This study is going to look at the two types of people we become when we get tied down by rules, and how to break free so we focus on what really matters.
Our hope is through this Bible study, we can learn to start each day aware of the strengths and talents God has given to us, and consider how he wants to work in our lives to change the world.
God uses what we are going through to give us the opportunity to build relationships and it is up to us to accept that lesson. We need to believe that God puts us right where we need to be.
To God, love is the only thing that matters. We can accomplish amazing things, we can be smart or insightful, we can even have faith, but if we don’t love, none of that matters. God wants us to become people who love through anything and everything.
Love is unselfish, loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another. Warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion. God’s expectation of love is to love the same way he loved us. He taught us to love others by how he loves us.
“The 12 Days of Jesus” are meant to deconstruct our traditional views of him – to put us on a path toward the freedom to see Jesus not as tradition teaches he should be, but as scripture says he really is.
With insecurity, God never responds with criticism. He responds with a purpose to live for something beyond themselves.
Building our convictions on the Bible will help us trust God to meet our present needs and to fulfill His plans for our lives and our families. God wants us to see there’s no place like home and no time like now for Him to work through us.
It is easy to try to rely on something as tangible as money for security. What are times in your life when you have faced guilt or regret, and relied on wealth or money, rather than turning to God for forgiveness?