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    • 1. COMMMIT to being here – or listen to the podcast– weekly2. COMMMIT to doing the weekly soul trainingexercises3. COMMIT to journaling your thoughts, feelings &reflections from those experiences & see whatgod might be saying to youin the process...GETTING THE MOST OUT OFTHIS SERIES
    • You shall love the Lord your GodWITH all your heart & withall your soul & with all your mind.This is the great & first commandment.MATTHEW22:37-38
    • Discipleship = character &competency
    • A DISCIPLE OF JESUS...Knows who & whose they areI am an adopted child of god, co-heirw/Jesus& am empowered & sustained by his holyspirit
    • A DISCIPLE OF JESUS...Knows who & whose they areI am an adopted child of god, co-heirw/Jesus& am empowered & sustained by his holyspirit Knows where they areI am a citizen in theunshakable kingdom of god
    • False narrative #1We change by our own willpowerHOW WE’RE SPIRITUALLYTRANSFORMED
    • False narrative #1We change by our own willpowerHOW WE’RE SPIRITUALLYTRANSFORMEDTRUE narrative #1We change by indirect effort(doing the things we can do,by the spirit’s power, to help usdo the things we currently can’t)
    • HOW WE’RE SPIRITUALLYTRANSFORMED
    • 1. FAMILY NARRATIVESSTORIES WE LEARN FROM OUR IMMEDIATE &EXTENDED FAMILyCHANGING OUR NARRATIVES
    • 1. FAMILY NARRATIVESSTORIES WE LEARN FROM OUR IMMEDIATE &EXTENDED FAMILY2. CULTURAL NARRATIVESSTORIES WE LEARN FROM THEREGION/CULTURE WE GROW UP INCHANGING OUR NARRATIVES
    • 1. FAMILY NARRATIVESSTORIES WE LEARN FROM OUR IMMEDIATE &EXTENDED FAMILY2. CULTURAL NARRATIVESSTORIES WE LEARN FROM THEREGION/CULTURE WE GROW UP IN3. RELIGIOUS NARRATIVESSTORIES WE LEARN FROM “THE PULPIT,”SUNDAY SCHOOL, ETC.CHANGING OUR NARRATIVES
    • 1. FAMILY NARRATIVESSTORIES WE LEARN FROM OUR IMMEDIATE &EXTENDED FAMILY2. CULTURAL NARRATIVESSTORIES WE LEARN FROM THEREGION/CULTURE WE GROW UP IN3. RELIGIOUS NARRATIVESSTORIES WE LEARN FROM “THE PULPIT,”SUNDAY SCHOOL, ETC.4. JESUS’ NARRATIVESCHANGING OUR NARRATIVES
    • False narrative #2GOD IS AN AGRY GOD...IF YOU DO WELL,HE WILL BLESS YOU; IF YOU SIN, HE WILLPUNISH YOUCHANGING OUR NARRATIVES
    • False narrative #2GOD IS AN AGRY GOD...IF YOU DO WELL,HE WILL BLESS YOU; IF YOU SIN, HE WILLPUNISH YOUCHANGING OUR NARRATIVESTRUE narrative #2GOD IS A GOOD FATHERWHO LOVES HIS creation &CARES FOR ALL THAT HE’S MADE
    • There were some present at that very timewho told Him about the Galileans whoseblood Pilate had mingled with theirsacrifices.And He answered them, “Do you think thatthese Galileans were worse sinners than allthe other Galileans, because they sufferedinLUKE 13:1-5
    • Or those eighteen on whom the tower inSiloam fell & killed them: do you think thatthey were worse offenders than all theothers who lived in Jerusalem? No, I tellyou;but unless you repent, you willall likewise perish.”LUKE 13:1-5
    • For He (God) makes His sun rise ON THEevil & on the good, & sends rainon the just & on the unjust.MATTHEW 5:45
    • “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or hisparents,that he was born blind?” Jesus said,“It was not that this man sinned,or his parents, but that the worksof God might be displayed in him.”JOHN 9:2-3
    • ...which one of you, if his son asks himfor bread, will give him a stone?Or if he asks for a fish, will give hima serpent? If you then, who are evil, KNOWhow to give good gifts to your children,how much more will your Father whois in heaven give good thingsto those who ask Him!MATTHEW 7:9-11
    • SOUL TRAINING EXERCISESOPTION #1PRACTICING AN AWARENESS OFCREATION...- TAKE A WALK, a bike ride, etc.- PAY ATTENTION TO THESIGHTS/SOUNDS- WATCH A NATURE DOCUMENTARY- REFLECT ON THE EXPANSE &
    • SOUL TRAINING EXERCISESOPTION #2RUTHLESSLY ELIMINATE HURRY FROMYOUR LIFE- drive the speed limit or below- come to a complete stop...- choose the long line @ the store- let someone w/more stuffgo ahead of you in line
    • A DISCIPLE OF JESUS...Knows who & whose they areI am an adopted child of god, co-heir w/jesus& am empowered & sustained by his holyspiritKnows where they areI am a citizen in theunshakable kingdom of god