As believers, we have the opportunity to host the most important guest in the universe, the Holy Spirit. Do our lives reflect His importance to us? When we encounter His gentle convictions do we disregard them? Throw them away as unimportant? Or do we pick them up and choose to see them as an opportunity to build ourselves into better vessels for the kingdom?

Connection Point:

Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it (Matthew 7:12-14 NKJV).

Connection Questions:

  1. Why was Mark 15:34, left in its original translation?
  2. What two things had to happen for Jesus to die?
  3. What protects us from dying spiritually?
  4. What happens inwardly when you get in the Lord’s presence?
  5. Why is it a dangerous place to not feel conviction?

Conclusion/Call to Action:

The path may be narrow and sometimes difficult to maneuver, but it’s clear-cut and full of fulfillment and adventure. The standard we live by is not to limit us, but to allow us to live out our God-given purposes! It may be uncommon, but things of true value typically are. There is great luxury that comes in walking in truth, and once you experience the real-deal, it’s near impossible to settle for anything less.