We will finish chapter three in this installment of our discussion with my book, Sonshift: Everything Changes in the Father’s Embrace.”
As before, I will start with a brief overview of the section of the book, then invite you to respond to some or all of these questions, or give additional comments on the chapter that my questions don’t address. My only rules are that you’ve actually read the chapter and that your answers are brief. Okay, off we go!
Chapter Three: Disciple Shift (part two)
I define Disciple Shift as our entering into a cooperative journey of discovery and transformation with God. It’s about leaving a transactional relationship where we relate to God according to our own faulty reflection, to where we allow Him to walk right in the middle of our deepest darkness and pain and transform us so that we see Him, ourselves, and others the same way He sees us.
In this section of the chapter, we move from identifying our faulty constructs about God and narcissistic relationship with Him, to entering into the discovery phase with God where “we are the participants, and everything going on inside of us is fair game.” (p.79)
The following discussion questions cover pages 73-85 (Kindle loc. 1120-1365).
- Why is discovering what’s going on inside of you important to breaking free from a transactional relationship with God?
- The author says that the only thing that complicates our life is still having something to protect. What does that mean to you?
- What is the danger of coming to Christ to escape hell, tribulation, or trouble? How might this get in the way of this relational process to bring about our transformation?
- How would you explain living a soul-led life versus living a spirit-led life?
- According to this chapter, what is the process of knowing the truth? How is the truth being relational different than it being informational?
- How is seeing the right image (“right mirror”) of ourselves in Christ different than our self-reflected image? How does this bring real freedom in our lives?
Again, you can comment on all or just some of the questions. If these questions didn’t address something you think is important, please add it in your comments. If you would like to make any comments offline, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Now, it’s your turn!