B.12: Being a Disciple of Jesus and Putting Christ first in my life.

In what ways do you put Christ first in your life?
What things get in the way?

A Story

A businessman was exploring his faith and wanted to grow stronger. He had committed to follow Jesus as his savior and Lord but struggled with life decisions. His boss at work was demanding more of his time, which was costing his family and other relationships. It especially impacted his time with the Lord. He found himself valuing sports and money. His career was competing for his time.  This was having a negative impact on his faith. He was encouraged to remember that God wants to be first in his life. When this occurs in his value system, then there is spiritual alignment takes place. He wanted to know more scripture that would help him.

Digging Into The Bible

Galatians 2:20:

I am crucified with Christ.  It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.

Discussion & Discovery

  1. What does it mean to be crucified with Christ?
  2. How does it mean for Christ to live in me?
  3. How can I no longer live?
  4. What does it mean the life I now live in the flesh?
  5. What does living by faith require?
  6. How did Jesus love us and give his life for us?
  7. What does this all mean?

Application & Accountability

  1. What steps do I need to take to recognize that I have been crucified with Christ?
  2. How do we apply “I no longer live?”
  3. What can you do to make Christ lord over the areas of your life?
  4. Select an area in which he is not Lord. Explain how you can make him Lord.
  5. What steps can you take to put him first?
  6. When will you get started?
  7. Who will keep you accountable for this decision?



  1. How will you know this is a conviction?

Digging In Deeper

  1. What is the most important part of this lesson to you? Explain.
  2. How do you see applying aspects of this lesson to your life?
  3. When do you feel would be the best time to make that application?
  4. What do you hear the Lord speaking to you about this right now?

Similar Verses In The Bible

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