Into the Mystic
By Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas teaches from John 15:1-17 on our responsibility to daily make space for God and what we can expect to experience in our interior lives as a result.
Into the Mystic
By Dave Lomas

Everyday Mystic: Abiding in Christ (09.09.18)

Opening Prayer & Silence 

Have one person open the group in prayer, and then sit in 5 minutes of silence with God. 

Understanding Abiding 

Read these verses about abiding in Christ and life in the Spirit (John 15:1-17; Galatians 5:13-26; Luke 6:43-45) and discuss:

A Tree is Known by its Fruit

Take 10 minutes to prayerfully journal on your phone or in a notebook with these reflection prompts. The reflection will help you observe the fruit of the Spirit in your life and draw you into abiding in Jesus.

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Split into groups of 2-3 people, discuss, and pray:

At next week’s group, we will have a chance to share about our time meditating, praying, and abiding in Jesus. So consider keeping notes or a journal to share.

Closing Prayer

Our city is named after St. Francis, and it’s our hope as a church to live into our spiritual heritage sovereignly laid out by God. Let’s close by praying the prayer of St. Francis aloud together:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace 
Where there is hatred, let me sow love 
Where there is injury, pardon 
Where there is doubt, faith 
Where there is despair, hope 
Where there is darkness, light 
And where there is sadness, joy
O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console 
To be understood as to understand 
To be loved as to love
For it is in giving that we receive 
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned 
And it’s in dying that we are born to eternal life