Together #forSalem
Together #forSalem
Why Religion's Rules Don't Make Sense (Ep 52)
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Jesus said that following him was the only route to experiencing “The Good Life.” But how does religion, and especially all of its rules, give us a good life? Maybe the rules are not what Jesus had in mind at all. Maybe he was talking about something so much better and real than simply practicing a religion.

Episode Breakdown:
1:00 Let’s Eat Cake! HBD TFS! One year!
2:40 I’m Not Giving Up Montage
6:30 This Rules, with Jon (The Good Life pt III)
26:30 Giveaway & Newsies

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▶ Suggested Bible Readings:
Colossians 2:16-23
Matthew 11:28-30

▶ Additional Resources:
Jesus vs. Religion series (TFS, July 2020)
You Are Special by Max Lucado

Suggested Readings:
2 Corinthians 5:13-21
Romans 7:15-8:17

Music we listened to making this episode:
Jon Foreman, Your Love Is Strong
GOB, Underground
The Beatles, Lady Madonna

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. How have you seen God working in your life this week?
  2. What in this week’s episode and/or passage surprised, annoyed, shocked, or encouraged you?
  3. Read Matthew 11:28-30. Do you see a difference from what Jesus said to the religion(s) you’ve seen or experienced in the past? If so, why do you think there’s a difference?
  4. What are the barriers/challenges you have to accepting or living out the freedom Jesus offers? How can your group pray for you in that this week?

 

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