Josh j Smith

Small talk
May 25, 2010, 7:38 pm
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In our small/large group last night we talked about the difficulty of controlling our tongues.  We realized it is hard to do it ourselves, but it is even harder to control the tongue that is not yours.  Gossip is violent.

We also talked about our identity has changed when we decided to follow Jesus and his kingdom.  Paul encourages us to put off the old self and put on the new self.  That we are clothed in Christ, making the point that we should not identify ourselves as “sinner”  or by the sins we commit.  Nor, should we identify with the “good things” of our culture (i.e. success, fashion, fitness, etc).

I think our small/large group is paving some new trails in our maturing as a community committing to follow the ways of Jesus.  After several months of just eating and talking and taking prayer requests occasionally, we are just getting to the point where we are thinking about going to the next level of intimacy.  I think a lot of us scared because it is unnatural.