Hope Community Church
REFUEL Mid-Week Bible Study (January 18th, 2017)
A casual, topical bible study to help "fill up your tank" in the middle of the week. Come as you are and dig deeper into the Word! • Coffee bar at 6:30 in the auditorium • Child Care (ages 6wks-5yrs) & Kids "Mid-Week Mania" (grades K-5th) provided
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  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    mercoledì 7:00 PM
Week 2:
“The Approval Monster Pt. 2”
(Mark 1:9-12)

Week 1 Review:
4 reasons why accepting/embracing God's approval is important.
1. It is based on His love, character, and efforts, not ours!
2. It allows us to love others without reservation or expectations.
3. It keeps us from waffling when others disagree with our beliefs.
4. It keeps us from needing it or demanding it from others.

How was Jesus able to thrive without the approval of His peers?
The Father showed the importance of Approval by reassuring Jesus of His publicly.
At His Baptism
The Father showed the importance of Approval by reassuring Jesus of His publicly.
• At His Baptism
• At His Transfiguration
Jesus was able to thrive because of regular interaction with His Heavenly Father.

Was Jesus ever tempted by the allure of man's applause?
Yes. If He was indeed tempted in all points as we, He surely was.
1. At His temptation
2. After feeding 5,000
1. At His temptation
2. After feeding 5,000
3. After healing a leper
How to overcome the Approval Monster?
1. Mull over your motives.
How to overcome the Approval Monster?
1. Mull over your motives.
•To stay committed to the mission we must stay connected to the Father.
2. Guard against flattery.
How to overcome the Approval Monster?
1. Mull over your motives.
2. Guard against flattery.
• Be careful what you TAKE IN and what you GIVE OUT!
3. Grow in Grace.
How to overcome the Approval Monster?
1. Mull over your motives.
2. Guard against flattery.
3. Grow in Grace.
“accepted" (charito-oo) = to grace, in due with special honor
"in the Beloved" = a Messianic title that refers to Jesus Christ
• The Father's love for and acceptance of us is comparable to HIs love for Jesus.
• The Father's love for and acceptance of us is connected to His love for Jesus.

Next week:
FEAR