Ignition 7: The Free Run of Faith

These visually-stunning, thought-provoking videos will walk with you through 7 days—possibly your first 7 days—of following Christ and beyond. Whether new to faith or not, just meeting Jesus is not enough. This is a journey you will not survive alone. Through these videos and the LUP Bible Plan (pronounced “loop”), a few friends can "go home with you" and help you survive the Free Run of Faith.

Sessions

Ignition 7, Session 1, The Free Run of Faith

Following Jesus is not like running in a neat circle; we must learn to move creatively in and about the obstacles of life. In this first video, meet the Ignition 7 Team and watch incredible free running footage, comedy clips, and a message to keep you sustained in grace. John Driver and his friends (Illusionist Brock Gill and Comedian Jonnie W.) speak truth in an engaging and entertaining way to help you embark upon a lifelong journey to becoming a disciple rather than just fizzling out in a fleeting emotional moment. Among many other things, in these seven days, we want to help you learn to read the Bible in small segments. So by the end of this week, you will have read the first chapter of Philippians. The LUP Bible passage for today is Philippians 1:1-6. Watch the video, read the passage, and then use these LUP questions for additional reflection. 1. Why is it important to know who wrote this letter (vs. 1)? 2. What do Paul’s words in verses 3-5 show us about his love for the people of Philippi and his own personal spiritual habits/disciplines? 3. What is Paul sure of in verse 6? What does this mean for us?

Ignition 7, Session 2, The Ultimate Energy Drink

No one can navigate the free run of faith under their own strength; we're going to need some help. Learn about the secret to the free runner's source of limitless energy: the Holy Spirit. The LUP Bible passage for today is Philippians 1:7-11. Watch the video, read the passage, and then use these LUP questions for additional reflection. 1. Paul says he has the Philippians “in his heart” (vs. 7-8). Who is in, or should be in your heart? 2. What three things does Paul pray for in vs. 9? What do each of these mean to you? 3. From vs. 10-11, what does God want us to look like when it’s all said and done?

Ignition 7, Session 3, The Right Exercises

Practice is the key to growth, but when it comes to spiritual things, for some reason we feel like we should already be strong. But this is not the case! Grace frees us to embrace the daily disciplines that help us grow in strength while running this new race. The LUP Bible passage for today is Philippians 1:12-18. Watch the video, read the passage, and then use these LUP questions for additional reflection. 1. How does Paul view hardships (vs. 12-14)? What are the results of these hardships? 2. Is it possible to speak the truth, yet possess the wrong heart or motivation (vs. 15-17)? 3. How can we avoid being people who proclaim Christ with the wrong hearts?

Ignition 7, Session 4, A Limitless Cell Phone Plan

Knowing where to go on the course of life is difficult, but the free runner does not have to guess where to run. There is a direct connection available to the Creator of the course through prayer. The LUP Bible passage for today is Philippians 1:19-26. Watch the video, read the passage, and then use these LUP questions for additional reflection. 1. Paul resolves himself to rejoice (vs. 18-20). Can we do the same? How? 2. What is Paul’s perspective on life and death (vs. 21-22)? 3. To Paul, death is not the ultimate ending (vs. 21-26). How would our actions, worries, and pursuits change if we had this same perspective?

Ignition 7, Session 5, Your Personal GPS

Many free runners of faith are intimidated by the idea of reading at all, much less a huge book like the Bible. As we run in faith, the Bible becomes more to us than just what we know as “God's Word”… it literally becomes God's Voice. The LUP Bible passage for today is Philippians 1:27-28. Watch the video, read the passage, and then use these LUP questions for additional reflection. 1. According to Paul, who is responsible for your personal “manner of life”? (vs. 27) 2. What does Paul want to hear about the Philippians (vs. 27)? 3. We are not supposed to be afraid (vs. 28). What things fight you with fear? How can you face these fears?

Ignition 7, Session 6, Falling Down

The sixth day of creation was the day God made Adam and Eve—a day he knew they would someday fall by sinning against him. Every free runner will fall down, but they must know what do when it happens—and more importantly, what Jesus has already done for them—so their fall does become permanent. The LUP Bible passage for today is Philippians 1:29-30. Watch the video, read the passage, and then use these LUP questions for additional reflection. 1. What are the two things we been granted in vs. 29? 2. How do you feel about the “suffering” part (vs. 29)? 3. How could suffering possibly be something positive that we share with Jesus (vs. 29-30)? How is our earthly reality skewed from this spiritual reality?

Ignition 7, Session 7, Spiritual Hydration

No one can maintain the free run of faith solely under his or her own efforts. We all need to be hydrated. There are several things God has provided for us, like being near to him and being near to each other, that help keep the spiritual H20 flowing in our hearts until we reach the finish line. The LUP Bible passage for today is a review or catch-up of the entire first chapter of Philippians. Watch the video, read the passage, and then use these LUP questions for additional reflection. 1. What was the biggest takeaway you learned this week from Philippians 1? 2. Can you now see how anyone can read God’s Word? Who helps you in your reading? Explain. 3. Are you ready to make the commitment to start on chapter two next week? (you can always use other LUP resources to help.)