Upsetting The Apple Cart
1.Just because the ‘world’ calls something a WONDER doesn’t mean we should.
(Romans 6:11, 12:2, 16,18; Matthew 10:34-36; 1 Peter 4:3-4; 1 Peter 1:16; Hebrews 12:14; 2 Corinthians 7:1; 2 Timothy 2:21)
2.Our WORSHIP and allegiance to Jesus should upset the systems and economy of the WORLD.
(Acts 17:29; 1 Corinthians 8:4; Psalm 77:13, 115:1-5; Isaiah 40:25, 44:10; Jeremiah 10:3; 1 Samuel 2:2; Exodus 15:11)
3.The world wants to upset us with clamor, chaos, CONFUSION, and conspiracy. Resist this.
(Colossians 4:5-6; Ephesians 5:15-16; 1 Corinthians 14:33; John 14:1, 27; Isaiah 8:11-13; Galatians 1:7)
4.We don’t have to be so ANTI– this and that; just focus on being PRO-Jesus!
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.In what way(s) have the ‘wonders’ of the world wowed you a little too much? What should you do (if anything) about this?
3.Paul’s friends in high places certainly didn’t share his beliefs or worldview. What are the disadvantages and advantages of having friends like this?
4.How has the chaos and confusion of the world in which we live most affected you recently? What is necessary for gaining/maintaining a proper perspective?
5.In what ways have we (the Church) been too Anti- (you-name-it) and not Pro-Jesus enough? What is the danger in this?