Undomesticating God Session Five Video and Show Notes

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PART 1

 

PART 2

Show Notes:

Fear and Anxiety

Study guide questions: https://holyjustlove.com/2020/03/15/undomesticating-god-session-5/

Please join us for our weekly devotional and discussion on YouVersion. It is called “Growing in Holiness” by R.C. Sproul. Here is the link.

https://bible.com/p/24602807/d05f20fd54643282d9dfda7d5767543d

  

Talking Notes:

Fear and anxiety are a tool to heighten your sanctification. Sanctification starts with love, is sharpened by discipline, and is sparked by God’s mercy and grace.

Sanctification, the process of becoming more like Jesus, is shown in two ways: how we honor and bring glory to God with all that we are, and how we love others.

How are you loving others through this uncertain time? Are you focusing on yourself and your needs or are you loving others well?

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is…

  • Patient
  • Kind

The Eight Nots

  • Not envy (inward focused)
  • Not boast (inward focused)
  • Not arrogant (inward focused)
  • Not rude (outward focused)
  • Not insist on own way (outward focused)
  • Not irritable (outward focused)
  • Not resentful
  • Not happy about wrongdoing

Positive Mindset

  • Happy with truth
  • Bears (supports)
  • Believes
  • Hopes
  • Endured all things

 

Discipline

Discipline sharpens us. It is a form of God’s love for us. He disciplines His kids.

Forms of God’s discipline?

It depends on who it is. I only have one child, but as a teacher I knew some kids needed gentle discipline with clear instructions while others needed firm discipline with clear consequence. If you have multiple children you know of each of your own children respond differently to various forms of discipline.

How does God discipline you in clear and unmistakable ways? Do you understand how it is a form of love that helps you grow in sanctification?

God’s glory is a perfect balance of His wrath and love. Through Jesus we are given mercy instead of the deserved wrath of God. Because of the outpouring of God’s love we also get an abundance of gifts through His grace in the form of love. We get all the riches of eternity with God.

Undomesticating God Session 5

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WEEK FIVE

If you do not have the book yet, you may buy the set (Book, Study Guide, and Prayer Journal on Amazon or the individual book at www.31oils.com/UndomesticatingGod

Attend the live Week 5 session at 2pm pacific (5pm eastern) on Sunday March 15, 2020 at http://www.facebook.com/JenOSullivanAuthor or catch the replay that will be loaded to this site after.

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Instructions: Read through chapters 11, 12, 13, and 14 and answer the following questions. Be prepared to discuss the questions in your week five group meeting.

CHAPTER 11: Sanctification

1. Describe the process of sanctification in your own words.

2. List one or two ways God has been working on you in the past year. In what areas have you grown since last year at this time?

3. What are some excuses you’ve used to not share Jesus?

4. Visit http://www.sharetheumbrella.com and watch the short video.

What are some ways you can start practicing sharing Jesus?

5. In what area have you lied to yourself to justify a sin?

6. How do sin and distractions play a role in our sanctification?

7. What areas would you like to work on to improve your growth?

CHAPTER 12: Love

8. Take a moment to look at the following scripture and replace the word love with your name.

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

(1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV)

(YOUR NAME HERE)

____________________ is patient

____________________ is kind

____________________ does not envy

____________________ does not boast

____________________ is not arrogant

____________________ is not rude

____________________ does not insist on his/her own way

____________________ is not irritable

____________________ is not resentful

____________________ does not rejoice at wrongdoing

____________________ rejoices with the truth

____________________ bears all things

____________________ believes all things

____________________ hopes all things

____________________ endures all things

 

9. Where do you spend most of your free time?

10. Where do you spend any extra cash you have?

11. What is one area of your life that you can take time away from to give back to God?

Pray: Take a moment right now to get on your knees and pray. Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you with the ability to love others well. Ask Jesus to guide you as you learn to fall in love with God and reading His Word. Ask God to reveal Himself to you and to draw you close to Him.

