Lesson 6 of 11
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6 – The Supernatural Offends Natural Thinking

Study Guide

Introduction to the Church’s Mission

  • Summary: The speaker begins by emphasizing the church’s mission, which includes not just gathering for worship but actively participating in ministry and embodying the supernatural in daily life.
  • Main Points:
    • The church’s mission goes beyond traditional services.
    • Members are encouraged to take their spiritual experiences into their everyday lives.

The Supernatural Life and Matthew 14

  • Summary: The speaker discusses the story of Jesus walking on water from Matthew 14, using it as an example of stepping into the supernatural.
  • Main Points:
    • The story of Peter walking on water is highlighted as an example of faith.
    • Emphasis on believers stepping into their supernatural calling.
  • Scripture: Matthew 14:22-33

Dealing with Fear and Embracing the Supernatural

  • Summary: The speaker addresses the need for Christians to not fear or be ashamed of the supernatural aspects of their faith.
  • Main Points:
    • Encouragement to embrace the supernatural without fear.
    • A call to not water down the message of the gospel to make it more palatable.

The Offense of Faith to the Natural Mind

  • Summary: A discussion on how faith can seem foolish or offensive to the non-spiritual mind.
  • Main Points:
    • Faith often contradicts natural reasoning.
    • The importance of not relying solely on physical evidence but trusting in the unseen.
  • Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:14, Romans 8:7

The Power of Renewing the Mind

  • Summary: Emphasis on the importance of renewing the mind according to God’s word.
  • Main Points:
    • The transformation of life through the renewal of the mind.
    • Encouragement to align thoughts with God’s principles rather than worldly views.

Wisdom and Faith

  • Summary: Discusses the connection between wisdom, faith, and awe of God.
  • Main Points:
    • True wisdom begins with the fear of the Lord.
    • Distinguishing between worldly wisdom and faith-based wisdom.
  • Scripture: Proverbs 9:10, 1 Corinthians 2:5

Overcoming Dignity to Experience the Supernatural

  • Summary: The speaker encourages believers to let go of their need for dignity to fully experience God’s power.
  • Main Points:
    • The supernatural often conflicts with human dignity.
    • The story of Cain and Abel used to illustrate true worship and sacrifice.
  • Scripture: Genesis 4:3-5 (implied context)

The Importance of a Renewed Perspective

  • Summary: Stresses the need for believers to change their perspective, especially in difficult times.
  • Main Points:
    • Encouragement to praise God even in storms.
    • Changing one’s perspective is crucial for experiencing God’s power.

God’s Ever-Presence in Our Lives

  • Summary: Highlights the belief that God is ever-present, even in tough situations.
  • Main Points:
    • God is always present, even when not physically seen or felt.
    • God’s presence is not limited to church settings but extends to all areas of life.
  • Scripture: Deuteronomy 31:6, Psalms 139:5-8, Ezekiel 48 (Jehovah Shama)

Conclusion and Call to Action

  • Summary: The speaker concludes with a call to action for the congregation to step out in faith and embrace their God-given calling.
  • Main Points:
    • Encouragement to accept divine appointments and be agents of change.
    • Affirmation of the congregation’s role as “world changers” through faith and action.