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Adam’s Devotional – August 13-19, 2020

From Adam…

Ever seen a potter throw a bowl? For those of us not up on our pottery lingo, that’s when a potter shapes a spinning piece of wet clay into a bowl.  This art form has been around for thousands and thousands of years. It’s so old that the prophet Jeremiah writes about it. “So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel. The vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as seemed good to him. Then the word of the Lord came to me: Can I not do with you, O house of Israel, just as this potter has done? says the Lord.”
It might be easy to look over the last five months of this pandemic and see many things that have “spoiled”. Things have not gone according to our plans or expectations. If we are like clay in God’s potter hands, then what has been spoiled can be reshaped into something new, good, and unexpected. What if we offered our lives to God as willing clay? The best clay remains still in the center of the wheel for the potter to shape as it spins. This season may feel like everything’s spinning out of control. The strong pull of anxiety and fear can move us off the still center of the potter’s wheel. God can transform our fear and anxiety into a call to prayer. What if this week, every time you felt out of control, every time you found yourself reflecting on what has spoiled, and every time you worry . . . what if you slow down, turn those fears in prayers, and be still for at least one minute or two in the presence of the God who shapes you into something new?  God’s up to something . . . be a part of it.

God’s up to something . . . be a part of it. 

Garage Talk – 8/13/20

Tik Tok Tuesday – 8/12/20

Online Sunday School – 8/9/20

Matthew 28:21-25

  • What words or lines jump out to you in the text? Why?
  • How would you define forgiveness?
  • Do you relate to any of the characters in the parable? If so, which one and why?
  • Who suffered more as a result of the lack of forgiveness: the servant who refused to forgive or the one who didn’t receive it?
  • How would you summarize the moral of the story and how does it apply to us today?
  • How does forgiveness work? i.e. What does it look like in a relationship?
  • The Greek word used for “forgive” literally can be translated as “to send away,” “to let go” or “to release.” How does that help us understand what it means to forgive someone?
  • When we don’t forgive someone, who suffers as a consequence of the lack of forgiveness?
  • Is forgiving someone something we can just choose to do whenever we want? Why or why not?
  • Who is one person in your life that you could take a step towards forgiving them this week? What would that practically look like for you?

Garage Talk – 8/6/20

Online Sunday School – 8/2/20

August 2(Phil. 2:1-11)

  • What words or lines jump out to you in the text? Why?
  • How would you define humility?
  • Who is the humblest person that you know? What makes them so humble?
  • What would it mean or look like to value others above yourself?
  • Would always valuing others above yourself lead to you being walked all over in an unhealthy way? Why or why not?
  • Is it ever okay to put yourself first? Why or why not?
  • What do you make of Paul’s example of this way of living in Jesus’ live, and most importantly, in his death? What was the consequence of Jesus living in this way? (see verses 9-11)
  • What is the difference between trying to be the best version of ourselves versus using other people as inspiration and motivation to learn and grow in ways that may not be innate?
  • How would it impact your life if instead of being jealous of others who were better at certain things that you are, you celebrated them and asked to learn from them?
  • What would the world look like if we all operated in a way where we celebrated others and set out to learn from one another?
  • What is one person in your life that you have been jealous of? What would it look like to shift your attitude to celebrate and learn from that person instead?

Gray’s Devo – 7/31/20

American Ninja Thursday – 7/30/20

Adam’s Devotional – July 30 – August 5, 2020

From Adam…

Hope you found the miss you M&Ms at your house. It’s true– we miss you. And we really do pray that even in the midst of this pandemic, “that your love would overflow with knowledge and full insight. . .” Yes, overflow, not just be filled to the top– but filled to overflowing.  How does a cup overflow? How does it get filled for that matter? You put it under the faucet, right? Then comes the most important part– you hold it there. You keep it still until you cup is full. When the psalmist wrote, “be still and know that I am God,” maybe it’s so we could be filled with knowledge and full insight. How much time are you slowing down, being still in God’s presence, and allowing yourself to be open to the Holy Spirit filling your life? Which have you done more of: complaining about what you can’t do during the pandemic or holding still in God’s presence? Which comes easier? What would it look like if you filled some of the space in your life with stillness to be filled to overflowing? Try it this week.  Every time your frustration, anger and sadness overflows about this pandemic, slow down, share those feelings to God, hold still, and breathe for one minute. Do that daily, and the Holy Spirit may surprise you with overflowing.  God’s up to something . . . be a part of it.

God’s up to something . . . be a part of it. 

Garage Talk – 7/30/20

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