fail: how to ruin your life – Week 2


fail: how to ruin your life
2 – Be Consumed By Your Phone
4/24/17 (HS)

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“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” James 1:5

1. Say whatever you want.

“Don’t be deceived; God is not mocked, whatever you plant will grow someday, and you will be forced to face your words.” Galatians 6:7

“Look how small the tongue is yet it boasts of great things. How great of a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire.” James 3:5

2. Use your phone as your stage.Read the rest

Selfie Struggles: Week 5


Selfie Struggles
5 – Rest
4/20/16 (HS)

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“My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything.” 1 Corinthians 6:12

“So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. Read the rest

Selfie Struggles: Week 4


Selfie Struggles
4 – Resurrecting Compassion
4/13/16 (HS)

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“My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” – Galatians 2:20

We’re far more obsessed with me. 

We’re far more overwhelmed with exposure to suffering.

We’re facing a lack of meaningful personal interaction.

1.  True compassion demands action.

“Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.” 1 Peter 3:8

2.  Read the rest

Choose Better: Week 2


Choose Better
2 – Choose Contentment
4/10/16 (MS)

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Thinking about what I’ve learned from the past, where I am right now, and my future dreams, what is the wise thing for me to do?

You’re going to have to let go of the good to grab a hold of the better.

It’s better to have less of what doesn’t matter and more of what does.

“Better to have one handful with quietness than two handfuls with hard work and chasing the wind.” – Ecclesiastes 4:6

“Then he said, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.” – Luke 12:15

“A rich man had a fertile farm that produced fine crops.Read the rest

Selfie Struggles: Week 3


Selfie Struggles
3 – Real
4/6/16 (HS)

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“My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” – Galatians 2:20

The more filtered our lives become, the more we show others the “me” we want them to see, the more difficult it is to be real.

People are starting to fear and avoid unfiltered communication.

“Since we have such a hope, we are very bold, not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face so that the Israelites might not gaze at the outcome of what was being brought to an end.Read the rest

Selfie Struggles: Week 2


Selfie Struggles
2 – Relationships
3/30/16 (HS)

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“My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” – Galatians 2:20

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” – John 13:34-35

1.  What is a friend?Read the rest

Selfie Struggles: Week 1


Selfie Struggles
1 – Repletion
3/23/16 (MS)

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“My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” – Galatians 2:20

We compare our behind-the-scenes with other people’s highlight reels.

  • material and financial discontentment
  • relational discontentment
  • circumstantial discontentment

“I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little.Read the rest