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Playing the Movie Forward: Be an Ant

Play the Movie Forward – Be an ant Our direction determines our destination Live life with fewer regrets/ Making better decisions Play the movie forward “I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.” Eleanor Roosevelt What would you say to a friend who was making the same decision? Relationships Our closest relationships determine our direction We learn from the individuals or groups with whom we identify. Frank Smith Shake hands with a sneezer God created…

Playing the Movie Forward: Live life with fewer regrets

Play the Movie Forward: Live life with fewer regrets/ Making better decisions Any one thing you do is only a scene in a larger movie. To understand that action, you have to play it out all the way to the end of the movie. Henry Cloud Play the movie of our lives forward Proverbs 13:20b companion of fools suffers harm Our relationships determine our direction 1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” PR 18:24 A…

Playing the Movie Forward

Play the movie forward Life is not random PR 7:6-8 At the window of my house; I looked out through the lattice. I saw among the simple, I noticed among the young men, a youth who lacked judgment. He was going down the street near her corner, walking along in the direction of her house. Play the movie of our lives forward Any one thing you do is only a scene in a larger movie. To understand that action, you…

Planting Gardens

Planting Gardens We Live in a Post-Christian Culture Post Christianity is a product of post-modernism which recognizes that our culture is moving away from organized Christianity. Younger generations grow up believing that there is no absolute truth Cultural Christianity is declining rapidly as many people are leaving the church This leaves the church in a place of social exile as Christians increasingly become a minority in our culture when only a few decades ago Christians were the majority. “In the…

Faith

Faith II Faith “Lack of faith” was the only thing that Jesus ever reproved his disciples for Faith was key for Jesus’ ministry of healing, miracles, forgiveness of sin 2 Cor. 5:7 For we live by faith and not by sight Heb. 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God If we don’t understand what faith is, we don’t understand our Faith  Heb. 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. How…

Resilient: Week 3

Resilience Self-help Is not so Helpful when you have no energy in your Self Isaiah 40:28-31 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the  everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will…

Resilient: Week 2

Resilience – Purpose APA Psychologists define resilience as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress What is God’s unique perspective on building resilience? People create giant sized boxes that will never be filled Our stress response is permanently dialed up The Lord was with him Isaiah 41:10 do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I…

Resilient: Week 1

Resilient We are hard wired for safety 5-1 more than other needs Fear loves a costume Resilience APA Psychologists define resilience as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress APA Resilience isn’t necessarily a personality trait that only some people possess. On the contrary, resilience involves behaviors, thoughts, and actions that anyone can learn and develop.  Joseph Gen. 37:3-4 Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because…

Testimony Sunday: God’s Good Work

Testimony Sunday: God’s Good Work Who do you want to be?Whose do you want to be? Ephesians 2:8-10 (ESV)8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. x our work does not earn our salvation/life with God Ö we are God’s work, his creation Ö given…

Surviving Earthquakes

Surviving Earthquakes: Security Change “All real change involves loss, anxiety and struggle.”  Michael Fullan We all have an emotional platform that is held up by various pillars of dependance. I feel seasick on my emotional platform Ps. 33:22 Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in you alone. Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. Zech. 4:7 Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.…