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Lay Down Your Triggers: a small-group session


For this session, you’ll need…. • a DVD of the movie Fried Green Tomatoes. (Note: You can still have the discussion without viewing the clip, but it’s a good way to set the mood/get everyone relaxed.) Cue the movie to … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Ambition


Recently we’ve explored how we build ourselves up through our “doing.” This week is more about the “triggers” that lure us into that kind of thinking. Our circumstances are one such set of triggers. Our own passions, and personal ambitions, … Continue reading

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Ambition and Its Discontents


Ambition is a tricky thing. It can be the “divine discontent” that drives us to accomplish great things for God, or it can be… well, we’ve all seen what it can be. And as a result, many of us don’t … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Triggers: a small-group session


The pre-reading for this (should you choose to do so) is easy—just scroll down, then work your way back up. The relevant entries are as follows: Lay Down Your Circumstances Lay Down Your Ambition Lay Down Your Boundaries Lay Down … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Ambition: the fuller version


Last week we explored how we build ourselves up by the things we do. This week is more about the “triggers” that lure us into that kind of thinking. Our circumstances are one set of triggers. Our own passions, and … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Ambitions — a few fragments


In his book The Spiritual Man, Watchman Nee points out, “The enemy well knows how we need our mind to attend the spirit so that we may walk by the spirit. Thus he frequently induces us to overuse it that … Continue reading

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