We are in an unprecedented time of uncertainty and fear in our country and some days it is hard to remember there is good in the world. Yet, as Christians, we have access to the best news of all! Join us as we discuss how we can be a light to the world and live out the love of Christ in our daily lives. Together, we will focus on the transformative power of good and how each of us can be a part of a movement of hope.
May 3 | Gratitude is a Gamechanger – 1 Thessalonians 5:12-18
A repetitive theme in Paul’s writing is that we have the ability to give thanks in all
circumstances. If anyone was tested in this capacity, it was Paul, who had endured about every hardship known during his lifetime. His list of adversities is found in 2 Corinthians 11:23-33 and yet, he calls us to “Give thanks in all circumstances.” This passage sheds light on the secret of Paul’s capacity to find the buoyancy of thanksgiving in times when hardship threatens to deflate us.
May 10 | Joy is Always Available – Romans 12:9-13
This one passage is like an abbreviated instruction booklet for the time we are in right now. Here, Paul shows us what it takes to find joy in all circumstances. This week you will learn how to be a person of joy when the difficulty of life at this time is tempting us to run out of steam.
May 17 | Hope Changes Everything – Romans 15:13-16
Never has it been more important to maintain a sense of hope to motivate yourself and the people around you. Hope is not optimism. It is not wishful thinking. Hope is a deep trust in God that allows us to act with joy and find peace that makes it far more likely that we will persevere during difficult times. Paul teaches us how to hold onto hope, no matter what our circumstances.
May 24 | Faith is Foundational – Romans 5:1-8
When faith is our foundation we find ourselves at peace with God as recipients of grace. It allows us to endure hard things and persevere. Here Paul helps us see the linkage between perseverance, character and hope. All of these qualities are what we need now. Come hear why faith makes a difference.