 

CHAPTER 13: Discipline

12. Do you feel God disciplines you in clear, unmistakable ways, or is it a gentle nudge in the right direction?

13. Describe a time when you felt God was disciplining you.

14. In what ways is discipline a form of love?

15. What areas of this chapter were confusing to you or you have questions about? Share this with your group.

CHAPTER 14: Mercy and Grace

16. How does giving a child a reward, rather than punishment help to show what mercy and grace are about? Isn’t that counter-intuitive and could it teach a child that he or she can get away with things? Why or why not?

17. In your own words, what is mercy?

18. In your own words, what is grace?

19. How is mercy and grace part of God’s glory?

20. How hard is it for you to give someone mercy when they have wronged you? Have you ever been able to do something nice for someone who has wronged you?

Individual and Group prayer for the week:

Pray for God to convict you to live each moment for Him. Pray that the Holy Spirit would teach you to take captive your thoughts and actions. Ask that God would clearly give you evidence of your salvation as you work through the rest of this book.

Verse to memorize this week:

“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”

(2 Corinthians 5:20 ESV)

Verse to meditate on this week:

“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,” (Philippians 2:12 ESV)

Undomesticating God Week 4 Video and Show Notes

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SHOW NOTES:

Book Winners

Maria Sandoval

Jen Sadler Krauss

Donna Lynne Tomak

Group Devotional: Download the free YouVersion app. Then click this link or search for “Faith Is For Weak People By Ray Comfort”

https://bible.com/p/24332689/f695818a28870256418b80de9da23523

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Sharing the Gospel.

What motivates us or keeps us unmotivated?

Obedience is key! Just because you do not want to, do it out of obedience and you will be blessed!

How to get the conversation started:

Easy opening: “Do you think there is an afterlife?”

Follow up 1: “Are you going to make it to Heaven? Are you a good person?”

Follow up 2:  “Can we take a look through the 10 Commandments?”

The Gospel or “Good News”

The Basics of the Gospel Message

GOD = CREATOR

God is the Creator of everything and everyone

He is the Creator, so He has a right to us as His creatures

God is holy

He is set apart; clean and pure

God created humanity to be holy too

MAN = SIN

Adam and Eve sinned by desiring to be god of themselves

Selfishness and pride entered into our hearts through this original sin and is why we now have a sin nature

Humanity is no longer holy; no longer clean and pure

This unholiness and sin separates us from God

GOD = JUST

God is just; sinners deserve to be punished for this disobedience

A price must be paid; reconciliation to God only happens when the price is paid

GOD = LOVE (through Jesus)

God is loving; God loves us so much that He sent His only son Jesus to come down to be the sacrifice

Jesus lived a perfect life, the life humans were supposed to live but didn’t, and died an undeserved death, the death we deserved but mercifully will not have to endure if we believe in Jesus

Jesus paid the final price and then rose from the dead

HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit will convict His children of their sin

Conversion is when a person turns from their sins and trusts in Jesus alone

MAN = Turn and Trust / Repent and Have Faith

This means putting your whole life in the hands of Jesus. You are to follow Him!

ROAMAN’S ROAD

The Traditional Romans Road to Salvation

Main Message

John 3:16 ESV

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

The Problem of Sin

Romans 3:23 ESV

“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”

Romans 3:10-18 ESV

“as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one. Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive. The venom of asps is under their lips. Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness. Their feet are swift to shed blood; in their paths are ruin and misery, and the way of peace they have not known. There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

The Punishment

Romans 6:23 ESV

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

The Payment

Romans 5:8 ESV

“but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

The Response

Romans 10:9-10 ESV

“because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.”

Romans 10:13 ESV

“For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

The Reconciliation

Romans 5:1 ESV

“Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The Guarantee

Romans 8:1-2 ESV

“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.”

The Promise

Romans 8:35-39 ESV

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Missing Peace

The Personal Sacrifice

Romans 6:1-2 ESV

“What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?”

Romans 12:1-2 ESV

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

Three other verses that are important to the gospel outside of the book of Romans are:

The Repentance of Sins

1 John 1:9 ESV

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Acts 3:19 ESV

“Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out.”

The New Life in Christ

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”

LORDSHIP SALVATION

Latch-key kid

God is omniscient.

The really dedicated Christian. All-in Christian.
Community Christian.

Homework: Read all of 1 John

Join us for the daily devotional to work out your own sanctification!

