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Sunday’s play list via YouTube This Week’s Bible Readings    Mar. 7 – 13,  1 Cor. 8-16 Where’s your space to read? What’s your time to study? What are the key words? What was God saying to them?  What’s God saying to you? What’s the Holy Spirit going to show throughout the day? For what are you grateful? For what are you concerned? Who needs you today? Next Week’s Bible Readings  Mar, 14 - 20,  2 Cor. 1-6 Texts:  1 Cor 5:1-2;  6:1-8, 12; 7; 8;  1 Cor. 9:19-23;  1 Cor. 10:23,24 IN A NUTSHELL:  Opinions— everyone has one! It’s from where you got it and what you do with it that matters.  Paul says “Even though I am a free man with no master, I have become a slave to all people to bring many to Christ.” Elsewhere he said, “It isn’t my responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning.”  Also, “When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.” Then, “Three things will last forever– faith, hope and love– and the greatest of these is love.”  ICE BREAKER   Can you recall a firmly held opinion that you finally had to change.  What/who convinced you?.  HIS WORD 1. Skim through 1 & 2 Corinthians.  Make a list of all the various topics Paul addresses about which you see differing opinions?  Put a star by those topics that are relevant today. 2. Are there some texts that Paul seems a little “wishy-washy” on his convictions?  1 Cor.  7:6, 12, 25-28; 9::19-22; 10:25-30; 3. What seems to be the core principles upon which Paul bases his opinions, shares his convictions and does his work? 1 Cor. 1:18-22; 2:2-5; 4:14-15; 7:10, 25-26; 9:19; 10:31-33; 14:1;  16:13; 2 Cor. 1:12-14; 4:1-2,18; 5:16; 6:8; 8:20-21 YOUR WORLD 1. Judging by the way you think through and promote your opinions how can you say you want truth more than you want your own way? 2. Do you argue as if you would rather win the debate or win the relationship? SMALL PIECES 1.  How many relationships have become irreparable because you have given up trying to see from someone else’s perspective?  BIG PICTURE 1. How would your heart and mind need to be changed in order to live like Paul, “For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them”? CARE Sheet 016 MOSAIC series and Bible Readings 12 Francis Schaeffer Quotes That Will Challenge the Way You Engage Culture (Relevant Magazine) Inspired Evidence – a good devotion book for 2016 Timber Lake Christian Church Website Timber Lake Live! (simulcast) Timber Lake’s past videos (Vimeo)

Sunday’s play list via YouTube

This Week’s Bible Readings    Mar. 7 – 13,  1 Cor. 8-16

Where’s your space to read?

What’s your time to study?

What are the key words?

What was God saying to them?  What’s God saying to you?

What’s the Holy Spirit going to show throughout the day?

For what are you grateful?

For what are you concerned?

Who needs you today?

Next Week’s Bible Readings  Mar, 14 - 20,  2 Cor. 1-6

Texts:  1 Cor 5:1-26:1-8, 12; 7; 8 1 Cor. 9:19-23;  1 Cor. 10:23,24

IN A NUTSHELL:  Opinions— everyone has one! It’s from where you got it and what you do with it that matters.  Paul says “Even though I am a free man with no master, I have become a slave to all people to bring many to Christ.” Elsewhere he said, “It isn’t my responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning.”  Also, “When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.” Then, “Three things will last forever– faith, hope and love– and the greatest of these is love.

 ICE BREAKER   Can you recall a firmly held opinion that you finally had to change.  What/who convinced you?.

 HIS WORD

1. Skim through 1 & 2 Corinthians.  Make a list of all the various topics Paul addresses about which you see differing opinions?  Put a star by those topics that are relevant today.

2. Are there some texts that Paul seems a little “wishy-washy” on his convictions?  1 Cor.  7:6, 12, 25-28; 9::19-22; 10:25-30;

3. What seems to be the core principles upon which Paul bases his opinions, shares his convictions and does his work? 1 Cor. 1:18-22; 2:2-5; 4:14-15; 7:10, 25-26; 9:19; 10:31-33; 14:1;  16:13; 2 Cor. 1:12-14; 4:1-2,18; 5:16; 6:8; 8:20-21

YOUR WORLD

1. Judging by the way you think through and promote your opinions how can you say you want truth more than you want your own way?

2. Do you argue as if you would rather win the debate or win the relationship?

SMALL PIECES

1.  How many relationships have become irreparable because you have given up trying to see from someone else’s perspective? 

BIG PICTURE

1. How would your heart and mind need to be changed in order to live like Paul, “For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them”?

CARE Sheet

016 MOSAIC series and Bible Readings

12 Francis Schaeffer Quotes That Will Challenge the Way You Engage Culture (Relevant Magazine)

Inspired Evidence – a good devotion book for 2016

Timber Lake Christian Church Website

Timber Lake Live! (simulcast)

Timber Lake’s past videos (Vimeo)