- Life Stages
Give and get more, hoard and lose. Dying to self leads to life and selfish living leads to death. These paradoxes are common throughout scripture and many times stand in stark contrast to intuitive pursuits ...
Sometimes special experiences have a way of snapping us back to reality more than a 1000 well-crafted words could ever do. Enter into one of those moments with Jillian Finkbeiner as she captures her last glorious moments with her mother.
"Great job!" "I am so proud of you!" "Way to go!" Some have known the power of these words spoken over them by a person they truly look up to. Expressions like "That's my boy!" or "That's my girl!" carry incredible significance in life. How much more the impact when God, the Creator of the Universe, rejoicingly speaks the words of "Well Done!" over you. This week's GROW Group Questions are a reflection on winning that moment with God.
Mine, mine, mine.... These words seem to repeatedly echo from the halls of households raising two and three year-olds. While many of us grew out of that language, not all of us grew out of that mindset. This week could be rewardingly uncomfortable as we examine whether 'mine' still has a place in our heart's language.
Gabe Lyons, a Bethel attendee, recently participated in an event where Mr. Irving Roth, a Holocaust survivor spoke. Mr. Roth delivered a pertinent message for all, quite possibly more relevant for our day than we realize.