Living The Kingdom of God Lifestyle
Journey From Religion to Relationship
Growing as a group in the gospel of the kingdom
INTRODUCTION & INDEX To Kingdom Growth Guides
Kingdom Growth Guides are for assisting individuals and small groups to move toward thekingdom lifestyle. These session guides for growing as a group in the gospel of the kingdomare loosely based on the book "Overcoming Life On A Small Planet", which
was written inthe late 1980s and is yet a useful tool for moving toward the reality of the kingdom of Godlifestyle. The Kingdom Growth Guides are updated from the Overcoming Life book andfocused on the current transition from religion to relationship. This is a Journey that we allare yet seeking to complete. Using the Overcoming Life book “Overcoming Life 3” bookincluded on the CD will provide additional information and illustrations to use with theKingdom Growth Guides.
These guides are NOT intended to be a lesson plan for a teaching.They are intended as a guide to be administered by the Holy Spirit according to Hisleading for each specific group.
The material should help spawn many questions anddiscussions leading to the experience of the ministry of the Holy Spirit bringing life changes.There should probably always be a spoken invitation for the Holy Spirit to come and to doHis work in each session. For most groups the Holy Spirit will probably lead into seasons of discussion and seasons of quietly waiting before God allowing time for the Holy Spirit tominister to and speak to individuals. And there may be seasons of formal prayer especiallyprayer as a group in receiving and applying the word and ministry that has come forth. LetChrist by the Holy Spirit be the only head joined to the group.
Recommended usage in small groups
Print copies of Kingdom Growth Guides. Hand out copies for the next meeting to be readand meditated before the next meeting. Come together and ask God to reveal truth andmake it alive in our hearts. Ask the Holy Spirit to take full charge of the meeting and followHis leading. Take as much time as needed on each Kingdom Growth Guide. It is notnecessary to spend only one meeting on each guide.
Recommended usage for individuals
Print a copy of the Kingdom Growth Guide. In your quiet time ask the Holy Spirit to revealtruth and make it alive in your heart. Consider only one guide at the time and take time tomeditate and allow the Holy Spirit work in your heart.My intention is to make myself available to answer questions or discuss situations by email.Feel free to contact me by email any time. Response will normally be within a day. Sendemail to:firstname.lastname@example.org.