June 13 – Spiritual Beings // Romans 12:3 – Paul Gazdik

  1. Pray – God guide me and ground me in your grace as I work through this Strength Inventory[1]
  2. Fill out at least 5 entries in the Strength Inventory. Click here for a pdf of the chart below.
The PersonThe Contribution The Positive Impact on ThemThe Positive Impact on MeCelebration
Who has personally benefited from knowing me?How by God’s grace have I helped or encouraged this person?What effect did your actions have on their life?What positive impact did your behaviour have on your life?How do I embrace and celebrate this God given strength today?
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3. Pray – Thank God for the strengths he has given you (pray through some of them) and the way he has wired you. Pray for sober (accurate) self-image, one that is rooted in grace and informed by faith.

[1] Adapted from Ken B Dyck, Freedom Session Foundations 1 – Facing the Truth, (Freedom Session Resources, 2019) p 83

June 6 – Spiritual Transformation // Romans 12:1-2 – Ryan Farrell

3 Questions

  • How did last week’s challenge go? (Visualize a mundane chore as being done on heaven’s altar). 
  • Ryan talked about three patterns of our age in which we might be swept up: (1) hustle & bustle; (2) independence; and, (3) over-indulgence. Is there one you identify with? Are there other patterns of our age you/your group can name?
  • Based on the message, how would you describe spiritual transformation in your own words?

2 Prayer Prompts

  • God, helps us discern what is your good and pleasing will in [name an area of our age, culture or your life].
  • Pray for individuals you’d love to see spiritually transformed. [Be cautious of the temptation to be judgmental].

1 Action

  • Find a way to “gaze at God” this week and make note of how it impacts your values, attitudes and decisions.

May 30 – Spiritual Worship // Romans 12:1-2 – Ryan Farrell

3 Questions

  • How did last week’s challenge go? (Honour someone you’re not typically drawn to.)
  • What do the words “sacred” and “secular” mean and how are they often used today? How does the Apostle Paul blur the lines between sacred and secular in Romans 12:1-2? What “secular” aspect of your lives do you struggle to view as “sacred”?
  • With Ryan’s sermon in mind, how would you define worship in our lives today?

2 Prayer Prompts

  • God, forgive me for secularizing this life you’ve given me. Here are some things I need your help seeing as sacred….
  • God, we ask you to help  (name church worship leaders we know)  lead us in corporate worship.

1 Action

  • Think of one mundane chore or activity in your daily life and whenever you do it this week visualize yourself on heaven’s altar.