Submission or Success
Passage: 1 Samuel 17:55–18:5
Consider Jonathan's position as the son of a king. What does he have to lose in submitting to David? What does he have to gain?
Where are you tempted to preserve your reputation, successes, or identity rather than lay it at the feet of Jesus?
Read Matthew 16:21-28. Why does Peter get rebuked? What does it mean to "deny yourself"? When does Jesus say there is true "gain"?
Spend some time praying Colossians 1:9-10 for our children's ministry, equipping classes, and the spiritual health of our church.