"What we need is not *initially* a set of new behaviors — although new behaviors are required and expected — but a new set of affections. According to 2 Corinthians 3, the only way to change ('from one degree of glory to another,' even) is by beholding the glory of God in Christ. So Thomas Chalmers talks about how the only thing that can remove an idol from our heart is the expulsive power of a new affection. This is what happens when grace comes home to roost in our hearts." - Jared WilsonHT: Kingdom People
This small group study sounds like an awesome read. Initially, I added it to my wishlist, with the intention of buying when my budget allows and digging into right away. Interestingly though, it is not available on Amazon. Hmmm. What's that about? Oh, because it's a Small Group Study! Then I think to myself, self, guess I'm not going to buy a whole study kit just so I can sit home and read it to myself (like I've done with hundreds of other great Christian books).
That said, I would sure love to meet the small group that is actually willing to seriously tackle a deep, life changing study like this one together. Guess I should pray that where ever those folks are hiding out, we might find one another.