LEARN: Keep in step

LEARN Keeping in Step Often in our desire to grow, we put pressure on ourselves to perfect and “get it right” instead of enjoying the intimacy and power of the Holy Spirit. When we surrender to the Spirit of God, we do so to cultivate intimacy with a God who loves us passionately and accepts …

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SHARE: third spaces

SHARE Do some research and ask around to find out what some Third Spaces are that your friends—both followers of Jesus and not—are attending. What are the things they like anddislike about some of those spaces? As you think about your relational networks, who are other believers in a same sphere of influence you can …

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PROCESS: your Relational Networks

PROCESS “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.” —2 CORINTHIANS 4:7 (ESV) Debrief and share with your process partner your “Relational Networks Exercise.” How is Jesus growing your heart of compassion? What authentic questions can you ask your friends that …

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PRACTICE: Engaging with people

Practice This month, we will engage in two practical exercises to help you think through people God has placed in your life and how to connect them to other followers of Jesus. Relational Networks Exercise Think through 3-4 natural networks in your life (work, neighborhood, apartment, hobbies and interests, etc.). On a piece of paper, …

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LEARN: Compassion like Christ

LEARN Compassion Like Christ “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” —MATTHEW 9:36 (NIV) The triune God is one of incarnation. God took on flesh and in the person of Jesus. The Spirit has taken up residence in our lives. He …

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