Welcome to the Weekly Digest!
Next week we continue in the book of Jonah. Read Jonah 1:6-16 in preparation for next week's teaching.
* A quick note on journaling: the most important step to forming this discipline in your life is to write anything and write often. Journaling is an incredible way to slow down, digest the content of a text, let your brain internalize thoughts that may come up, and keep a record for future reflection on what God was speaking to you during your reading. Journaling can take many forms such as written prayers, bullet points, stream of consciousness, or even poetry. Try some different methods and find the one that works best for you.
Journal Prompts / Discussion Questions from Today's Teaching
In a moment of decision have you ever had a Deist thought? There is a God, but He is distant, and you will just need to figure things our yourself? How does the Book of Jonah act as an antidote to that way of thinking?
What do we mean by “partial obedience is full-blown disobedience? Why is the Lordship of Christ in our lives an absolute?
Where does the journey start in understanding the will of God for my life? The destination or the ticket kiosk? Why is the direction of my life as important as the destination? Trust must always precede travel.
Take a few moments to expound on the three areas of impulse and how this speaks to personally.
• An impulse may be courageous and wrong simultaneously.
• An impulse may lead to freedom, but that freedom is short-lived.
• An impulse may lead to you doing something that you might condemn in others.
Take some time this week and memorize our benediction.
Psalm 139:7-10 Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? 8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! 9 If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, 10 even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.