1). Those that allow themselves to become disconnected, coals away from flame.
AVOID: a. The temptation to miss church, Heb 10:46 b. The temptation to walk alone c. The temptation to try to make the nuclear family more than it was intended to be. Don’t idolize the family. You need the church.
2). Those that allow themselves to be offended, and for bitterness to grow.
UNDERSTAND: - you never have the right to be offended. - that trust is earned, but also given - that survival is not the main agenda, protecting yourself is not the main thing. Laying down your life is.
3). Those that take lightly the call to pray, to be OF prayer.
AVOID: - Letting prayer slip down the priority scale. It should be the most important thing you do in your personal life, and it should be the most important thing we do in our corporate life.
4). Those that refuse to let the deep healing, restorative work of the Spirit into their lives.
UNDERSTAND: - character development is much higher on God’s scale of importance, than fruitfulness, or gifting, etc. etc. - you should brace yourself for a complete makeover. - nothing, 1) what life has thrown at you, 2) what your personality is, 3) what your religious background is, or anything else, should be a limiter for how you let God move in your life, shaping & transforming you.
5). Those who want more, desiring to take their place in a bigger story, but do not take the warfare seriously.