Sermon Discussion: 4-28-24

How To Love God | Part 1 | With All My Heart

Gathering Prayer. 

Father, by Your Spirit, please guide us into all truth. Help us to hear and be attentive to Your voice as we work through this study. In the name of Jesus, Your Son, we pray, Amen. 

Opening Questions

  • What stood out to you in the sermon? 
  • What insights did you gain? 
  • What questions did it raise?

Mark 12:30

  • Dallas Willard writes, “Our heart is our will…the center of our being from which our life flows. It gives orientation to everything we do” (Divine Conspiracy). 
  • How would you define “heart”? 
  • What do popular sayings like “follow your heart” reveal about how our culture views our hearts? 

Set Your Heart | Read Colossians 3:1-17

  • How would you summarize this passage?
  • What is the relationship between setting our hearts on Christ and putting to death the old life (Col. 3:5) and clothing ourselves with Christ (Col. 3:12)?
  • What does it mean for you to “set your heart on things above”? What are some practical ways you seek to set your heart on Christ?
  • If you consistently “set your heart on things above”, how would your life be different?
  • Reflecting on your own life, what has your heart been set on recently? 

Put into Practice

  • Which spiritual practices have been most helpful for you in cultivating a heart that desires God?
  • What is something you can put into practice this week that might help you set your heart on Christ?

Closing Prayer.