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Never Overlooked

APRIL 1

NEVER OVERLOOKED

When you consider the vastness of the universe – not to mention the seven billion people currently living on our planet – it’s easy to believe that our individual lives lack meaning, purpose and significance. Yet each of us seems hard-wired with a deep sense of hope in something more. Is there anything truly worthy of our hope?

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Hope for the Game of Life

FEBRUARY 4

SUPER BULL IV: HOPE FOR THE GAME OF LIFE

Imagine your team is down by 3 touchdowns at halftime of the Super Bowl. That’s a pretty hopeless feeling. Sometimes our entire life feels that way; we’ve fallen so far behind and don’t believe that we have what it takes to stay in the game. Where is God when we lose hope?

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The Greatest Reward :: Succeeding in Trials

NOVEMBER 26TH

When something painful or unfair happens, the natural tendency for many of us is to get caught in the why—what did we do to deserve this? We often feel like victims and become resentful toward the situation, the people involved, and even God. But Jesus offers us a command with a promise: keep your eyes on Me, and I will reward you beyond your wildest dreams. Is it worth it to trust God in life’s most challenging situations?

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Bad Lip Reading :: The Devil Made Me Do It

OCTOBER 29

THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT

When you look around the world and see destruction, oppression, injustice, racism, and abuse, it seems as if there is something bigger at play. If there is a real war being waged in a realm we can’t see, and there are dark forces at work in this realm, should we be afraid? Can we really say “the devil made me do it,” or is this a battle we can win?

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Bad Lip Reading :: God Never Gives More Than We Can Handle

OCTOBER 22

GOD NEVER GIVES MORE THAN WE CAN HANDLE

When our friends or acquaintances are going through a hard time, most of us struggle to know what to say. Too often, we fall back on well-meaning clichés to try to cheer them up, but they often do more harm than good. For example, a common phrase we’ll offer is “God will never give you more than you can handle.” While we probably mean for that phrase to encourage others to trust God, is this old saying even true?

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#NoFilter :: Perspective

SEPTEMBER 24th

PERSPECTIVE

We all grew up afraid of something as children, perhaps monsters in the closet or spiders crawling outside. But generally our parents would make us feel safe. Now, as adults, we have to encounter a whole new set of monsters, like relational conflict or financial ruin. But God offers us a totally different perspective, one where we are more than conquerors. Will we run and quake with fear, or will we find boldness in the security that God offers us?

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Go to a New Place

Sunday, May 21st

When God calls us to follow Him, it’s not a call to comfort and convenience. God calls us to leave, to go, to follow Him often out of our comfort zone. As we walk by faith and follow His lead, life gets way more exciting than we could ever imagine. Do you view your life with God as an adventure?

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Why Faith?

Sunday, May 7th

We put our faith in people and things every day: the mechanic who fixed our car, the payroll clerk in our office, the labels on the food we eat. Do you consider faith in those things a blind leap in the dark, or are you confident there are good reasons to believe those things? What about faith in God and His promises? What does it look like to truly trust?

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#2016ChallengeAccepted (Adventure)

#AdventureGoals

God want us to a live life to the fullest, with fun, joy and adventure. He wants us to delight in Him first, but also to enjoy the adventure that He has for us. Unfortunately, the day-to-day responsibilities of life, and the challenges that come with them, are often off-ramps on the road to delight. And some of us fight against boredom, play it safe, and give in to cynicism, causing us to miss out on all that God has for us. This week we’re looking at goals that will help us get back on track to the adventure-filled life God has for us. Spend time with these questions, and then discuss them with your running partner, family over dinner or life group, and use them to help you create 2016 adventure goals.

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