Saturday, March 21, 2015

Small Group

Last Sunday's sermon on Deuteronomy 11 was going normal until we got to the end: the question that will likely ring with me for a long time: "when did you last repent?"

Repent? Haven't heard that for a long doesn't mean feel sorry, or even say "sorry" it means turn from A to B. Live like you are in the KoG: where love is real.

At the small group we used the teacher's questions to prompt our discussion...we decided to not answer all 15 though! This isn't school, fellers.

One good question is all that one needs.

We took the first question:
  1.    Do you believe that you are as comfortable with saying “I Love you God”, as you are in saying “I will obey you God?” 
If Yes – then what does that look like, what does that mean to you?  How is that expressed?  Was it always the case, or have you worked up to that?
If No – what could some of the reasons be for that, what is the cause of that disparity, that gap?  Both culturally and personally?
[BTW, I don't know what "what does that look like" means...its cool people talk]

That kept us going for about 20 minutes. Then we capped off with the final question:

15. If we were to change our understanding of Loving God, so that we expressed it through obedience, how would our life look different?  In what way? 
["look different". Is it that in this day and age things only appear, but don't have substance? Don't know.]

To a person outside of Christian faith 'obedience' sounds oppressive. For a Christian it should be our aspiration to match the tempo and objectives of our life to the way of Christ: that is to live selflessly conditioned by love and outward looking.

Our discussion of the first question initially dealt with the statement "I Love you God" oddly capitalised for some reason. How odd to say this like God is your girlfriend...God is the almighty creator and sustainer of all that is. One doesn't say "I love you" to him, at least I don't think, one worships!

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