Monday, June 25, 2018

Developing Holy Grit - How Can I Know If God is Calling Me?

God gives us four powerful tools to help us discern His leading in our lives.

Hard Things I am Experiencing:
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Hard Things I Am Feeling Called To:
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My Hard Thing to Focus On This Month Is: ____________________

“How is God Here?”
Character traits God may be developing in me through this hard thing:

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How is this hard thing consistent with God’s work in my past and present?
How is this hard thing consistent with what Christian friends are telling me?
How is this hard thing consistent with God’s Word?
How does this hard thing give glory to God and bring benefit to others?

My next step:

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Who I am going to tell my hard thing to, so they can hold me accountable: ___________.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Holy Grit - Finding God in Hard Things

When a hard thing happens, ask "how is God here?"

Hard Things I am Experiencing:
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(and/ or)

Hard Things I Am Feeling Called To:
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My Hard Thing to Focus On This Month Is: _________________________________

“How is God Here?”
Character traits God may be developing in me through this hard thing:

_________________________________________________________________________________
How is this hard thing consistent with God’s work in my past and present?
How is this hard thing consistent with what Christian friends are telling me?
How is this hard thing consistent with God’s Word?
How does this hard thing give glory to God and bring benefit to others?

My next step:

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Who I am going to tell my hard thing to, so they can hold me accountable: ___________.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

When God Moves Your Fridge

Unexpected things happen in life. Will we respond in faith... or with something else?

Responding in Faith When Life is Unexpected

Think of a time God has, "moved your fridge," or something unexpected has happened in life. How did you react? Looking back, could you have responded with more faith?

Read Luke 1:26-56. What challenges did Mary face? What were her questions? How did she respond in faith?

Find another biblical example of a person choosing faith in the face of a challenge. How does this story help you respond in faith to challenges?

Monday, June 4, 2018

You Asked For It - Where Did God Come From?

Your questions. Honest, biblical answers.

Digging Deeper Into Bible Passages About the Nature of God:

  • God Is Beyond Time - 2 Peter 3:8, Psalm 90:2-4, 2 Timothy 1:9
  • God Knows Everything - Psalm 139, Jeremiah 1:5
  • God Created Everything - Genesis 1:1, John 1:1-3, Colossians 1:16, Hebrews 11:3
  • God Rules Over Creation - Psalm 115:3, 135:6, Isaiah 40, Job 38-42
  • God is Three-in-One - Deuteronomy 6:4, John 1:1, John 10:30


Questions to Discuss:

  • What does it mean to you that God is beyond time?
  • What does it mean to you that God knows everything? How is that thought comforting?
  • What does it mean to you that God is Three-in-One?
  • How does knowing God's eternal power affect how you relate to Him?
  • How does knowing God's love and closeness affect how you relate to Him?