August

AUGUST
Please join me in making disciples:
F is for following.
F is for fishing … learning how to fish.
F is for fellowship … gathering people together to love one another.
I … is for Interesting. What do people find interesting?
I … is for Ideas. The best ideas from directly from Jesus. The letters in red.
I … is for Instructions. Our task is to obey the instructions, the commands of Jesus, and teach them to others.
S … is for sanctifying. Go through the rite of passage, Going on to perfection.
S … is for serving. Job, Volunteer, and Neighborhood.
S … is for submitting to the setting. What is needed here?

Carrying your cross … what it means.
A disciple has a cross … God’s plan for how they will serve.
God’s plan matches your SHAPE.
What is your shape?

07-Aug-2022 STAGE 3: SERVE WITH ME IN A SMALL GROUP (A Team has a Target.)
Carrying your cross … what it means.
A disciple has a cross … God’s plan for how they will serve.
God’s plan matches your SHAPE.
What is your shape?
The Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is dispair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

14-Aug-2022 8.2 God’s plan matches your SHAPE. What is your shape?
21-Aug-2022 8.3 Reading #3. The Bishop’s Mistake: The Institutional World View. The Two Step.
28-Aug-2022 8.5 Differentiating an entire church.

 

 

What carrying your cross means. Gift of evangelism 5% to 10%. Watch out for over functioning. Sow the seed of the fruit of the spirit in your neighborhoods. Berne games.

Differentiation. 1 Cor 12 … the body of Christ. A means to fulfill 1 Cor 13.

 

Reflection Question: What is your cross, and whom does it help?

1 Cor 12:7: To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
This way that the Holy Spirit clearly and obviously works through you for the benefit of others is your cross to carry. The Body of Christ made up of specialized parts of many kinds; each person is different, yet all remain in touch. A family systems psychologist would say that the members of the Body of Christ are highly differentiated.
In some churches, people try to control each other; this creates anxiety and a dysfunctional church family. In other churches which are more differentiated, people are free to use the gifts that God gives them and free to be whom they are.

Reflection Questions: How free are people to be “who they are” and “do what they do” in your church? How difficult is it for a lay person to get approval to do something new and unusual?

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8.5 Differentiating an entire church.

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