HU Family Bible Study “Walking & Talking with JESUS” Feb. 22, 2019
TRANSFORMED (How God Changes Us)- Rick Warren (adapted)
Over the past four weeks, I have learned what God’s Word says about how I can be transformed in my S_________________, P__________________, M____________, and E__________________ Health.
Last week I learned that God wants to “…heal my broken h__________ and bandage my wounds.” (Ps 147:3) He wants to use my hurts to help me become more like J___________. He wants to share my hurt with me. Jesus said, “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” (Matt 11:28)
The five R’s of Emotional Health:
1-R_____________/Admit my feelings to Jesus, myself, and another person.
2-R_________________/Forgive people who hurt me.
3-R____________________ wrong thoughts about myself with God’s truth about me.
4-R_______________ on the future.
5-R______________________ to help others.
I was challenged to add the five R’s to my habits for good Spiritual, Physical and Mental Health over the week as I walk and talk with Jesus. Which habits do you remember? How are you doing with them?
Jesus also wants me to be TRANSFORMED IN MY RELATIONAL HEALTH. The Bible has a lot to say about how to build healthy friendships. “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” (1Peter 4:8) (*MEMORY VERSE*)
I need to choose friends who will:
1-C_____________________ me mentally. “He who walks with the wise grows wise.” (Prov 13:20)
2-S_____________________ me emotionally. “Bear one another’s burdens.” (Gal. 6:2)
3-S_____________________ me spiritually. “Encourage one another and build each other up.” (1Thes. 5:11)
Question: Do I have a friend like this?
If not, where can I find that kind of friend?
Answer: By being that kind of friend.
8 Ways I Can Be that Kind of Friend:
1-Get interested in other p__________________. “Unfriendly people care only about themselves.” (Prov 18:1)
Care about others as well as yourself. (Phil 2:4)
2-Don’t be a c_____________________. “Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure children of God.” (Phil 2:14) In everything & everyone, always try to find the positive.
3-Be a good l_______________. “Be quick to listen and slow to speak.” (James 1:19) Remember: God gave you two ears but only one mouth.
4-Accept people un____________________. “Accept one another…just as Christ accepted you.” (Rom 15:7) “A friend loves at all times...” (Prov 17:17) What is unconditional acceptance & love?
5-Help people feel s_______________________. “Honor one another above yourselves.” (Rom 12:10) We need to build each other up with approval and affirmation.
6-Be s____________________________. “Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.” (Rom 12:15)
7-Stick with them in t_____________ times. “There are ‘friends’ who pretend to be friends, but t there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” (Prov 18:24)
8-Share Jesus C____________ with them. Jesus tells us to, “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” (Luke 6:31) Who told you about Jesus? Are you glad they did? We need to do the same by sharing the “good news” with a friend.
What is the “good news”/gospel??
The “good news” is that God l___________ me so much that He gave His only Son Jesus to d_____ on the cross to save me from my sin and selfishness, become my best f___________, and live forever in heaven with me. My part is to a_______________, b____________________, and c___________________.
Jesus is the only perfect friend that loves me unconditionally, accepts me just as I am, n__________ leaves me, is always there for me, completely understands everything I go through, and takes me to live with Him forever in h______________. His friendship is an amazing gift. Jesus is the most important friend I can ever have and the only way to experience a truly healthy abundant l_______.
Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6)
TRANSFORMED-WORD BANK “Walking and Talking with JESUS”
heart Physical die Jesus Support loved believe people life Challenge friend listener admit choose heaven Mental Christ Reveal tough Refocus Emotional Strengthen transformed never Replace complainer Spiritual Release significant not sympathetic Reach-out unconditionally
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” (1Peter 4:8) (*MEMORY VERSE*)