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Pursue God’s Provision

JULY 5

PURSUE GOD’S PROVISION

When things aren’t moving as quickly as we’d like, we can turn reactive. So, essentially all of 2020 comes to mind, right? It has been coming at us Fast and Furious. That frustration can lead to anger, and anger can lead to broken relationships. God wants to be our redeemer. How can we become more humble, more trusting, and look to God as our rescuer?

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Wait on God’s Timing

JUNE 28

WAIT ON GOD’S TIMING

Frustrated with 2020 yet? This year seems to be piling it on. And, in our impatience, we want it all to end now. Imagine if you learned to trust that God had better things planned instead of getting caught up in what’s happening in our world? It is possible to navigate this Fast and Furious world with God as our guide.

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Live With God’s Heart

JUNE 21

LIVE WITH GOD’S HEART

Happy Father’s Day! Today we’re taking a look at David to help us learn how to be a person after God’s own heart. In this Fast and Furious world, what does it really take to trust God, trust God’s ways, trust God’s timing, and trust God’s process?

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See with God’s Perspective

JUNE 14

FAST AND FURIOUS

How many times have you wanted something and wanted it NOW? Impatience and anger are often just under the surface waiting for us to explode. But we don’t have to submit to that negative pressure. Through the power of God, we can develop the character to tame our Fast and Furious impulses.

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Embrace a New Relationship

JUNE 7

WHAT NOW?

In times of trouble, we find ourselves asking, “What now?” We long for a way out, for hope. We look for leadership we can trust and a light at the end of the tunnel. But what greater light is there than Jesus? What can we learn from Him that will help us in our current reality? No matter what your experience has been over these last several weeks, Jesus has the answer. Work through the following questions and scriptures on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or friends and family to talk through what you are learning.

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Embrace a New Reality

MAY 31

EMBRACE A NEW REALITY

Right now, this planet with everything and everyone on it is living through a pandemic. This seems more like science fiction than reality, but it is very real. Some of us have been sick. Some of us have lost jobs or our business. Some of us know people who have passed away. Some of us have been working to save lives on the front lines. Some of us have struggled with loneliness, anxiety, or depression. And, some of us have fared just fine. No matter what your experience has been over these last several weeks, the question that looms large is, “What now?”

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City of God

MAY 24

CITY OF GOD

Can life truly be eternal? What will that be like? Many who have had a near-death experience speak of the “City of God.” Will it have art, music, or film? How will we experience life in such a place? Are pets allowed? This week wraps up the What’s After Life? series by answering some of these questions. Before we begin, consider the day you step from this life into the next. Don’t let fear or anxiety take over your mind at this thought. Instead, imagine how great that life will be in the City of God.

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Hellish Experiences

MAY 17

HELLISH EXPERIENCES

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Over the past several weeks during our What’s After Life? series, we have learned about the hope of heaven through those that have had near-death experiences. But, not all near-death experiences are blissful. Some are downright hellish. Jesus taught that hell is just as real as heaven, but he doesn’t want any human to go there. So how can a loving God allow so much suffering?

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Relationships Last Forever

MAY 10

RELATIONSHIPS LAST FOREVER

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, grandmas, and single dads raising kids alone — we see you! The relationships you have with your children and those around you are important to Jesus. In fact, loving relationships are truly meant to last forever. Those who have experienced heaven speak of great reunions and a love that matters more than we can imagine. Knowing this can propel us to be better parents, spouses, and friends!

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Life Review

MAY 3

LIFE REVIEW

Have you ever wanted to be in a movie? Watch yourself on the big screen? That’s a scary thought for some, but for others it’s a dream come true. And, one day, everyone will get their moment to shine. It’s nothing to be afraid of! You will have your very own private screening of your life with Jesus by your side. Many who have had a near-death experience describe it as a “life review.” Even if that brings you anxiety now, our hope is that this exercise will help you understand how the movie of your life can still be a great reward for a life well lived—it’s not too late!

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