Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we respond to what happens to us. The difference between being a person who responds badly and being a person who responds well isn’t in what life throws at you, it’s in how you process what life throws at you. In Ephesians 4-5, Paul presents an ancient psychology lecture that helps us better process all that life throws at us.
We all face valleys in life. The biggest in Israel was the biggest site of conflict. The Jezreel Valley was where faith and false teaching collided. Every time you find a Bible passage about this land passage, you find a clash between God and the world. And it usually involved a prophet. Deborah was one who showed us how to fight when life calls for it. Judges 4-5.
Conformity is the easiest option when hard times come. Do as everyone else does. But what if what they’re doing is wrong? Noah and Moses provide us with a six character qualities that spell out how to R.E.F.U.S.E. when conformity leads us out to sea.
Uncover ruins from ancient Olympia to understand a pile of Biblical passages about running and fighting. Then, using interviews with a marathon runner, a boxer, and a Jujitsu black-belt learn a little about the training and toughness it takes to face various fights we all have to face.
Sometimes wisdom comes full circle - truth that was discarded is later recognized as wise. So it is with the Biblical prophets. This is the first message in a series spanning the wisdom of centuries. Join us for a journey that will enlighten and encourage us, challenge and change us.