Cornerstone Church Winchendon is into week 8 of a congregation-wide study written by, Daniel McNaughton and Bryan Koch, entitled Follow: Learning To Follow Jesus. Each Sunday our pastoral staff is preaching from one of the seven attributes covered in the book while the congregation reads the daily devotions and participates weekly in a life group focused around the topic at hand.
The group I am tasked with leading has been dubbed “Turbo Follow”. Rather than approaching the class as a traditional Bible study we have chosen to act as an accountability group. The class begins with a brief overview of the daily devotionals. Then participants break into smaller, accountability groups. Each group participant asks questions of their fellows concerning the teachings. At the end of each class individuals are asked to decide what God would have them do in light of what they have learned. Then we pray for each other. This week we will be discussing: Learning to manage our lives with Jesus help.
This is our next to the last post for the Turbo-Follow group. I hope you have been having fun. Please let me know this week what you have been learning as you have FOLLOWED!
Last week we had our discussions on Learning to Pray Here is a synopsis of each day’s devotional material:
Day 1- What prayer is not
Day 2- Prayer is about: relationship, respect and reign
Day 3- Prayer is about: food (daily bread) , forgiveness and freedom
Day 4- We must learn to pray through the pain by 1. Pouring out our souls to God 2. Letting God comfort us 3. Confessing any sin we have let in in our pain 4. Asking God to restore our souls 5. Identifying any lies we have come to believe in our pain 5. Replacing those lies with truth
Day 5- We must learn to do spiritual warfare
Here are the questions we asked of each other this week:
Turbo Follow Questions Week 7- Learn To Pray
- What was the Highlight of your week this week?
- What stood out to you as you worked through this week’s attribute?
- On Step 2 there was a discussion about areas where we have difficulty giving up control. Have you discovered anything that helps you with giving control of things over to God?
- What did you think of the process of praying through pain on day four? What stood out to you?
- Is there any area of pain we could pray with you about right now?
I would love to hear your thoughts!