follow up on these concepts? Here’s a great idea flowing from the message:

Read John 15:1-15. What parallels do you see between these verses and the parable of the soils? What does Jesus need to prune or cut away in your life to make you stronger and more fruitful? Talk to him. Listen to his Spirit’s leading. Then cut what he’s asking you to cut.