Click this link or search for “Faith Is For Weak People By Ray Comfort”

https://bible.com/p/24332689/f695818a28870256418b80de9da23523

Undomesticating God – Week 4 Study Guide Questions

Screen Shot 2020-03-08 at 1.32.01 PMWEEK FOUR

If you do not have the book yet, you may buy the set (Book, Study Guide, and Prayer Journal on Amazon or the individual book at www.31oils.com/UndomesticatingGod

Attend the live Week 4 session at 2pm pacific (5pm eastern) on Sunday March 8, 2020 at http://www.facebook.com/JenOSullivanAuthor or catch the replay that will be loaded to this site after.

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Instructions: Read through chapters 9 and 10 and answer the following questions. Be prepared to discuss the questions in your week four group meeting.

Note: Work diligently on this chapter. Make sure you are fully committed to understanding, knowing, and able to share, in your own words, the true Gospel Message according to Jesus.

CHAPTER 9: The Gospel Message

1. In as few words as possible, define the gospel?

2. What do you think the difference is between a Christian by tradition verses a Christian by faith?

3. Define conversion: address who, what, when, and proof. In these terms, discuss the Biblical support for, or challenges against as it relates to early childhood conversion.

4. Easy-believism validates “Christian by tradition” as true faith.  Have you held any of the beliefs bullet pointed in this chapter as true doctrine? Which, if any, challenge you most and why?

5. Share in your own words what Lordship salvation means.

6. Try writing out the gospel message in your own words using “The Basics of the Gospel Message” outline. Make sure to pull in Bible verses to back up the message. Feel free to use verses from the book or other verses from the Bible. Use extra paper if needed.

7. What part of the gospel message is missing from the Roman’s Road to Salvation? Why do you think people leave that part out?

 

CHAPTER 10: Lordship Salvation

8. Considering the attributes of God, what words, actions, or schedule changes would you make if He were in front of you 24/7?

9. What is God’s expectation of His followers concerning sin?  Use Biblical references. How does this information shape your understanding of Christian freedom?

10. What does it mean to “count the cost” of salvation? Isn’t salvation a free gift? Explain this possible dichotomy.

11. Share a time in your life when God sharpened you.

12. How did the sharpening affect your sanctification?

13. In what ways could Lordship salvation be a slippery slope to works based salvation?

Read James 2:14-26

14. What is the point James is making regarding works and faith?

15. Do you feel that some people are more “Christian” than others?  Is this a Biblical idea, or a cultural idea?  Explain and discuss.

Read the five chapters of 1 John

16. Were you convicted when you read 1 John? What parts in particular stood out to you?

 

Individual and Group prayer for the week:

Pray that God would help you fully grasp His redemptive plan.
Ask that the Holy Spirit would fill you with wisdom and understanding so that you can learn the message and be able to share it.

Extra Credit Homework:

Consider partnering up with a person in your small group to practice sharing the gospel with each other.
Consider going out in groups to share the gospel in a public place such as a bus ride, a town center, or mall. Find like-minded people. An example would be a playground where you bring your child and are able to strike up a conversation with another mom. Go to a different neighborhood to take the pressure off.

Verse to memorize this week:

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:1-2 ESV)

Verse to meditate on this week:

“What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?” (Romans 6:1-2 ESV)

Undomesticating God Week 3 Video

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Week 3 Book Club

Show notes:

To get the book and free resources head over to www.31oils.com/UGfree
For a chance to win a free book, post a 5 star written Amazon review and then post proof of it here: http://tinyurl.com/ugbookreview

Join the daily reading plan Pursuit of God By A.W. Tozer

Download the YouVersion Bible app and click this link to join our group discussion.
https://bible.com/p/241081…/d577e0bd741327de0e24bf36754708ad

If you want a more in depth study on the Doctrines of Grace, join this reading plan with me this week: https://bible.com/p/241049…/f99442d765002fa93ee7a0a3292d964c

Undomesticating God Week 3 Study Guide

Screen Shot 2020-02-25 at 1.02.12 PMWEEK THREE – BOOK CLUB
If you do not have the book yet, you may buy the set (Book, Study Guide, and Prayer Journal on Amazon or the individual book at www.31oils.com/UndomesticatingGod

Attend the live Week 3 session at 2pm PST on Sunday March 1, 2020 at http://www.facebook.com/JenOSullivanAuthor or catch the replay that will be loaded to this site after.
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Instructions: Read through chapters 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 and answer the following questions. 

