Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Continuing on in Confession -

As Jeremy lead us in our last time together we began to talk about confession. As something we have practiced before, I think our goal in these discussions is to say how can we go deeper and how can we carry a life of confession into ministry with us, teaching those we may be privileged to disciple.

This week, we'll discuss the 22 questions of the Holy Club and what if any relevance they have for today. Please come fully prepared to give an account for each
question...in detail...ok, in my own conviction of probably 19 of the 22, we'll talk more about them than where we are with them right now. Really, though, I encourage you to read through each question before coming together on Wednesday.

Let's pray come Holy Spirit and see where He takes us.

The 22 Convictions, I mean, Holy Club Questions -

1.Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than I really am? In other words, am I a hypocrite?
2.Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate?
3.Do I confidentially pass on to another what was told to me in confidence?
4.Can I be trusted?

5.Am I a slave to dress, friends, work, or habits?
6.Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying?
7.Did the Bible live in me today?

8.Do I give it time to speak to me everyday?
9.Am I enjoying prayer?
10.When did I last speak to someone else about my faith?

11.Do I pray about the money I spend?

12.Do I get to bed on time and get up on time?

13.Do I disobey God in anything?

14.Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is uneasy?

15.Am I defeated in any part of my life?

16.Am I jealous, impure, critical, irritable, touchy, or distrustful?

17.How do I spend my spare time?
Are Jeremy and Ryan studs?
18.Am I proud?
19.Do I thank God that I am not as other people, especially as the Pharisees who despised the publican?

20.Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold a resentment toward or disregard? If so, what am I doing about it?

21.Do I grumble or complain constantly?

22.Is Christ real to me?

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