Volatility in the stock market, large-scale layoffs, and bank bailouts are just some of the anxiety-inducing news stories that we are bombarded with each day. Amidst financial insecurity where should we turn for perspective? While it might seem counter-intuitive, the wisdom contained in a several thousand-year-old book is the most relevant and timeless source of security for our current struggles. Contained within its pages are the answers to some of life’s most important questions. What is the purpose and meaning behind my work? How do I wisely handle my finances? Is it possible to discover generosity in a world shaped by scarcity?
May 28: Work, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15, Tim Chui
June 04: Money, Ecclesiastes 5:8-20, Nate Glaze
June 11: Generosity, 1 Chronicles 29:1-20, Nate Glaze
The Bible is filled with so many amazing stories that capture the attention of our children: the Garden of Eden, Noah and the Flood, David and Goliath, Joseph’s Colorful Coat, the Prince of Egypt, and so many more. But when was the last time we read these stories through adult eyes? The themes (and oftentimes the content) of these stories are not juvenile. The violence, sex, and corruption found throughout many of these stories should give us pause and lead us to ask deep and complex adult questions of the Bible—about God, the people of God, the nature and impact of sin, and what it means to trust and serve God faithfully. By revisiting these stories as grown-ups, with mature perspectives forged by our life experiences, we are given an opportunity to rediscover these passages anew. In doing so, we will unpack powerful principles and applications to guide us through the complexities of our adult lives.
“When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned
like a child. When I became an adult, I gave up childish ways”
1 Corinthians 13:11.
June 18: Adam & Eve, Genesis 1-3
June 25: The Flood, Genesis 6-9
July 02: Tower of Babel, Genesis 11
July 09: Abraham, Isaac & Ismael, Genesis 12:1-3; 21
July 16: Rahab, Joshua 2
July 23: Samson & Delilah, Judges 13-16
July 30: Hannah & Samuel, 1 Samuel 1
August 06: Soloman, 1 Kings 3
August 13: Esther, Esther 4
August 20: Jonah, Jonah 4
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