God Is All In
By Roger Lipe
Teams experience the best of sport when the whole team is “All In.” They are one and all fully committed to the team’s goals, to its coaching staff, and to each other. They are “All In” when they hold nothing in reserve and make sacrifices for the team. What would it look like for God to be “All In?”
- Tell about a team with which you competed that had an “All In” attitude.
- How did that team’s coaches and players demonstrate their commitment?
- How would you rate this team’s level of “All In” commitment on a 1-10 scale? (1 = shallow and selfish; 10 = All In)
- How would God prove that He’s “All In” with those He loves?
Romans 5:8 says, “But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us!”
- Why is it important that God proved His love for us while we were still rebellious toward Him?
- Why is Jesus the ultimate proof of God’s love for us?
- When did you first realize the love of God through Jesus’ death for you?
- How does Jesus’ sacrifice convince you of God’s love and commitment to you?
- How can you similarly demonstrate your “All In” commitment to your teammates?
- What might it cost you to be “All In” with your teammates?
- Are you willing to pay the price for such love and commitment?
- God’s example of “All In” commitment through Jesus is a powerful model for us.
- Let’s each commit ourselves to Jesus and receive His love and power to follow Him, to love our teammates, and to be “All In” with God for all of life.
- Let’s follow Jesus’ example and pay the price of love and commitment.
Memory Verse: “But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us!” (Romans 5:8)
Length 15 minutes