Grace PrayerBy God's grace, I desire to year God's invitation to wholeness and fullness for this year
Prayer of GratitudeTake a few minutes to consider the past week and then do a prayer of thanksgiving together for the things that stirs in your hearts. Use whichever prayer method you desire (small groups, silence, larger group, written down, etc)
Where in the past week did you sense God’s involvement or closeness?
Where in the past week did you sense God’s absence or felt disconnected?
Taking it Deeper
- What do you remember about last week?
- Is there any new insight you’ve gathered during the rest of the week regarding the topic of our discussion?
- How did you experience the exercise?
We Re- Read: Ephesians 4:17-24, Luke 5:36-39, Philippians 1:6
Ephesians 4:17-24 – So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longerlive as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of Godbecause of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed. That, however, is not the way of life you learned when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Luke 5:36-39 – He told them this parable: “No one tears a piece out of a new garment to patch an old one. Otherwise, they will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old. And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins. And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for they say, ‘The old is better.’”
Philippians 1:6 – being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Reflection QuestionsWhat does it mean to you that God can make things new? What lesson/work/promise would you like God to bring into completion in your life? What are some of the new practical disciplines/habits that you’d like to establish this year?
Training ExerciseConsider what stirred you regarding this week’s content and decide on your own exercise for the week
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