ALL GOD’S PEOPLE GOT JUNK
In the message this past Sunday we discussed how we all silently carry around unresolved emotions and how it can make a mess of our lives. I truly hope, if you haven’t already, that you will think about the baggage you carry around with you and walk through the 5 steps to unpack it at move forward. And if you would like to read further on this topic, I encourage you to read the book Emotionally Healthy Spirituality.
THE ROMAN ROAD FROM INSURRECTION
This week we watched an insurrection of domestic terrorists, incited and fomented by the President of the United States. We saw the attack on our Capitol, the desecrating of the seat of our democracy, the harming of innocent human lives, and the murdering of a Capitol Police officer. Part of me hesitates to address this at all.
7 QUESTIONS TO HELP PROCESS FEAR
Fear keeps many people from achieving all God would have them achieve. Rather than assume the risk required to pursue their dreams; fear will keep people from moving forward. This article was written for pastors attempting change but equally applies to our current political situation.
What attitude do you bring with you to pray? Do you come as one who thinks because of your goodness that God owes you something? Does your prayer look more like the Pharisee’s than the tax collector’s? Remember, Pharisees come in many packages. We must be on guard against pride shaping our prayers…
HONEST TO GOD
MESSAGE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
We hope the message from each Sunday sticks with you beyond the Sunday morning worship service. Take a moment to consider the questions below, and even better, talk to somebody (who attends the church or doesn’t) about them.
- What is the main reason you struggle to be honest with God? Shame, pride, fear, thinking God can’t handle it? Why do you think that is?
- As you have taken time to reflect on the message, what baggage have you realized you have been silently carrying? How are you giving it to God?
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