Saturday, January 25, 2014

P1-MPP2 - Recognizing Compulsive Behavior

Making Peace With Your Past
Unit 2 – Recognizing Compulsive Behavior

Memory verse: 1 Peter 5:7 – “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you”

Affirmations to repeat: “I accept God’s love for me” - “God is in control”

Day 1: The deadly nature of compulsive thinking

Q1. List the seven characteristics of compulsive behavior – page 31-32

Q2. What compulsive behaviors do you recognize in yourself? – page 33

Q3. Do you think a person can be addicted to religion? How? – page 33

Day 2: The compulsion to control

Q4. Do any of the characteristics on page 34, remind you of the family where you grew up? In what ways?

Q5. Do you feel a need to be in control? In what ways? – page 35

Q6. What did the family portrait story tell you about compulsive behavior? – page 36

Day 3: Two kinds of thinking

Q7. In what ways does living without Jesus, lead to death? – page 37

Q8. How does living in Christ, lead to life and peace? – page 37

Q9. Do you think Christians can fall into patterns of thinking that are more characteristic of the sinful nature, than of God? If so, how? – page 38

Day 4: The pain of disobedience

Q10. Do you recognize compulsive behaviors in your life? Which? – page 40

Q11. In what ways had Peter’s thinking changed? – page 40

Day 5: Freedom from compulsive behavior

Q12. What are the three characteristics of a person who is living in Christ? – page 41

Q13. Have you committed your life to Christ? How did you make this commitment? – page 43

Q14. Describe your heart-felt view of God – page 43

Q15. List the steps you plan to take, to break out of compulsive thinking – page 44


Q16. What are the major lessons you have learned as you progressed through this unit? (half page)