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The Overflow Principle. Introduction to the Course.

The Overflow Principle. Introduction to the Course.

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  • 1. Session 1<br />
  • 2. Group Talk<br />What is your name?<br />Why did you come to this class?<br />Share about one of your favorite trips?<br />
  • 3. My Story<br />
  • 4. Walk through the class format and book<br />Look at the book<br />Format<br />Assignment for next week<br />Questions<br />Small Groups<br />Introduce Table Leaders<br />Next week we will lock in groups<br />
  • 5. Recommended Reading<br />Invitation to a Journey<br />M. Robert Mulholland Jr.<br />
  • 6. Getting started<br />Pages 1-2<br />
  • 7. Three Things about Spiritual Formation<br />It is a journey<br />
  • 8. My Growth Plan<br />Where Am I?<br />Where Am I Going?<br />How Will I Get There?<br />
  • 9. Three Things about Spiritual Formation<br />It is a journey<br />Jesus is our teacher and example<br />It is a process<br />
  • 10. Phases of the Journey<br />DARK<br /> N I GHT<br /> OF<br /> THE<br /> SOUL<br />Awakening<br />Purgation<br />Illumination<br />Union<br /><ul><li>Quiet peace
  • 11. No need for human reinforcement or approval
  • 12. Loss of Self</li></ul>Encounter with TRUTH - about God, Self, the Universe…<br />Awareness<br />Invitation to Change<br /><ul><li>Bearing fruit
  • 13. “good works” come naturally
  • 14. Aware of God in everything
  • 15. Experience gratification
  • 16. Battle against Sin
  • 17. Old Self vs. New Self
  • 18. Spiritual Disciplines most important</li></ul>ONE<br />WITH<br />GOD<br />WALKING<br />WITH<br />GOD<br />OBEDIENCE<br />TO<br />GOD<br />ATTRACTION<br />TO<br />GOD<br />
  • 19. A Fruity Picture<br />Page 3<br />
  • 20. Group Talk<br />Work through the study on page 3<br />
  • 21. Striving for a B<br />“ There is nothing we can do to transform ourselves into persons who love and serve as Jesus did except make ourselves available for God to do that work of transforming grace in our lives.”<br />(p. 26)<br />
  • 22. Striving for a B<br />“ Our spiritual journey is not our setting out (by gathering information and applying it correctly) to find God (as an object “out there” to be grasped and controlled by us). It is a journey of learning to yield ourselves to God and discovering where God will take us.”<br />(p. 32)<br />
  • 23. Two basic commands<br />Page 4<br />
  • 24. Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is:‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.  And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.  And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”<br />Mark 12:30-31<br />
  • 25. Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is:‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.  And you shalllove the Lord your God with all your heart, <br />with all your soul, <br />with all your mind, <br />and with all your strength.’ <br />This is the first commandment.  And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”<br />Mark 12:30-31<br />
  • 26. Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is:‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.  And you shalllove the Lord your God with all your heart, <br />with all your soul, <br />with all your mind, <br />and with all your strength.’ <br />This is the first commandment.  <br />And the second, like it, is this: <br />‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’<br />There is no other commandment greater than these.”<br />Mark 12:30-31<br />
  • 27. It’s about overflow<br />Page 5<br />
  • 28. chart on page 7<br />
  • 29. The Love of God<br />
  • 30. The Love of God<br />
  • 31. The Love of God<br />
  • 32. The Love of God<br />
  • 33. The Love of God<br />
  • 34. The Love for Neighbor<br />
  • 35. The Love for Neighbor<br />
  • 36. The Love for Neighbor<br />
  • 37. The Love of God<br />Habit #3<br />Worship<br />Habit #2<br />Prayer<br />Habit #4<br />Giving<br />Habit #1<br />Bible Study<br />Habit #5<br />Serving<br />TIME | TALENT | TREASURE<br />The 7 Habits of Spiritual Formation<br />
  • 38. Habit #3<br />Worship<br />Habit #2<br />Prayer<br />Habit #4<br />Giving<br />Habit #1<br />Bible Study<br />Habit #5<br />Serving<br />Habit #6<br />Vital Relationships<br />Habit #7<br />Sharing My Faith<br />The Love for Neighbor<br />The 7 Habits of Spiritual Formation<br />
  • 39. Reality check<br />Page 8<br />
  • 40. …as Yourself<br />We find it difficult to love God and others because we don’t really love ourselves.<br />
  • 41. Two distorted self-perceptions<br />I am the center of the universe. I deserve everything.<br />I am worth nothing. I deserve nothing.<br />Both are self-oriented.<br />
  • 42. The first key to Spiritual Growth is to see yourself how God sees you.<br />I am not the center of the universe, God is.<br />I am a unique and valued being, created by God to contribute to the universe.<br />God’s Way is other-oriented.<br />
  • 43. Cultivating a romance<br />Page 9<br />
  • 44. Q &amp; A<br />
  • 45. Group Talk<br />Discuss the questions on page 11<br />
  • 46. Next Week<br />Session 2:<br />Loving God with My Mind<br />[Studying the Bible]<br />

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