Living With Clarity in a World Spinning Sideways
Sunday, July 7, 2019
(Special message by Rob Lundberg)
1.God calls us to PRESENT to the world a God that is MERCIFUL, and not a tyrant.
(Matthew 22:36-40; Matthew 16:24-26; Philippians 3:8; 1 John 5:3)
2.Our presentation is a bodily LIVING sacrifice toward our culture, boldly reflecting a life of HOLINESS and WORSHIP.
(Leviticus 1:3-17; Ephesians 1:4-7; Matthew 22:37)
3.With so many voices competing for our attention for us to CONFORM to the world, do not be the culture’s PLAY DOUGH.
(Genesis 3; 1 John 2:16)
4.We are commanded to live the TRANSFORMED life by RENEWING our minds daily.
(Romans 7:14-25; Galatians 5:17; 1 Corinthians 2:16)
5.As our minds are continually being transformed and renewed, we are to VERIFY and PROVE the good, acceptable and perfect will of God.
(1 John 5:3; 1 Thessalonians 5:18)
Taking it further to help you THRIVE...
1. Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged, or confused you?
2. When it comes to sharing your faith with an unbeliever, what roadblocks have you run into when talking about God with a friend or family member? What are your impressions on people’s views on God? What ways can you better equip yourself to engage people’s views of God, Jesus, and Christianity?
3. A definition of worship was given in the message: “Worship is the submission of all of our nature to God. It is the quickening of the conscience by his holiness; the nourishment of mind with his truth; the purifying of imagination by his beauty; the opening of the heart to his love; the surrender of will to his purpose—all this gathered up in adoration, the most selfless emotion of which our nature is capable.” How does this definition and Matthew 22:36-40 impact your view of worship?
4. Culture is seeking the attention of our families to conform to the world. In what areas have you found yourself tempted to conform to the culture? In what ways can we combat that temptation and lovingly communicate the gospel to those who need to turn from the same temptations?
5. The soul is made of the mind, the will and the emotions. In what ways can you see the mind involved in your worship? In what ways can you cultivate your mind in your walk with Christ?
6. Every person and religion has a meta-narrative (story) of the creation, the Fall, redemption and renewal. How can you take these and create a way to communicate the Good News to a loved one? Think of a person you know that you already have a rapport, and share with them this week. Go out and give ‘em Heaven!