Week 6-Living BIG and the Revolution

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Rising Strong The Revolution

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“The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you” Romans 8:11, NLT

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“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Jesus, in Mark 12:30

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The Goal God

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Brene Brown

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Stormy First Draft (What actually happened?) Conspiracies Confabulations We fill in the gaps with… GET IT ALL OUT UNEDITED

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”Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 The Rumble But first, it will make you miserable

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Resources for Getting to the Truth Deep Friendships Journaling Wrestling Prayer Therapists

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Living B.I.G. BOUNDARIES INTEGRITY GRACE (Brown calls it GENEROSITY)

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GRACE/GENEROSITY “Everyone is doing the best they can with the tools they have”

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Without Gracious/Generous Assumptions . . . . Judgement – “I’m better than you” Shame – “I’m not good enough” COMPARISON

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Piano Player Cook Friend Sales Rep Mother PERSON “fearfully and wonderfully made” Ps 139:14 3 8 6 7 4 9 “made in the image of God” Genesis 2 10

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Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

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INTEGRITY is Choosing: COURAGE over comfort WHAT IS RIGHT over what is fun, fast, or easy TO PRACTICE OUR VALUES rather than simply professing them

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BOUNDARIES GRACE and INTEGRITY together

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The Revolution When Process Becomes Practice

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Romans 8:14-17 All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “Abba, Father.” 

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The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ, if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.

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“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”   ― Howard Thurman

Summary: November 26,2017 - Pine Island UMC - Pastor Eric McCrea

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