How does (could be Jesus) feeding the people with bread and water have any reference to “Spiritual Growth?” Theology On Tap 25 September (7:00pm) @ the Olympic Tavern (share bible references)

For discussion:

1. Do you think that this hurricane in the Carolinas was water from God? A natural disaster, is God telling us something?
2. From the forum Sunday, it was shared that the water could represent chaos. What do we all think?
3. Most of your body is water…. how does the “spring of living water” fit in?
4. What do you think about the bread…is it the bread of life?

15 thoughts on “How does (could be Jesus) feeding the people with bread and water have any reference to “Spiritual Growth?” Theology On Tap 25 September (7:00pm) @ the Olympic Tavern (share bible references)

  1. Spiritual growth definition
    Definition: Spiritual Growth. Spiritual formation is the growth and development of the whole person by an intentional focus on one’s (1) spiritual and interior life, (2) interactions with others in ordinary life, and the spiritual practices (prayer, the study of scripture, fasting, simplicity, solitude, confession, worship, etc.).
    Definition: Spiritual Growth
    http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Definition_Spiritual_Growth.html

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    1. I like the definition of interaction with others. This kind of leads to the position of a Mentor. You just want to do good, lawful, and truthful things. You would hope that other people might want to be like you, if you ARE living a spiritual life. It goes back to the Air Jordon basketball shoe with “be like Mike”

      Bottom line: set a good example for people to follow

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    2. Bread and water are both a necessity in our lives. They are in my opinion, God and Jesus. A metaphor that keeps us alive. Lacking any of these makes me hollow. The holy Spirit then completes our lives filling our whole body with growth and compassion.

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  2. Doing my daily Bible reading….on 7 July the book/chapter of Luke 9-10 was reviewed. Now, either go read my synopsis or read the chapters privately. Here the Lord appointed 70 more people to move from house to house spreading the good news. The 70 returned and were joyful. Now, what are we (LCGS) going to do? Is it a people thing (business), or is it a spiritual thing by spreading the good news? I think ITS THIS SPIRIT THING. Thus, financial difficulties will occur! More discussion please.

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  3. I’m thinking; what could the LCGS have done to improve the annual ice cream social? For me, who made a quick visit, everything looked great! This is such an excellent opportunity too to share the goodness of the SPIRIT. Please send me some feedback.

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  4. To have “Spiritual Growth”, is going to any class that provides scripture and discussion. It is sharing of idea that everyone wants to give their thoughts on a subject that they are talking about, It’s wherever they meet to discuss God’s Word. It doesn’t have to be in a church. It can be in a home, restaurant, park, anywhere. It’s an education with God’s Spirit in it.

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  5. Was having a memorial lunch with Pastor Dan who preaches at 3 parishes in Southern Wisconsin. Asking him this question he told me it’s just building a better relationship with God. This could be done by prayer and/or published Christian writings. We will discuss more tonight 8/28 at the Olympic. Be there by 6:50pm for your tavern taco!!

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  6. From reading Ezekiel; it reads Water was flowing from the temple (coming out the South side). The water became a river. Wherever the water goes there will be life. Oh, this is like the “wheel in the sky”. I interpret this that Gods spirit runs through the church (temple) and if you follow the spirit it will allow you to grow and harvest vegetables/fruits. If this water is not fresh it will not support life! Please reply……

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  7. From John 3:5

    Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. So does that mean the spirit is part of water? Climate change is causing much water to enter my basement. I don’t think the Holy Spirit is with this water!

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  8. From: https://bible.org/seriespage/what-does-it-take-grow

    We will focus on the Seven Basic Habits every Christian needs to develop in order to grow to spiritual maturity. My goal is to…
    Equip you with the skills you need to begin these habits
    Explain the tools you need to continue these habits.
    1. In order to grow we need to eat—The Bible
    2. In order to grow we need to breathe—Prayer
    3. In order to grow we need good spiritual hygiene—Confession of sin
    4. In order to grow we need a caring family—Fellowship
    5. In order to grow we need regular exercise—Service
    6. In order to grow we need protection—Temptation
    7. In order to grow we need to give—Stewardship

    tell me what you think?

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  9. This comment relates to the second lesson that was read in church (September 2nd) from the book of James. “Is faith without works dead?” If this is true, what about OUR spirit?

    someone please start some dialog!

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  10. After to forum meeting yesterday, my thinking was questioned that one person thought that the water in the beginning was a sign of chaos. That sort of brings me to thinks of he hurricane in the Carolinians . I always thought that water was the beginning of life… please, let’s discuss the 25th.

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