CHAPTER 3: Proof of Life

1. How good of a person do you feel compared to those around you?

2. Do you feel it is wrong to question your faith? Why or why not?

3. Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?

“I am 100% confident that if I died today, I would go to Heaven.”

Individual Prayer:

Please stop and pray to God. Ask Him to reveal Himself to you and to give you peace, clarity, and a teachable spirit.

CHAPTER 4: Ticket to Heaven

4. Look up Universal Reconciliation and write out what it means.

5. Give Biblical proof to refute Universal Reconciliation.

6. Look up Romans 10:9, Romans 10:13, and James 2:19. What are your thoughts on these three verses and how they relate to each other. Why would James 2:19 be linked to the two Romans verses?

7. What do you think free will means?

8. Which of the three parables in the book helped in your understanding most? The airplane trip, the thief/murderer, or the pet rabbit?

9. Which parable was the most confusing and why?

10. Do you often ask why some are saved and others are not?

Read all of Genesis 7 and Matthew 24:38-39.

Then read all of Romans 9.

11. How are you able to reconcile Romans 9:20-24?

CHAPTER 5: God’s Sovereignty

12. Do you believe God is sovereign; that He created everything and has control over everything? If yes, explain why.

Consider this statement:

“Everything that happens must at least happen by his permission. If he permits something, then he must decide to allow it. If he decides to allow something, then in a sense he is foreordaining it. Who, among Christians, would argue that God could not stop something in this world from happening? If God so desires, he has the power to stop the whole world. To say that God foreordains all that comes to pass is simply to say that God is sovereign over his entire creation. If something could come to pass apart from his sovereign permission, then that which came to pass would frustrate his sovereignty. If God refused to permit something to happen and it happened anyway, then whatever caused it to happen would have more authority and power than God himself. If there is any part of creation outside of Gods sovereignty, then God is simply not sovereign. If God is not sovereign, then God is not God.” – R.C. Sproul “Chosen by God”

13. What is the main point of the above quote from R.C. Sproul?

14. Is your view of God changing or being challenged? If yes, share in what ways.

CHAPTER 6: The Holy Spirit at Work

Read all of John 16 to gain context of John 16:7-14.

“Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.” (John 16:7-14 ESV)

15. Who is the Helper and what is His role?

Read Matthew 5:17-48

16. How did Jesus up the stakes when it comes to our view of sin?

17. What is the difference between human conviction and spiritual conviction?

CHAPTER 7: The Bible

18. What are some points of proof that the Bible is true?

19. What is the difference between deductive and inductive Bible study? Do you feel one way is better than the other? Why?

20. What is expository preaching?

21. Is your pastor an expository preacher? If he is or if he isn’t, take a moment to email him or ask him at church why or why not. He will have an opinion on this matter and it is your job to find out what he believes.

CHAPTER 8: The Question of Evil

22. What do you think it means to steal God’s identity?

23. What are some examples of idolatry?

24. Why do bad things happen to good people?

25. If God is the source of all things, why is He not the source of evil? In other words, what is evil? What is its source?

26. What are four potential reasons bad things happen to us?

27. Describe a time in your life where you felt God pruning you.

28. Describe a time that God disciplined you.

29. Describe a time in your life when you reaped what you sowed based on your own foolish choices.

30. Describe a time in your life that was extremely difficult that you still do not have answers for and perhaps never will.

31. Listen to Laura Story’s song called “Blessings”. What line stands out to you the most?

 

Individual and Group prayer for the week:

Ask God for clarity on your own salvation. Ask for a filling of the Holy Spirit and a renewal of your faith. Pray for your friends who are working through this book with you, that they would find clarity and will be blessed this week for seeking God’s will.

Verse to memorize this week:

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16 ESV)

Verses to meditate on this week:

“Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” (Luke 22:42 ESV)

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” (Philippians 4:6 ESV)

“for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” (Matthew 6:8b ESV)

Undomesticating God Week 2 Video

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Show notes:

Week 2 – Undomesticating God

For the full questions go here: https://holyjustlove.com/2020/02/23/undomesticating-god-week-two/

Chapter 1: The Domesticated God

How do you picture God?

