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Reset 3


Today we are going to continue learning that when Christ resets my perspective, I’m free in Him.  

All Tied Up 

Let’s have a race, but first, let’s make things a little more interesting. Everyone take off your shoes. Half of you will have another person use your shoelaces to tie your shoes together. The other half will have your shoelaces untied (this includes anyone with slip-on or Velcro shoes).

On my command, everyone will put on their shoes and run to a pre-determined destination (flag pole, telephone pole, tree, basketball goal, etc.) and back to our location. The ones who had their laces tied together will have to undo their laces and tied their shoes before joining the race.

First one back wins!

Q: For those with untied shoelaces, how did it feel knowing you were freed up before the race started?

Q: For those with tied up shoes, how did it feel knowing you were going to have some work to do before you could join the race?

Q: What are some things that have been tying you up lately and making it more difficult for you to be freed up to do your best in sports and in life?

Let’s read the same passage we read last week, and we will see Peter start to be free.  

Luke 5:4-11 (ask if someone can read it out loud)

As Peter opened himself to the truth, he began a journey toward freedom from performance and an understanding of his new identity in Christ. It didn’t happen instantly, however, and he still made mistakes and had some hard lessons to learn. 

The same is true for you. When you catch the revelation of who Christ is and who you are in Christ, then you are free to be the person whom He created and called you to be. It isn’t about who you are and what you do. It’s about who He is and what He wants to do in you and through you. 

As Jesus taught His followers, “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32) 

There’s no better time than now to hit the reset button and allow yourself to start a journey of personal revelation of God’s truth.  Remember some of those truths we talked about last week: 

• God is the Creator of all things (GENESIS 1; COLOSSIANS 1:16). 

• Mankind sinned against God (GENESIS 3; ROMANS 3:23). 

• Sin separates you from God (ISAIAH 59:2). 

• God sent His only Son Jesus to Earth to die for your sin (JOHN 3:16). 

• Jesus defeated death through the resurrection (ACTS 2:24). 

• You can have eternal life through Jesus (JOHN 14:6). 

Q: What is something you want to be free from? (Ex. fear, pride, jealousy, anger, etc.)? 

Q: How might believing the fullness of God’s truth help you be free of those things that are holding you back from being the person He created and called you to be?

Let’s quickly review how to reset:

Be Still – slow, stop, and listen to God as He speaks to you.

Be Open – Allow His truth into your mind and heart and let it move you.

Be Free – As His truth moves you, let go of the things which hold you back.

Remember, if you want that freedom in Jesus, you must be able to listen to God and be open to His truth.  Then, you are free to reset.  

(Pray and break the huddle)