1)Listen to the Podcast
2)GG Questions 09/23/2018
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: The Problem 1 Sam 15:7-24
1. Stuck: Have you gone through seasons in your Christian life when you felt stuck? A man once reflected, ‘I have been a Christian for 22 years, but I think I’m only a 1 year old Christian! I’ve just been reliving year one again and again…” Can you relate to him?
2. Symptoms of Unhealthy Spirituality: Pastor Jonathan discussed ten symptoms of unhealthy spirituality. Work through each of these until you can explain them to a baby Christian. Which one or two symptoms are most relevant in your life today? (it is okay if this question takes a majority of your time! We are laying important groundwork here…)
3. King Saul: Read 1 Samuel 15:12, 24, 30. Which of the above symptoms did King Saul exhibit? What might have been going on beneath the surface of Saul’s life (iceberg) that he was unaware of? What positive steps could Saul have taken to become aware of his own iceberg and hear God in his situation? What might be one positive step for you?
4. Balance :The diagram below provides an illustration of a spiritual life where our activity (our doing) is out of balance with our contemplative life (our inner life with Jesus). Draw your own diagram to illustrate how your doing compares to your being . What might be one or two simple steps you can take toward beginning to slow down your life and balance your two circles?