House Church Recap and 1/19/2017

House Church this past Thursday  focused on the importance of personal soul care and being a growing person when leading, mentoring, and discipling.  Below is an excerpt from Jim’s leadership guide which we talked about on Thursday.

*************************************************************************************If you’re going to be a growing  person, you need to care for your soul.  A soul is healthy to the extent that it experiences strong connection to and receptivity to God.  Jesus was clear: “If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me, you can do nothing” (John 15:5).

In many ways, soul care is paying attention to the “whole” of yourself. Consider Jesus’ words “Out of the overflow of your heart, your mouth speaks” (Matthew 15:18). That growthstatement is about the soul.  You may be asking, what is soul.  Dallas Williard says, your soul forms the very foundation of who you are (whole personhood):
-Heart (spirit/will)-where you make choices
-Mind (thoughts/feelings)-where you imagine, consider, and determine how you feel about what you think
Body-your presence in the physical and social world; your body often has a mind of its own (flesh wants what is contrary to spirit)
-Social Life-your hardwired desire to be connect to others.  The quality of your social life affects the other parts of your life: choices, inner thoughts/feelings, how you feel about your body, even your actions
-Soul-the whole person; connects the other dimensions to form one life

Consider the state of your soul this week as you go about your days. Don’t forget about the challenge as well. Read Colossians 3:1-17 three times each day.  The article sent last week mentioned the importance of really knowing scripture so it can fill our hearts and minds.  Let this passage sink into your soul this week.

Next week’s house church will focus on how people change and how to help facilitate change and growth.  We will meet at the Hauger’s at 7pm.  Karey has the centering activity.  

-M.S.S.

 

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