Tuesday, March 13, 2012

WEiRD 01: WEiRD In A God Way

Talking through the message during the week helps you turn what God is saying to you into action steps. These talking points, questions and scriptures are designed to help you take the next step.
• In what ways would you classify yourself as being WEiRD?
With your Bible read Matthew 7:13-14.
Jesus explains in this passage that His way is not the common path taken by most people.
  • How would you define what it means to be normal in today’s world?
  • In what ways is being normal not working out for you?

    Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
    Romans 12:2 NIV 

    Paul encourages us in this verse to not think like normal people think and instead focus solely on God.
  • What are some of the causes of your normal way of thinking?
  • What one or two areas in life do you need to start thinking differently about immediately? What is your next step to changing the way you think?
  • What you think determines what you become. Who have you become as a result of your thinking?
    Read 1 Peter 2:11-12.
    We are encouraged in these verses to not live like normal people live.
    • How have you seen your life become weird in a God way the more you pursue Christ?
    • What do you think is the custom WEiRD God has designed just for you?
    • What are some things you can do this week to start living WEiRD in a God way?
next steps
Here are some specific things you can do this week that will help you be WEiRD in a God way:

Take time to examine where you need start living WEiRD in a God way by writing down those areas of life where you are currently trapped into thinking in a normal way. In each category, list a goal that you can strive to meet during this series. Make your goals realistic and achievable. Consider finding someone you trust to hold you accountable to your goals over the next few weeks. 

  • Confess to God those areas of life where you need to stop thinking like everyone else does and instead get WEiRD in a God way.
  • Ask God to help you remove all normal thinking out of your life. Allow Him to purify your mind.
  • Commit to God that you will strive to pursue Christ in every area of life so that your focus is solely on Him.
  • Ask God to show you the custom WEiRD life that He has designed just for you.
  • Pray for those you know who are trapped in their normal way of thinking. Ask God to help them become WEiRD.

No comments: