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LIFE- it’s more than a game – July 11

Welcome to week two!

Because these are based on our sermon series, if you weren’t here on Sunday now is a great time to catch up on the podcast.

To listen to this weeks sermon click here.

Reflections:

 I don’t know about you, but this certainly hit home for me!  I think so often we can mistake being busy for taking initiative or being productive! I think almosA busy calendar.t everyone who lives in this culture battles being busy.  There are always things to do, places to go, houses to be cleaned, deadlines to be met, children to be shuttled
.  But are there areas of our lives where we may choose to be  . . . sloths? Are we working so hard in 9 out of 10 areas in our lives we are OK with being sloth like in that last area?  Certainly we cannot run on all cylinders all the time!  But what is that area we are neglecting?  Are we so busy with succeeding at work that we have become complacent or sloth like with our spouse or children?  Are we so busy meeting the needs of everyone else we have put our relationship with God on the back burner? Is there a challenging relationship we need to address but have ignored?

We need to take the time  . . . no make the time to evaluate where we place our energy.

Are our priorities God’s priorities? – Heather Mandala

What else does the Bible say about hard work?

Proverbs – 6:6-8, 12:24, 14:23, 19:24, 22:13, 26:14

Other books:

Luke 16:1-13 Parable of The Shrewd Manager

1 Corinthians 13:13 (loving requires initiative)

Romans 12:18 (living in peace requires perseverance)

Colossians 3:23

Mark 8:36-37

Discussion Questions:

  1. What jumped out at you from this sermon?  Was there something you looked at in a new way?
  2. In looking at where you place your energy is there an area you need to spend more of your energy on?
  3. How will you make the time? What will you have to let go of?
  4. Is there one of the scriptures above that spoke to you in a new way?
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