Sermon Guide

Jesus Is Enough

January 8, 2023
Dr. Allen Holmes

Key Passage: “The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need.” Psalm 23:1 NLT

In order to resolve the discontentment in our lives, we must let Jesus shepherd us.

REVIEW: Jesus must be our first pursuit.

  • READ: Matthew 6:33 “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”
  • ‭‭DISCUSS: Where do you feel the least content in life right now? Or: what do you tend to complain the most about?

REVIEW: Jesus must be our sole shepherd and guidance.

  • READ: Philippians 4:11-13 “Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”
  • ‭‭DISCUSS: What tends to lead (or most heavily influence) your life outside of God?

REVIEW: Fasting preserves our pursuit and desire for God and our satisfaction with Him.

  • READ: Matthew 9:16-17 “Besides, who would patch old clothing with new cloth? For the new patch would shrink and rip away from the old cloth, leaving an even bigger tear than before. And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the old skins would burst from the pressure, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New wine is stored in new wineskins so that both are preserved.”
  • ‭‭DISCUSS: What do you hope to experience or establish through our 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting? How will you engage with God more specifically during this season so that can happen?


What else did you get out of the sermon this week? What actions or next steps can you take to start applying it to your life?


Pray for the courage to surrender everything to God, the desire to pursue Jesus more deeply, and the faith to fast and pray during the 21 Days.

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