A SPIRIT CAFÉ DISCUSSION GUIDE
1. Welcome and introduce newcomers to the café
2. Open with a prayer for God’s guidance and presence
3. Ask everyone if they heard Sunday’s message.
October 17, 2021
STANDING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS
In our study of Spiritual warfare we have discussed the fact that this struggle takes place within our heart, our mind, our emotion and our will.
God has given powerful spiritual tools that will combat the enemy and empower us to stand strong in this conflict.
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Today we look at the breastplate of righteousness. In the context of this scripture righteousness is a reference to the will or plan of God.What are some of our fears concerning the plan of God?
How do you think our culture has distorted the will of God?
How do you think the enemy tries to poison our thinking about the will of God?Let’s set the record straight about the plan of God.
Three words are used to describe the plan of God for your life
Good, pleasing and perfect
Current running Spirit Cafés (Bible Studies):
— From Sept. thru May, 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 6:30p. Meet at Greg Truesdell’s in Lebanon. For more info. on the Men’s Ministry Spirit Café, contact Brent Jividen.
— Believers meet on various times of the month 6:00p-8:00p. For more info. on this Spirit Café, contact Dannie Glidden.
— WayneLeb meets various times of the month in Lebanon, originally started in Waynesville. 6:30p-8:30p. For more info. on this Spirit Café, contact Christine Bensman.
— Tammy Jennings hosts a Women’s Spirit Cafe twice a month on Monday evenings, 7pm at her home. Contact Tammy for more information.