Sunday 19 May // Building a deep devotional life with Jesus

Thanks for engaging with this talk… Here are some of the links mentioned in this talk…

The slides from the talk can be view here

Wireless Mobile Device (weapons of mass distraction!)
Links worth a look…

60 Mins Interview re: addictive nature of phones
https://youtu.be/awAMTQZmvPE

“How to break up with your phone” article
https://nyti.ms/2Brus0n

“Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain” article https://nyti.ms/2NnwRgz

“How to break up with your phone” book.
https://www.amazon.com/How-Break-Up-Your-Phone-ebook/dp/B073RM5H36/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3HK9ZY267Q3NR&keywords=how+to+break+up+with+your+phone&qid=1557886392&s=gateway&sprefix=how+to+break+up%2Caps%2C302&sr=8-1

PhoneWallpapers to help change your habits
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2aueyu1m29hygi1/AAAuymvju0uOmE31Qycvm7sva?dl=0

The Spiritual Growth Plan mentioned in the talk can be viewed here

The historical talk about different tools that you can use in your devotional time can be found here and the handout for that talk can be viewed here.

and the challenges for the week…

Beginner Challenge
Start (or restart) a practice that engages you with Jesus every day. Make the goal SMART - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time bound.

Share with your group what you’d like your devotional life to look like.

Intermediate Challenge
Recall when your devotions were at their best, and commit it to rebooting those practices. Keep in mind your season of life may have changed, but commit to getting back to that level.

Share with your group this commitment.

Advanced Challenge
Structure your day so you have morning, lunchtime, and evening devotions. They don’t have to be long, but include the reading of scripture, silence, and prayer throughout them. You may want to include journaling, speaking in tongues, worship, ignatian meditations, reading a good commentary, podcasts, sending prophetic words to people etc to your practices.

Share with your group what this will look like. Do your very best to share with humility, and to do so in such a way that empowers those that are not as developed. Search your heart for any pharisee mentalities!

Sunday 12 May // Finding Life Introduction

Thanks for engaging with this series!

Slides for the talk can be viewed here

Here are this weeks challenges

Beginner Challenge 
Choose to be in community for this time. It might be a Bay Group, or gather some people and commit to meet weekly for the purposes of accountability and growth. 
You can inquire about what group might best suit you here. 
https://www.bayvineyardchurch.org/small-groups

Intermediate Challenge
Listen to this talk by John Mark Comer and reflect on what spoke to you. Share with your group. 
https://bridgetown.church/…/naming-your-sta…/the-three-ways/

Advanced Challenge
Read “Sacred Fire: A vision for a deeper human and Christian maturity” by Ronald Rolheiser
https://www.amazon.com/Sacred-Fire-Vision-Chri…/…/B00F8FA5ES