Your Role in Personal Transformation featuring Erwin McManus

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Watch this 4-minute video about how God transformed Joel from being an abusive husband to becoming a man of God.

Before we dive into this story I want you to know that as a group leader you should never deal with a situation like this by yourself. If anyone in your group is having problems with abuse, then you should report that right away. While we will always pray for and work towards transformation, no abuse should be "waited out" or tolerated.

In watching this video I was struck by the power of prayer. Susan cried out to God asking Him to change Joel. Then, when she approached Joel about his problem he actually listened to her and began a journey of transformation. What can you learn from Susan?
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Joel said that when you allow God to transform your life, you finally get it. What do you think he meant by that?
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As a group leader, what can you learn from Joel and Susan that can help you lead your people?
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Watch this short teaching clip by Erwin McManus about God's involvement in our lives. Erwin is an author an Pastor at Mosaic Church in Los Angeles. His books include, Uprising and Chasing Daylight. Erwin is a gifted communicator and does a great job of inspiring people to live for Jesus.

Erwin said that God doesn't limit our freedom or opportunities...He expands them. What do you think Erwin meant? Do you agree or disagree?
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Erwin challenged us to look back at our lives and examine ourselves. Ask yourself this question: Am I becoming the person God wants me to be? If not, then how can you choose a new path?
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As a leader, you also need to challenge the members of your group with that same question: Are you becoming the person God wants you to be? If not, what can you do to choose a new path? How can you challenge your group members in this way? Is that something you need to do individually? During group time? Is there someone in the group that could help you challenge others? Take some time to think of a plan and let me know what you will do.
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This teaching video is an excerpt from the Uprising Bible study series. You can find the entire series exclusively in the RightNow Media Bible Study Library. Direct link:

For more RightNow Media training posts, teaching videos and Bible study resources with Erwin McManus, click here