When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid . – Mark 5:15 (NIV)
Disciples In Motion is designed to help anyone with anything that interferes with their walk with God. Many of our addictions, dysfunctions, or problems are rooted in our faulty thinking. Today, I will share the second hallmark: Working a Scripture-based Program. Working a Scripture-based Program: With our second hallmark, we call members to bring a scripture-based program to the Disciples In Motion meetings. Why? The Bible is very clear that much of our dysfunctional behavior is rooted in our thinking (Ephesians 4:17-24). Jesus wants to get us back to a “right mind.” We need truth. 1) Satan is a liar. That’s who he is – a liar. In John 8, the Bible refers to Satan as a liar and that his native language is lying. It is who he is, what he does, and how he operates. So all of us have been lied to. It is Satan’s #1 method of getting us off track. He lies to us about our identity, the consequences of sin, our futures, and even the power of the cross. 2) We come to believe and live by his lies. If we’re honest with ourselves, we must admit that we’ve not only believed some of his lies but have structured our lives by his lies. Many times the dysfunction we find ourselves in is based around falsehood, distortions, and maladaptive thinking – lies. Ask yourself, “What lies do I believe?” 3) A Scripture-based program clears up the lies. How do we identify and untangle ourselves from these lies? The scriptures! Along with the Scriptures, finding books that lead us through our specific issues with God’s truth will indeed set us free. At Disciples In Motion, we help members find a program – a book, online program, counseling – whatever connects them to freedom and then encourage them to use it throughout the week. At our meetings many share the exciting truths that bring freedom. Next week, we will discuss our third hallmark: Engaging a Mentor.
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