Train – Part 1 – Eating Healthy
Sermon by Greg MacRobbie – Sunday, May 17, 2020
How do we become spiritually fit? What’s the right food for our spirit?
Life Group Study Guide – From May 17, 2020
Rise above: Powerlessness
Come join in!
You are invited to connect virtually to Life Group Live on Wednesdays @ 7pm. Find us on YouTube or on the Brookside Facebook page. Let’s dig deeper with our online family! Bring your questions and insights!
1. What do you think of the idea of comparing Bible reading and application to eating healthy?
2. For people who claim to believe and follow biblical teaching, why do so many spend so little time reading and reflecting on the bible?
3. Read 2 Timothy 3:16-17. Here, the apostle Paul is teaching Timothy, his protégé, the value of consistently taking in what the Bible says and digesting it well. He highlights three benefits:
- It teaches us to understand and live out the truth (see 2 Timothy 2:15)
- It teaches us to what is right and avoid what is wrong (see 1 Timothy 4:7-8; Hebrews 5:11-14; John 17:17).
- It prepares us to do good rather than evil or simply ‘not doing’ good (see 1 Corinthians 9:23-27).
Everybody wants (and often assumes) to know what is true, right, and good. How valuable is it to have God’s perspective on these?
We live in an increasingly relativistic culture. The bible often deals in absolutes – right and wrong, true and false, good and bad… how do you handle this tension?
4. Just like eating healthy for the body, if we are going to eat healthy spiritually, we’ve got to do a few things:
- Commit the time, put it in your calendar as a regular repeating appointment
- Find a plan that helps you pray, read, and reflect (journaling helps)
- Stick with it (doing it with others helps a lot)
Talk about your personal experience… the blessings and challenges of each of these.
Which of these do you need to step up your game on? Or would you appreciate more support in?
What is God saying to you from His Word? What are you going to do about it?