I really enjoy being a part of a “Connection” group. Our Wednesday night group, creatively named the “Lewis Group”, has been such a great mix of people over the last two years.
As a part of our study each week, I try and get everyone to think of specific ways to apply to their lives what we are learning about from the Bible. One of our sayings at the Bridge (which I mostly likely borrowed from Rick Warren or some other source) is that “The bible is meant for transformation, not just information.” In other words, the Bible does us precious little good if it isn’t changing our lives in some way.
So here’s the funny part. Our group has had our troubles getting specific about our applications. So we’ve come up with a list of standard answers for when I ask, “So what are we going to do as a result of what we’ve learned tonight?” Here’s the current list:
1. It is what it is.
2. Try Harder.
4. If an angel appears to you and tells you something, believe him or you may go mute for 9 months and a week. (That was our most recent application from our study last week in the first chapter of the book of Luke.)
We may make a “Lewis Connection Group” t-shirt out of all our great applications!