Pants On Fire

The Forge | Pants on Fire Part 6

June 15, 2022 • Kyle Bennett • Genesis 2:16–17, Genesis 2:25, Genesis 3:1–6, Matthew 15:8, John 4:39

THE BEGINNING Genesis 2:16-17 Genesis 2:25 “And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.” Genesis 3:1-6 Genesis 3:10 “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.” JESUS LOOKS AT THE HEART AND IS AFTER OUR HEARTS Matthew 15:8 “This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.” Matthew 15:18-20 Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Luke 18:22-23 THE POWER OF TESTIMONY John 4:39 ANTIDOTES TO SIN The Light – 1 John 1:5-7 Being in a Group with Others James 5:16 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” The Armor of God – Ephesians 6:12-17 Discussion Questions Put yourself in the shoes of the rich young man. If Jesus were here, what would he ask you to give up and follow him? (Luke 18:22-23, Full Story Luke 18:18-27) Have you ever experienced the power of testimony? Whether it’s from sharing your testimony or from hearing someone else’s testimony? (John 4:39) Is there anything in your life that needs to come from the darkness into the light? (1 John 1:5-7)

The Forge | Pants on Fire Part 5

June 8, 2022 • Ben Pickthorn • Colossians 3:23, Luke 10:2

Lie 4 - What I do doesn’t matter. I couldn’t possibly make a lasting impact on the Kingdom "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men” (Colossians 3:23, NIV) The Exchange Rate Deception - P- programming (lead to) T- thoughts (lead to) F- feelings (lead to) A- action (lead to) R- results (solidify) Ways to Use Work for Kingdom Impact What you do Is part of God's broader purpose on Earth. Be all in with your heart and hands (see verse at top of page). What you do Imitates the nature of God. Abide In His presence so Fruit of His Spirit creates an essence of Christ In your workplace. Find ways to love others through your work. Speak the gospel to those you are working with. If compensated through your work, give generously & joyfully from the first fruits. "And he said to them, 'The harvest Is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers Into his harvest.'" (Luke 10:2) Discussion Questions Do you believe what you do matters? Don't hide the lie If It Is there. Put Jesus to work. Where is your mission field? Are you currently tending the crops of that field? Are you all In or holding back? How do you partner with God In helping you with this

The Forge | Pants on Fire Part 4

June 1, 2022 • Bob Kanyer

1. Exchange a lie for the truth. Why- How- 2. Break down this lie to shine truth "earn/worthy" what does He say? discipline & other pertinent truths 3. Apply it. Practice session Jesus, what's the lie I'm believing about ________? what do I do with lies, Jesus? Break partnership/reliance offer/exchange declare it, repeat other helps... Discussion Questions Am I interested in walking out my calling in Him? Do I believe I can? What does He say? Father, what do YOU say about me in this regard? Jesus, in what ways do I aim to "earn" Your grace, solo style? is "this material", this partnering with You regular "for me"? 1. Doing the exchange is easy, right? What is required to walk it out? 2. Can I do this alone? 3. Where do I start? 4. Where does Holy Spirit fit in here? 5. What's next?

The Forge | Pants on Fire Part 3

May 25, 2022 • Ben Pickthorn • Luke 6:38, Genesis 3:9, Mark 4:38–40, Malachi 3:10

Things were going our way, we trusted. Things got tricky, trust slipped away. "Where are you?" He answered, " I hear you In the garden, and I was afraid..." (Genesis 3:9,10) "Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?" And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!http://...he said to them, "Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?" (Mark 4:38-40) What's the difference between Tithe and Offering? Tithe- Genesis 14:19-20 "Every tenth of the land's produce, grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord." (Leviticus 27:30) '"Test me In this, says the Lord Almighty, "and see If I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store It."' (Malachi 3:10) Offering- "Give, and it will be given to you; a good measure-pressed down, shaken together, and running over - will be poured into your lap." (Luke 6:38) "If we have sown spiritual things for you, Is It too much If we reap material benefits from you?" (1 Corinthians 9:11) First Fruits- "Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine." (Proverbs 3:9,10) Discussion Questions In what areas do you need to start (or return to) trusting God more? What Is the best way for you to be encouraged and/or encourage others to trust God when there seems to be so many reasons to distrust? Where are your treasures and how are you sharing God's blessings?

The Forge | Pants on Fire Part 2

May 18, 2022 • Jeff Munro • 1 Peter 4:10, 1 Thessalonians 5:16–17, John 16:13, Hebrews 10:24–25

In this week’s episode our communicator, Jeff Munro, unpacks the lie the deceiver tries to trick us with that our faith is good enough right where it is at. In this lie, the attempt is to get people off course of having a deeper, fuller relationship with Jesus and fully stepping into all that God has for us. As Jesus followers, we are called to step into the fullness of a deepening relationship with Christ. The author of the lie: SATAN "…because there is NO truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies." (John 8:44) The audience: THE CHURCH What to do instead- Practice makes: IMPROVEMENT Devote yourself to: HEARING the Word of God (John 16:13) Devote yourself to the: LIFE of the church. (Hebrews 10:24-25) Devote yourself to: COMMUNITY (1 Peter 4:10) Devote yourself to: PRAYER (1 Thessalonians 5:16-17) Discussion Questions Where do I need to “resume living” my life? How does the patience of Jesus impact any struggles we experiencing? How might we encourage someone who is in a season of waiting?

The Forge | Pants on Fire Part 1

May 11, 2022 • Brian Oliver • 2 Corinthians 5:17, Psalm 103:12, Hebrews 8:12, Romans 8:39, Ephesians 1:4–5

Wikipedia:The past is the set of all events that occurred before a given point in time. The past is contrasted with and defined by the present and the future. Merriam – Webster: A past life, history, or course of action. The difference between guilt and shame. ·Guilt is a sense of remorse and the desire to make amends; Shame is the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing we are flawed and unworthy of acceptance and belonging. ·Guilt overcome by the conviction of God’s spirit is encouraging because it leads to repentance; Guilt held onto weighs you down, is spiritually crippling, and leads to Shame. How Satan uses shame against you. ·Satan will say you are unforgivable, but God will delight in your redemption (Romans 3:23-24). ·Satan will tell us repentance is not possible. God encourages us to change and grow (2 Corinthians 5:17) ·Satan is the Accuser. God is our Advocate (Psalm 103:12; Hebrews 8:12) Declarations the Liar doesn’t want to hear you say. 1. God loves me (Romans 8:39) ·Believing that God love you is foundational for believing the rest of God’s promises 2. God chose me (Ephesians 1:4-5) ·Despite the good, the bad, and the ugly, God still chose to adopt you into His family 3. God will use me (Ephesians 2:10) ·Don’t let the voice of “look what you’ve one”, “you’re too this or that” disqualify you Know that your wounds, your past, and your weaknesses – when surrendered to God – are actually what God uses powerfully in His service. 1 Thessalonians 5:9-11 – For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 1. Do you believe you have done something unforgivable, or have you done something that you still need to forgive yourself for? 2. Who do you say, the world say, and God say you are? 3. Do you believe that God can use you? 4. Whose lives can you speak into to help them forgive themselves and see themselves as God does?