Intellectual Health

Building Block #8: Intellectual Health

This 4-week series is centered on Intellectual Health.  We live in such a confusing world, with competing voices.  Healthy Homes that Spring with Life want Intellectual Health. Because God’s truth sorts through the lies of the world, and He gives understanding and wisdom to live from.  This series runs from the first Sunday in August through the last Sunday in August, the eleventh through the fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost. The paraments are green for the after Pentecost Season.

Intellectual Health, part 4: Believe
Pastor Matt Wipperman

Focus:  Believe is basically the active verb form of faith.  It is faith, in action. A home springing with life hears regularly what God is speaking to them through His Word.  They live by faith, not by sight. They know God is at work in their home, neighborhood and in the World. They spring with life as they come and go, joining God on mission, and secure in His promises.

Main Text: Luke 8:16-18, 22-25

Intellectual Health, part 3: Understand
Pastor Jeff Meyer

Focus:  Our worldview is how each of us understands the world.  As new information and experiences come into view, they need to fit in our worldview somehow.  Maybe it fits in like a best friend, maybe we need to put an addition on, or repair the damage from the tree that just fell on our worldview.  Our worldview can conform to that of society, or be come from the source of true understanding.   

Main Text: Colossians 2:1-10

Intellectual Health, part 2: Filter
Pastor Jeff Meyer

Focus:  There are so many voices (things we read, see, hear, experience) vying for our attention, for our time, for our money, and for our hearts.  More than we can possibly pay attention to. We have to choose, and even stop listening at times. What we choose to listen to, and how we listen, is our filter, or the lense of our worldview.  What do you listen to? What is your filter?

Main Text: 2 Timothy 4:1-5

Intellectual Health, part 1: Truth
Pastor Jeff Meyer

Focus:  Intellectual Health is one of the 12 building blocks of a home that is springing with life. Intellectual Health begins with the acknowledgement that God is the Creator of all things, and that as the designer He is the source of all Truth.  How peaceful it is to have this firm foundation, especially in this day and age where “truth” seems to be in the eye of the beholder.

Main Text: 2 Timothy 3:14-17