What does God think of you?

What do you think Heaven will be like?

What Lies does the devil tell us to distract us?

Modern day distractions: cell phones, medications, sickness, obesity

Chapter 2: The Art of Deception

Art of Deception, what does that mean?

Veracity of Jesus: men do not die for a lie!

HOMEWORK: Do some research on Joel Osteen, Benny Hinn, Joyce Meyer, Sarah Young. Are they false teachers? Do they teach true biblical theology?

Galatians 1:8-9 (ESV) “But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.”

James 3:1 (ESV) “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.”

How does your own church compare to what the Bible says about how we should gather? Did Jesus make his messages easy or hard? Is your church a feel good church with an overproduced show? Is that a bad thing?

The most important thing is to glorify God. Not man, not the band, not each other, and definitely not yourself.

Feel free to share your thoughts and questions below in the comments!

Undomesticating God Week Two

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WEEK TWO – BOOK CLUB
Attend the live session at 2pm PST on Sunday February 23, 2020 at http://www.facebook.com/JenOSullivanAuthor or catch the replay that will be loaded to this site after.
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Instructions: Read through chapters 1 and 2 of the Undomesticating God book and answer the following questions. Be prepared to discuss the questions in your week two group meeting.

CHAPTER 1: The Domesticated God

1. What does the word domesticate mean as it applies to God, His person, His Word, and His plan?

2. What is your current view of God? How do you picture Him?

3. What do you think God thinks about when He considers you?

4. What do you think Heaven will be like?

5. Describe what you think it will be like when you see God/Jesus for the first time.

6. List some examples from the Bible that reveal what it may be like when we are face to face with God.

7. Do you feel like you please God?

8. Do you feel loved by God?

9. What do you think are some of the lies the devil tells us?

10. What specific lies do you think he tells you?

11. What are some modern-day distractions the devil could be using to keep unsaved kids and adults from Jesus?

12. What are some of the distractions the devil has put in our way, as Christians, to keep us from our best walk with Jesus?

CHAPTER 2: The Art of Deception

13. What do you think the author meant when she said the “art of deception”?

14. What does our culture claim as true that God claims as untrue?

15. Give some examples of truth in our world?

16. List some ways in which Jesus and His life have been verified.

17. Can a person believe in God by looking at a rose or at their hand? Why or why not?

18. What was your initial feeling regarding the author’s concerns for the teaching of Joel Osteen and Benny Hinn?

19. Have you ever examined the faith of your pastor?  Should you?  How can you be sure they are leading and teaching you God’s truth? Consider the below verses as you discuss.

Read the following and please read the full passage in the Bible to check the context of each.

“But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.” (2 Peter 2:1-3 ESV)

“For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.” (2 Corinthians 11:13-15 ESV)

“For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect.” (Mark 13:22 ESV)

 

Read Galatians 1:8-9 (ESV) “But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.”

20. How do you think God feels about false teaching?

Read 2 Timothy 4:3 (ESV) “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions”

21. Take an honest and hard look at the past four church services you have attended where your pastor preached. Go back to your notes and list what the topics were and what your main take-away was.

22. Were you interested in what your pastor had to say and did you feel good after the message? Did he give you sound advice on how to be a better person, or did you leave feeling convicted with a desire to spread the gospel to others and sacrifice your comforts for the good of the Cross?

23. How can you know for sure if a person is teaching false truths?

24. List some areas in which your church is bearing good fruit.

25. Where do you feel is the fine line between wanting to make the church attractive to non-believers and going overboard in making the whole thing a slick “ear-tickling” production?

Individual and Group prayer for the week:

Pray that God would protect your heart, mind, and body from evil and from any plans Satan has to distract you. Pray that God would help grow your faith. Ask God to fill you with His Spirit and ask for wisdom to discern His will.

