Unit 2 – DARE TO TRUST
(7) How We See God – In our infancy and childhood, mothers and fathers model a picture of God for us. We “see” what God is like by how they act and what they do. We interpret each succeeding experience through the lens of judgements we make and the expectations we develop as a result of what has happened in the past. The more judgements we make, the more our view of life and God is distorted. By the time we reach adulthood, our minds may have been taught that God loves and desires to bless us, but our hearts say, Y13.1 Jan 12 “Oh, yeah? He’s just like Dad (or Mum).” We are not capable of seeing life as it really is—experiences with our parents have given us ‘tinted spectacles’— until confession, repentance, forgiveness, death on the cross to the old way of seeing, and the gift of a new heart and mind enable us to see God clearly.
(8) Foundational Lies – In reaction to hurt, we often form lies about God, the world, others… and ourselves. God created each one of us with our own “song.” Foundational lies silence that song. This lesson explores foundational lies—what they are, how they affect us, and how to get free from them.
(9) Unmet Needs – When basic human needs go unmet, we may believe lies about and form bitter roots toward ourselves and others. This lesson deals with identifying needs, the results of believing the lies, and finally, the healing that leads to wholeness.
(10) Restoring Childhood Foundations – Beginning with basic trust, we must build each stage of our life on the one that went before. A poor foundation, in any stage of childhood, can negatively affect us throughout our adult lives, impacting our ability to relate to one another and, ultimately, the Lord. Through inner healing, we can rebuild each part of our foundations.
(11) Reconciling with God: Healing Spiritual Rebellion – Do you accept the life God has given you—your face and body, talents, family, country, etc.? Discover the fruit of spiritual rebellion, and how to turn and embrace life.
(12) Rightly Expressing Emotions – We are often taught to believe that certain emotions are wrong. We repress, hide, or deny them, instead of accepting them as God-given messengers. This lesson reveals how to bring emotions into the light, process and truly resolve them.