Not Today, Satan: Part 3- Mindset

MICRO CHURCH GUIDE
March 13, 2022
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Baptism
If you’ve given your life to Jesus but haven’t gone public with your story through baptism then it’s time to take that step! Click here and we’ll help you get started.

Child Dedications
The partnership between parents and the Church is vital to families! A few times each year we encourage our families with younger children to commit to this partnership publicly through a special child dedication service. Our next child dedication service will take place later in the month of March. If you would like more information, mark the Child Dedications box on your Connection Card.

MyOneLife - A 4-Week Small Group Experience
If you’d like to learn more about the history, vision & values of our church, discover your personal mission and spiritual gifts, and have opportunities to get involved - then MyOneLife is your next step! MyOneLife is a 4-week small group experience that takes place on Sunday mornings during the 10:45am service in the Meeting Room at each of our campuses. For dates & other information click here.

Join a Volunteer Team
Did you know it takes over a hundred volunteers every week to make a service at OneLife happen at our campuses? So if you haven’t started volunteering, then it’s time to get on the team! From First Impressions & Security, to Kid City, to Production & Worship, to OneLife Students, weekday teams, and more - there’s plenty of opportunities for everyone to serve. Click here to get started!

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GIVE BACK
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SERMON NOTES & DISCUSSION

BOTTOM LINE: What happens on the outside begins with what happens on the inside.

Romans 8:5 NLT
Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit.

Romans 8:5 NIV
5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.

Romans 8:6 NLT
6 So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.

1. My life's direction begins with a choice.

Romans 8:7-9 NLT
7 For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will.
8 That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.
9 But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.)

2. Outward evidence is a result of the choice.

Romans 8:10-11 NLT
10 And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you life because you have been made right with God. 11 The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.

3. Choosing the Spirit brings power.

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Start Talking
When have you had been so invested in something that it became what drove your priorities, thoughts, plans, free time, conversations, etc.? What led you to go all-in on whatever that was? (i.e. the body builder or someone planning a wedding)

Start Thinking

Read Romans 8:5-8. What is the sinful nature/flesh that this and other verses talk about? If you were explaining this to someone who didn't understand, how would you explain it? What are other verses that help explain what this is and means?

Read Romans 8:5 again. The English words "dominated," "controlled," and "minds set" comes from the Greek word phroneo which includes all the makeup of our soul: our thoughts and reasoning, our hearts and affections, our speech, our motives, our intentions, passions, desires, actions, and behavior. What would it be like to be "phroneo" in the sinful nature/flesh? What would it be like to be "phroneo" in the Spirit? How would you explain this to someone else from your experiences?

Start Sharing

Read Romans 8:6 again. When have you experienced a season where the sinful nature/flesh was leading? Looking back on that, what do you see as the outward evidence of this? How did you experience "death" in that situation as a result (separation from God, devastation, destruction, etc.)?

Now think about when you have experienced seasons where the Spirit was what you were led by. Looking back on that, what do you see as the outward evidence of this? How did you experience life and peace in that situation as a result?

Read Romans 8:10-11. Knowing that the same power that raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, how does that give you confidence to follow the Spirit and defeat the enemy? What might you be avoiding that the Spirit is pushing you toward, but knowing His power is in you will give you confidence to take that step?

Start Doing

What does hearing the Spirit's voice in your life sound like or feel like? How can you be more sensitive to and aware of what the Spirit is leading you to do and what the Spirit is speaking to you?

Either take a moment as a micro church to pray and listen, or think about your time with the Spirit over the past week and answer these two questions:

What is the Holy Spirit saying to you or leading you to do?
What are you going to do about it?


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CONNECTION CARDS
Be sure to fill out the online Connection Card to let us know next steps, prayer requests, or other information you'd like to share, Click Here.
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MULTIPLICATION
Share spiritual/missional conversations you've had where you live, work, and play:

  • Who did you have a conversation with that took a spiritual/missional turn this week?
  • What questions did you ask to discover where God is at work in their life, even if they are not aware?
  • How were you able to share your story of life change or how you have experienced Jesus?
  • How can you be intentional this week with people where you live, work, and play to have spiritual/missional conversations if the opportunity arises?
  • Who in your life do you think could be discipleable or open to spiritual/missional conversations?
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WHAT'S NEXT?
Discuss the next step for your micro church. When will we gather again, and which purpose will it fulfill (missions, fellowship/care, growth, worship, multiplication)?

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