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Soul Detox – Destructive Influences

Key Points: 1, Review: You are a SOUL/body 2. Sanitizing Our LIves 3.Decontaminating Ourselves of Radioactive Relationships 4.Setting Healthy Boundaries Questions to Stir Discussion – We purchase and install  devices in our homes to monitor our air, scanning for smoke and carbon monoxide.  What if we deployed friends or employed systems to monitor our souls? Can…

Soul Detox – Toxic Emotions

Key Points: Review: You are a SOUL/body Emotions are God-Given Between Two Extremes: Emotionalism      —      Stoicism Toxic Emoting Four Steps to Disable Destructive Emotions … Call / Name It … Challenge It … Change Them … Channel Our Heart Questions to Stir Discussion: Do you look at your emotions as a…

Soul Detox – Toxic Behaviors

Key Points: SOUL/body not BODY/soul Hazardous Waste Hazardous Thinking Hurtful Words Questions to stir discussion: Do you operate with the thinking you are a body with a soul, or a soul that is encased in a body? How does each dualistic approach change the way you look at life? Name at least one false belief,…

Spiritual Growth as Organic

“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.”  Galatians 5:22-24 (NLT)…

Simple Trust

“Trust in the Lord with all y our heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”  Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV) Key Points: Trust Fully Don’t Rely on Yourself Acknowledge Him in All He will Strengthen Your Path Questions to Stir Discussion – Why is…

How to Live Wholely

May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  1 Thessalonians 5:23 (NIV) Key Points: Your Spirit is MapQuest for the Soul Your Soul is God’s Breath Your Body is your Holy Container So…

Embracing Reality As It Is

Key Points: Managing Our Imperfections Dealing with our Reflections Blind Spots and Self Deception Self Deception and Self Leadership Questions to Stir Discussion: Write down three of your strengths and three of your weaknesses. Ask two people you know what your strengths and weaknesses are and see if they match the ones you’ve listed. Why…

Created to Be Me

  Key Points: God Created Each of Us with Intentionality You are Unique & Special We Were Re-Created to Serve Questions to Stir Discussion: Do you know what your strengths and weaknesses are? Can you name the ways God has made you and each person “utterly unique” in all humanity and history? How does the…