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Identity in Christ Lessons 6-10 Quest
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What is the root cause of busyness?
The unhealthy pursuit of significance in life
According to Mark Labberton, what is the purpose of time?
Time is God's gift for being and doing what matters
According to Henri Nouwen what is the "great paradox of our time"?
Many of us are busy and bored at the same time
What do the examples of David, Paul, and Jesus illustrate?
Character is former over time not overnight
Summarize the 3 tenses of sanctification
1. Past: I have been saved
2. Present: I am being saved
3. Future: I will be saved
The security of my relationship with my Heavenly Father depends on Jesus (my high priest) but the intimacy of my fellowship with my Heavenly Father depends on my obedience.
3 faith concepts:
1. Faith depends on its object
Everyone lives by faith. The issue is what or who you believe in. You can't have faith in faith.
3 faith concepts:
2. How much faith you have depends on how well you know the object of your faith
• when we struggle w/ our faith it's not b/c God is insufficient or has failed us; it's because we have a misunderstanding of him and his ways
• if we want our faith in God to increase then our knowledge of him and his ways must increase
• little knowledge = little faith; much knowledge = much faith
3 faith concepts:
3. Faith is an action word (a verb)
You can have faith w/o actions
If you believe hard enough it will become true
Believing something doesn't make it true as not believing something doesn't make it false
We are not called to just believe positive thoughts; we are called to think the truth
The church IS an infirmary where sick people go
The church HAS an infirmary but the church IS a military outpost
When your walk of faith is strong, God loves you
When your walk of faith is weak, God loves you
God's love and acceptance are unconditional
God's love for you is the great eternal constant in the midst of inconsistencies of your daily walk
If you are a new creation in Christ, why do you still think and feel the same way you did before?
Everything you learned before you knew Christ is still programmed in your memory
Answer the following question: "why do you need the nature of Christ within you?"
So you can be like Christ not just act like him. He made us partakers of his nature so that we can actually be like him. You don't become a Christian by acting like one, you are not on a performance basis with God.
Your Christian walk is a direct result of what you believe
If your walk is off, you need to take a good look at what you believe
The longer you persist in a faulty belief system, the less fulfilling your daily walk of faith will be
You cannot NOT walk by faith
People may not always live what they profess, but they will always live what they believe
If your behavior is off, you need to correct what you believe
Signals a blocked goal
Signals an uncertain goL
Signals an impossible goal
Define a Godly goal
Any specific orientation that reflects God's purpose for my life whose fulfillment is not dependent on people or circumstances beyond my ability or right to control; God doesn't give us goals we can't achieve
Define a Godly desire
Any specific result whose fulfillment is dependent on the cooperation of other people, the success of events or favorable circumstances I have no right or ability to control; I can't base my success/worth on desires, no matter how Godly they may be, because I can't control their fulfillment
What is God's singular good and great goal for your life?
To increasingly reflect the character of his son in thought, word, and deed
Three primary sources Plan B thoughts are rooted in:
1. The world: hollow and deceptive philosophy based on human tradition
2. The flesh: when you were born again, you became a new person, but you brought with you into your new faith all the old Plan B habits and thought pattern
3. The devil: Ephesians 6:10-12, James 4:7, 1 Peter 5:8
attitudes and beliefs formed from long-term exposure to our environment. These attitudes/beliefs are assimilated into our mind over time
Typically an even or a happening that is burned into our mind due to its intensity, leaving significant, lasting impressions.
a mental habit pattern either assimilated into our mind over time (prevailing experience) or burned into our mind die to intensity (traumatic experience)
What is 1st frame thinking?
Temptation always comes by way of thought. If you don't take captive the initial thought, you will probably lose the battle to temptation. We have to practice threshold thinking
What is the danger of mulling over a tempting thought in your mind?
Your emotions will be affected and the likelihood of yielding to that temptation is increased. We cant directly control our feelings, but we can control what we think.
What is Satan's primary weapon and our primary defense against it?
Satan's primary weapon is the lie, our primary defense against him is the truth.
5 concepts involved in winning the battle for our minds
1. renew your mind
2. prepare your mind
3. remind your mind
4. cultivate a thankful mind
5. be responsible for your mind
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