Monday, December 13, 2010

improvement.

It has been a little over a month since the creation of the 9.5 theses
(written with a couple friends on Oct. 31st, 2010 in order to celebrate
reformation day and to make our own reformation)
We saw that our time together was not most profitable so we devised
a plan to help ourselves in this area.

This was the final product:
The 9.5 Theses of hanging out
(since we couldn't come up with 95)

1. Individual relationships must first be Christ-centered in order to have more quality time in group settings.
2. The primary purpose of any event should not be entertainment but rather edification.
3. It is crucial to come with a mindset of building up souls.
4. An unfocused atmosphere should not distract from the initial goal and mindset.
5. Pray together.
6. Awkwardness should not be feared in bringing up spiritual matters.
7. Find out what the plan for the event is beforehand. If possible, request an alteration of plans to make the time more profitable.
8. If the result of an event was undesirable, do not fail to bring it up with others in order to prevent contentment with ungodliness.
9. When Christ-centeredness is an outflow of our relationship with God, you will have “holy fun”.
9.5 Soli Deo Gloria!

Since that time, we have all been striving for more godliness in our time together
and God has just been blessing us! I am very encouraged to see the growth in everyone.
God really is the real 'satisfier' and joy-giver,
if He is not in my conversations I am not complete.

Thank you Jesus for your work in us!
Be glorified!

3 comments:

  1. wow olga! thats profound! who was involved in putting this together? i'm so glad you guys are being blessed by these resolutions. i want to start implementing these as well!
    thanx for the idea!
    <3 mk

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  2. It was, if I am not mistaken,
    Alla, Irina, me and Deanna... Oh man I think I might be missing someone..
    Vitaliy was over and we were running them by him as well :)

    its actually really cool to see us working on them now rather than them just being empty words..
    God is good.

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