Spiritual Practice of the Week: BIO Exercise (WEEK 3)

“BIO” comes from the original Greek word, “bios” which is synonymous with “life”. For the duration of this message series, Touch of Heaven, we will use those three letters as guideposts in our spiritual practice of the week.

B = “Before God” Meet with Him personally through prayer and His word to enjoy His presence, receive His direction, and follow His will.
I = “In Community” Connect in safe relationships that provide love, support transparency, challenge, and accountability.
O = “On Mission” Cultivate a mindset to live out Jesus’ love for others through service at home, work, neighborhood, and church.

Get a journal or notepad out and get ready for a fruitful connection time with God. Listen. Watch. Pray. Ask. Seek. Soak. Write down your thoughts and prayers:

B = “Before God

  • Read 2 Peter 3:9-13.
  • What can we learn from this passage about the Lord’s return and the establishment of the New Heaven and the New Earth?
  • Read 1 Corinthians 15:35-58.
  • From this passage, make a list of some of the qualities/descriptions of our glorified body.
  • Why is Jesus referred to as the “last Adam”? (You might have to have someone look it up in a commentary online)

I = “In Community”

  • Pastor Mark said that in Heaven we will have total and complete satisfaction. A lot of the things we struggle with in this life, we won’t struggle with in Heaven. What is one thing in your life or past that you are glad you won’t have to deal with in Heaven?

O = “On Mission”

  • In 2 Peter 3, the Bible says God is patient towards mankind “not wishing any to perish, but for all to come to repentance.” What other verses can you think of that portray God’s compassion and love for unbelievers?
  • Read 1 Corinthians 15:58. Why does Paul connect teaching about the glorified body to a challenge to give ourselves fully to the work of the Lord?
  • (referring back to 1 Corinthians 15:35-58). Verses 54-56 speak of Christ’s victory over death, and therefore OUR victory over death. Is there someone you know that is going through a time of grief or loss that could use the encouragement of this passage? Send them a card or an email and share these verses with them.