Many passages in the biblical writings have been reduced to a set of pithy inspirational quotes. When this happens we set ourselves up for discontentment and a situational faith that can’t stand up to real life. When we use the right tools, however, we can discover the truth these passages are actually conveying and we can discover the life Jesus truly offers.
- The more we understand the meaning of the biblical writings, the more we discover the life Jesus offers.
- Understanding scripture in its real context can grow real faith in our context.
- Contentment is learned.
- True contentment is not dependent on our circumstances.
- The secret to contentment in any and every situation is learning to rely on Jesus.
- The life Jesus offers is a content life.
- When we study the real meaning of scripture, Jesus transforms our real life.
Interact: Underline the words Joy and Rejoice
Pray: Jesus, show me I can trust you in every circumstance, good and bad.
- What stood out to, bothered, or challenged you from this week’s episode?
- Why do you think it’s so easy to take passages like Philippians 4:13 out of their original context and have them mean what we want them to mean for our personal context?
- Read Philippians 4:10-13. Have you seen this idea of contentment through Jesus play out in your life or someone else’s experience?
- How would you describe your current situation? How could/does relying on Jesus change your experience?
- How can your group pray for you this week?
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👯 | FOR SALEM JULY → Hope Pregnancy Clinic
We are collecting diapers (size NB to 6), wipes and baby board books at our gatherings in July. You can also shop direct via their wishlists. Find out more about Hope Pregnancy Clinic here: https://hopeforsalem.org/
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Target wishlist: https://www.target.com/gift-registry/giftgiver?registryId=b09b19f2118e4ce1ba38d81b204d0237
🍦 | FOR SALEM in AUGUST → Ice Cream FOR Everyone
Meet at Wes Bennett Park in South Salem on Sunday, August 21st to hand out free ice cream in the afternoon. Why? Because God loves them, and loves to give gifts. More details forthcoming, but mark your calendar.
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Upcoming Dates: August 14th + 28th
🆕 Moving to every week on September 11th, 2022.
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