Religion tells us that to be accepted we must meet an unattainable standard of do’s and don’ts. This causes us to hide our true selves in order to find acceptance. Jesus came to dismantle this horrible cycle and made a way for us to authentically connect with others while being our authentic selves.
00:53 Aaron welcomes you
01:58 “Religion forces us…”
04:50 The Jesus way: Authentic
15:30 The cure for loneliness
20:30 News and Boo’s
24:45 the Bloopers have me like…
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▶ Transcript: https://www.yourcrosscreek.com/media/2021-10-03.pdf
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▶ #forSalem Opportunity: BOO YOUR NEIGHBOR
Buy or make treats for a neighbor.
Secretly leave the treats & the “We’ve Been Boo’d!” sign on their doorstep.
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We will have BOO Oreos for you to give to your neighbors at our October 10th gathering!
▶ Suggested Bible Readings:
John 13:12-17, Ephesians 4:31-32
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1. How is God working in your life & world this week?
2. Read John 13:12-17. What stands out to you about Jesus’ “authentic connection” to His followers here?
3. Share your 1-10 evaluation of prioritizing loving others as Jesus loves you in one or more of your relationships.
4. What is your next step in “authentically connecting” with others or loving others like Jesus loves you this week? How can your group pray for you?
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