Be Renewed – Week Two

Sunday, May 1

Be Renewed in My THINKING

Key Passage: Ephesians 4:21-24 (NLT)

21Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, 22throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. 23Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. 24Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.

Group Discussion:

  1. What reason or reasons does Paul give that makes renewing one’s thoughts and attitudes possible?
  2. Describe ways that knowing Jesus and the implications of the Gospel have changed the way believers think and act.
  3. The Giving Discipleship Journey is designed to help you think through the change of heart that must occur for a full transformation. How does renewed thinking aid that generosity transformation?
  4. How does acting generously imitate God’s relationship to us?
  5. What are ways that we can aid the Spirit with renewing our thoughts and attitudes?

Personal Reflection:

  1. Reflect on the Since this, now this formula. What are some of your now this items you would list since you have come to know Christ?
  2. Again, thinking about the Since this, now this formula, examine where you are on the Giving Discipleship Journey. How could Since this of knowing Christ help you Be Renewed to take the next step of the Giving Discipleship Journey?
  3. What might be some areas of rightful thinking and attitudes that you want to allow the Spirit to grow in you?
  4. What obstacles seem to be in the way of you taking the next step in the Giving Discipleship Journey?

Getting Ready For The Week:

Monday:
Think about your day today and list the ways you can be renewed in your thinking and attitudes as a disciple.
Tuesday:
Think today how knowing Christ has renewed your thinking and attitudes, and has enabled you to imitate God in your dealing with people.
Wednesday:
Knowing which step you are on in the Giving Discipleship Journey, write down some ways that being that kind of giver helps to be renewed in your thinking.
Thursday:
Pray for your Pastor and church leaders to be renewed in their thinking today.
Friday:
Pray for your Pastor and church leaders to Be Renewed today.