Oct 24 2023 From Thought to Action: Chapter 22
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KEY QUOTES from Chapter 22: A Worldview
A worldview is the sum total of our values, beliefs, preference, and prejudices that determine how we view life, process information, form judgments, and make decisions.
According to George Barna’s research, the percentage of Bible-professing Christians who view the world from a non-Christian worldview is astoundingly high.
If the worldview – the basic assumptions – of most church-going adults and teens barely differs from the worldview of popular culture, we cannot expect their behavior to be any different.
- So, what are your assumptions about the world? Be honest, be clear!
- Do these match with some of your basic assumptions?
- God is the all-knowing, all-powerful Creator of the universe who still rules the universe today.
- When Jesus Christ was on earth, he lived a sinless life.
- Satan is not just a symbol of evil, but is a real, living entity.
- A person cannot earn eternal salvation by being good or doing good things for other people; salvation is the free gift of God.
- Every person who believes in Jesus Christ has a personal responsibility to share his or her faith in Him with people who believe differently.
- The Bible is totally accurate in all that it teaches.
- What else would you add to this list?
PRAY: We have a tendency to overcomplicate things – especially our prayers! One way to simplify your prayer life is to pick two phrases or truths from scripture and attach them to your breath pattern. As you inhale, internally say the 1st phrase. As you exhale, say the 2nd phrase. This is from Psalm 143,
INHALE: I hear Your lovingkindness this morning
EXHALE: on You I lean and in You I trust
INHALE: Show me where I should walk
EXHALE: I am surrendered to You
MEMORIZE: Take this week to memorize Philippians 1:23-24 with your household. Write it on a sticky note to place on your car dashboard, your bathroom mirror, or wherever you will view it often.
Philippians 1:23-24 “I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.”
WORSHIP: Listen to this song called Captain by Hillsong Worship.
Who is someone that you think sees the world differently than you? Why do you think they see the world differently than you?
- Make Colored Glasses to help kids understand that your worldview is the way you view the world. Depending on what color lens you are wearing, everything you look at will change and be affected by that.
- Play I Spy to help discuss what is it like to try to look for what the other person sees.
How do you shape a biblical worldview?
- It all goes back to Jesus. Read through the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) and watch how Jesus operates. Ask Him how to do the same in your life.
- The Bible is absolute truth. Stop trying to argue against it and instead yield to its truth.
- Remember, every issue in life will be impacted by your worldview. Is your worldview shaped by the Bible or the culture around you?
That’s it for Chapter 22!
Now…go! And make disciples!