Does God ever really just exit the scene for a little while, leave us alone, go silent?
Let’s face it- the Church overlooks people all the time. Has it happened to you? Here is a lesson about one such time. Read the questions and reflect if you can relate. There is a zoom meeting in 2 days to share and discuss this lesson if you’d like.
Find the text of Study 2: The Overlooked in the Church below. If you’d prefer to listen to the study, you can watch the video — the content is the same.If you’d like to discuss this study with others, you’re welcome to join our Zoom meeting online on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. by clicking this link.
Read Acts 6:1-7 (NIV below):
1In those days when the number of disciples was increasing,the Hellenistic Jewsamong them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widowswere being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.2So the Twelve gathered all the disciplestogether and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of Godin order to wait on tables.3Brothers and sisters,choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spiritand wisdom. We will…
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Have you ever been hurt by the church? Sometimes that can happen just by walking in the door. This is a new study put out to address church hurts that have been around since Biblical times. take a look and do some introspection.
Find the text of Study 1: First Impressions in the Church below, including questions for reflection or discussion. If you’d prefer to listen to the study, you can click the play button directly below — the content is the same.If you’d like to discuss this study with others, you’re welcome to join our Zoom meeting online on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. by clicking this linkat that time.
Think of someone in your life who is not a family member but for whom you care deeply. Try to remember when you first met that person.
• What was your first impression of them?
• What was their first impression of you?
• How did those impressions change as you got to know each other better?
Read 1 Samuel 1:9-14 (NIV below):
9Once when they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh, Hannah stood…
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Are you beaten down, worn out, weak? Ya know, the enemy is really happy about that and here is what you can do to fight.
Music can refocus our hearts as it breaks us open to the reality we live vs. the reality we wish to live.
There is a river of hope in the desert of our faith. God is with us and so are others. We are not alone.
Just a little something I wrote off the top of my head.