December 15 – Teaching

Matthew 1:18-25 NLT

1.What did God stir in your heart as you watched the video?

2.Where do you see “comfort addiction” manifesting itself in our world? How about in your life?

3.Who has the ability to speak into your life spiritually and make suggestions for changes? When was the last time this happened in your life and what changes did you make?

4.Some people call themselves minimalists? What place does “minimizing” our lives have in our walk with God?

5.Scott spoke about minimizing beliefs that effect our lives and keep us stuck, often in bad situations. React to these audacious truths. Are they a struggle to embrace?

a. I am fully forgiven and free from all shame and condemnation. Romans 8:1-2; Ephesians 1:7-8; 1 John 1:9

b. I have no fear or anxiety I trust in the Lord with all my heart. Proverbs 3:5-6, Philippians 4:6-7; 1 Peter 5:7

c. I am able to fulfill the calling God has placed on my life. Exodus 3:9-12; Colossians 1:24-29

d. I’m fully resourced to do everything God has called me to do. Deuteronomy 8:18; Luke 6:38; Philippians 4:13

E. I am increasing in influence and favor for the kingdom of God. Genesis45:4-8;1 Samuel 1:26; Acts 2:37-47

F. I have the wisdom of the Lord concerning every decision I make. 2 chronicles 1:7-12; Proverbs 2:6; Ecclesiastes 2:26

6.Does fear cause us to seek comfort? Why? Why not? What examples would you give!

7.What is one thing you took from the teaching and or discussion today that you can apply to your life this week? How will you go about doing that?