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Mindset, Part 4: Finding Joy in Surrender
Archived – February 6, 2022
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Romans 12:1

Mindset, Part 4: Finding Joy in Surrender

February 6, 2022 / Brian Behrends, Creative Pastor / Romans 12:1

Minsdset Finding Joy in the Middle of God Knows What

Romans 12:1
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

Surrender your

Philippians 1:21–25
21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. 22 If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! 23 I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; 24 but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body. 25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith.

Surrender your

Luke 1:18–22
18 A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
       19 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. 20 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.’”
21 “All these I have kept since I was a boy,” he said.
22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

Luke 19:1–9a
Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. 3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.
       5 When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” 6 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
7 All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”
8 But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”
9 Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house…”

Surrender your

Luke 18:27
Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”

Surrender isn’t something you do .

Surrender isn’t something you do .

Surrender is something that happens .

Small Group Questions

  1. How would you define surrender? Do you have a positive association with that word or a negative one? Why is that?
  2. What’s one way you’ve made church or following Jesus about you?
  3. What area of your life (could be an attitude, preference, ideal, habit, person, etc.) has been hardest for you to let go of? Why do you think that is?
  4. What’s one simple way you can surrender to God this week?
  5. How can we pray for you right now and throughout the week?


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