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Conversion: "Disciples, Not Decisions"

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This week's outline:

Conversion:

“Distinct, Not Designed”


“The biblical doctrine of conversion…teaches that churches should be distinct, not designed.” – Michael Lawrence

A Distinct Community


2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1

The Church of God should… 


Live different. 

Love different. 

Look different. 

GOING DEEPER:

S.P.E.c.K. inductive Bible study MEthod

As we move into the summer and transition out of this season of community groups it is important to stay dedicated to continuing to dig into scripture on your own beyond the Sunday service.  Below is an inductive Bible study method called the S.P.E.C.K. method. This is to encourage and help you better comprehend and understand the truth and application of scripture in your life.  


Read 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1 and work through the S.P.E.C.K. method below:

Sins to Avoid

Make a list of any sins – wrong actions, attitudes or thoughts – mentioned in the passage. These are the things to avoid in your life. 

Promises to Claim

Make a list of all the promises in this passage. Promises give us confidence when we doubt God or face difficult times. So take them to heart and believe what they say.  

Examples to Follow

What examples do you find in the passage? Is there a right way of thinking or acting described in the passage that you should take as an example for your life? Write it down. 

Commands to Obey

Write out all the commands you find. If a passage encourages you to take a certain action, take it as a command and write it down.  

Knowledge of God to Apply

What does this passage teach us about God? God’s character shines throughout the Bible as an example for us. How does this apply to your life?