This week we begin a new series, talking about “Four Questions for a Better You” – because questions are better for learning then just being told the “right answer.” Questions are better because they take us through a process of discovery as we seek not just the “what,” but the “why’ – which is why Jesus asked so many of them as he taught his students (307 of his questions are recorded in the gospels…).
1. Unhappiness is a Sign (Mark 4:35-39)
2. What Are You Afraid Of? (Mark 4:38-41; Exodus 33:14-15)
These passages may provide additional insights related to the subject of this week’s message. All verses are NLT unless otherwise noted.
Joshua 1:9; Isaiah 41:10; Psalm 56:1-4; Matthew 28:18-20; John 16:33; Philippians 4:6-7; 2 Timothy 1:7
Video of the Week: Word Study: Chara/Joy by the Bible Project
QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION AND DISCUSSION
This week we look at the last of the “Four Questions” – and it’s perhaps the hardest one. Lots of (most!) couples struggle with how to consistently get along in their relationship, and one question often helps the reframe their disagreements and distrust. But to start the discussion, we need to go back to God’s original, intended design for relationships between men and women.Read MorePrintable PDF
“Judgy” may be a new word, but the problem of people being judgmental and offended about almost everything and everyone isn’t new. In fact, Jesus addressed the problem 2000 years ago in Luke 6: “Don’t judge…don’t condemn…forgive instead.” But Jesus wasn’t saying that we shouldn’t evaluate and discern what’s right and wrong, good and evil – he was warning against pre-judging people and deciding who is and isn’t worthy of grace. And one quick question can help prevent us from doing so…Read MorePrintable PDF
We’re talking about “Four Questions for a Better You” – because questions are better for learning then just being told the “right answer.” This week’s question may be the most important and useful one, because asking it can help us make some of the hardest decisions we are faced with in life – almost all of which involve people. Hard decisions like “What do you do when your next-door neighbor has all the ‘wrong’ bumper stickers on his car – and wants to talk politics?” It turns out that these kind of questions are why almost everybody likes Jesus, even if they don’t like Christianity or Christians.Read MorePrintable PDF
Find your people.