Verse to memorize this week:

“For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions” (2 Timothy 4:3 ESV)

Verse to meditate on this week:

“For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect.” (Mark 13:22 ESV)

Undomesticating God Session 1 with Show Notes

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Show Notes for Week 1:

Consider this scenario: You’re hiking with your husband and your kid. There is a sharp drop off to the right. Some rocks slip and your husband and kid start to fall. You are able to grab both of their hands. They are now both hanging below you as you struggle to pull them both back up. You only have the strength to pull one of them back to safety or all will perish. What do you do?

Study Guide Questions:

1. What are the things outside of your normal bills that you like to spend your money on? Clothing, vacation, your kids? Take a quick look at your hobbies and pleasures in life that cost money and jot those down.

2. Would you consider yourself to be a people-pleaser? Why?

3. Do you find some of your value in helping others?

4. How do you feel when someone won’t let you help them?

5. Describe the last time you allowed someone to help you?

6. How did it make you feel to let someone help you?

7. How do you think it made the person who helped you feel?

8. Describe Generation Z? Do you know any?

9. How do you think God feels about Generation Z?

10. Share a time in your life when you got lost as a child? Describe how you felt.

11. Describe how you felt once you were found.

12. What main points stood out to you from Jen’s Testimony?

13. What do you think “fruits of salvation” means?

 

Read Matthew 7:21-23 ESV

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘‘Lord, Lord,’’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’’ And then will I declare to them, ‘‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’’

14. Share your thoughts on Matthew 7:21-23 above.

Read all of Luke 5:1-11
1 On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, 10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” 11 And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.

15. Why do you think Simon (Peter) wanted Jesus to go away from him in verse 8?

16. What specifically caused Simon to realize Jesus is God?

17. What was their response to Jesus in verse 11? What exactly did they leave behind?

Imagine you come into a huge inheritance. Or let’s say you get a massive promotion.

18. Would you be able to walk away from everything, including a financial windfall, like they did? Why or why not?

Individual and Group prayer for the week:
Pray that God would help you to understand His will for your life rather than yours. Ask God to provide clarity in hard situations. Ask that He would give you mercy and that you would find grace. Pray that God would fill you with the Holy Spirit and help you to be calm.

Verse to memorize this week:
“I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes!” (Romans 1:16 ESV)

Verses to meditate on this week:
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘‘Lord, Lord,’’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’’ And then will I declare to them, ‘‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’’ (Matthew 7:21-23 ESV)

NEXT WEEK:

The Book Club Session Two is on February 23, 2020 at 2pm pacific (3pm mountain, 4pm central, 5pm eastern) on my author page: www.facebook.com/jenosullivanauthor

I hope you can join us! You do not need to have the book to follow along. This is an 8 week series that you can also catch the replays on Facebook or here on my website: http://www.holyjustlove.com
Get more info about this book at: www.31oils.com/UGfree
Week 1 Book winner: Lisa Stockman
To enter for next weeks drawing post your Amazon book review on the title image of this page here: https://tinyurl.com/UGbookreview
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Book Club Session 1 Preview

Screen Shot 2020-02-16 at 8.08.50 AMThe Book Club Session One is today at 2pm pacific (3pm mountain, 4pm central, 5pm eastern) here on my author page: www.facebook.com/jenosullivanauthor
I hope you can join us! You do not need to have the book to follow along. This is an 8 week series that you can also catch the replays on Facebook or on my website: http://www.holyjustlove.com
See you today at 2pm PST!
 
Here are some of the study guide questions if you do not have it so you can get a little prepared for today. You can download the first few chapters at www.31oils.com/UGfree
 
SESSION ONE (Introduction Questions)
 
1. What are the things outside of your normal bills that you like to spend your money on? Clothing, vacation, your kids? Take a quick look at your hobbies and pleasures in life that cost money and jot those down.
 
2. Would you consider yourself to be a people-pleaser? Why?
 
3. Do you find some of your value in helping others?
 
4. How do you feel when someone won’t let you help them?
 
5. Describe the last time you allowed someone to help you?
 
6. How did it make you feel to let someone help you?
 
7. How do you think it made the person who helped you feel?
 
8. Describe Generation Z? Do you know any?
 
9. How do you think God feels about Generation Z?
 
10. Share a time in your life when you got lost as a child? Describe how you felt.
 
11. Describe how you felt once you were found.