THIS Day

THIS Day – A Day in the Life of a Disciple

 

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Aim:  To equip those who know and love the Lord Jesus to engage a rapidly changing culture as people rooted in the transformative grace of His good news.  Secondarily, to invite those who are skeptical or lukewarm in faith to consider God’s offer of full life through Christ.


Gospel and Our Words

Week 12: Gospel and Our Words. Summary: Words have power – they form us and affect others.  The words we speak arise from our hearts, and as the gospel changes our hearts it will change our words also.  New Person, New Words. Small Group Questions 1.  How have the words of others shaped you, either…

Gospel and the Next Generation(s)

Gospel and the Next Generation(s) Summary: Passing the baton of faith onto the next generations is an awesome responsibility – and not only for parents.  How are we actively discipling the next generation? Recommended Resources for further consideration: Getting to the Heart of Parenting by Paul Tripp It’s Not Too Late by Dan Dupee Sticky Faith…

The Gospel and Family

Week 10: Gospel and Family. Summary: God works in and through families of all kinds. He thinks and moves in generations.  As a follower of Jesus, God doesn’t just shape you through your family, he calls you to be a shaper. Small Group Questions 1. How has your family shaped you?  How are you shaping…

Gospel and Marriage (John Manzano)

Week 9: Gospel and Marriage.   Summary: A disciple’s life is marked by giving ourselves wholly to the Lord so that we might serve and submit to others in love.  Biblical marriage reflects this picture intimately, as a husband and wife die to themselves and live for Christ in their relationship.   Recommended Resources for…

Gospel and Sexuality

Summary: God created our sexuality as a good gift and as essential reflection of who we are.  In sin, we have twisted it for selfish and idolatrous purposes.  But God, in mercy, redeems our brokenness with his love and can bring healing, hope, and a desire to obey. Recommended Resources for further consideration: Divine Sex:…

Gospel and our Physical Bodies

Week 7: The Gospel and our bodies. Summary: How much time do you spend preoccupied with your body?  Our bodies are more than just worthless shells, yet less than objects of worship.   They belong to the Lord and He intends them for good. Small Group Questions 1. Who influences what and how you think about…

Gospel and Governing Authorities

Week 6:  The Gospel and Governing Authorities. Summary: The disciple interacts with governing authorities by submitting to Jesus as King, seeking the Unity of the Spirit, and living as a kingdom citizen.   Small Group Questions 1.  Have you approached politics with the subconscious idea that everyone has experienced this country in the same way…

Gospel and Technology

Week 5:  The Gospel and Technology. Summary:  The human nature is given to extremes, either making laws against something or over-indulging.  This is certainly true for digital technologies. We live differently In light of the gospel, though. Jesus puts technology in its rightful place for the disciple, seeing it as useful but also fleeting and…

Gospel and Work & Play

Week 4:  The Gospel and Work & Play. Summary:  We were created to work and care for God’s creation. Jesus fulfilled the original covenant of works and we are enabled to do good works as we appropriate his grace into our lives. Our work should be a reflection of what God has graciously done in…

Gospel and Relationships

Week 3:  The Gospel and… Relationships.  Philippians 2:1-16 Summary:  In the Trinity, we have the perfect model for how we should function in our relationships. Through and because of God’s gospel grace, we are invited into the “Trinitarian Dance,” a Dance that is intimate, joyful, one of servanthood, purity, power, creative, and full of peace….

Gospel and God (Beloved)

Week 2:  The Gospel and… God. 1 John 3:1-3 Summary:    The gospel transforms our relationship with God in calling us Beloved.  We are his children, invited into the sacred space of His family.  Being beloved gives security today, glory tomorrow, and purifying us by the Holy Spirit in between. Recommended Resources for further consideration:…