What exactly about "the world" does God want us to avoid?
Box 7 Tip:
With the increasing time around buses and shows, what are the new opportunities you are seeing for ministry?
Plan: looking ahead a few days, how will I spend time with God?
Pray: where & when will I pray? what & who will I pray for?
Pursue: who is in my Focus Group, and how will we set aside time?
Scripture: 1 John 2:15-17
Breakaway Podcast: Do Not Love The World
Options for related reading or study:
We hope you will listen to this particular Breakaway podcast, as it explains a lifestyle of loving the world. Ben Stuart's summary statement is that loving the world is "a way of engaging and using the world for self-gratification and self-promotion" (around 9:00).
Read - 1 John 2:15-17
Writing out a short scripture is a great way to understand more of the meaning of the text (kind of like transcribing a piece of music). Try it!
Listen - “Do Not Love The World”
from Breakaway Ministries App or Stream Online
41 minutes, epilogue is optional
Respond - Personal Reflection & Obedience
The podcast adapted some questions from theologian Arthur Pink (around 23:10). Here they are for your consideration this week:
Share - Focus Group Times
As tour begins, you might need to adjust how your Focus Group works, or switch people in groups because of the new routines. Honestly ask your group if things are working for them. Face-to-face is better for this conversation than texting. Remember that that it only takes a few minutes to read the Bible, pray together, use the Discovery Bible Study format, or ask the discussion points below.
Discovery Bible Study suggestion for this week: 1 John 2:15-17
Personal Reflection & Recap