From United Methodist Mega-Church Pastor, Adam Hamilton: They are simple phrases. They sound Christian—like something you might find in the Bible. We’ve all heard these words. Maybe we’ve said them. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways. Join Waretown UMC In this five-week faith discussion and discovery theme which includes a Sunday Worship Theme, Weekly Group Discussion, and Weekly Prayers and Take-Home Actions we will explore the WHOLE truth of God, faith, and life!
“God Helps Those Who Help Themselves”
Prayer of the Week (pray this prayer each day this week)
God My Savior,
Everything I have is given by your generous hand. Even my every breath is made possible by your abiding power and love. So often, I try to do it all myself, make all of the plans, and take all of the burden. The way that seems right to me is to rely on my own power, but you call me to let go and let your will be done. This week help me give up the need for power and control. Help me to stop striving and straining so hard for my will and plan and let me accept your grace and blessing in your will and plan
In Jesus name I pray. Amen
Read Ezekiel 34:11-16 & Ephesians 2:1-10
Week 2: Questions for Reflection
It may look like we are in control of our lives but in reality we have very little control. The more we try to keep ourselves saved, safe, and secure, the less peace we have and the less gratitude we have for God who creates, redeems and sustains us.
What have you been trying to accomplish on your own? What has it cost you in terms of peace, time, relationships? Ask yourself is it worth it?
What have you been trying to accomplish on your own? What does God think about it? Have you asked in prayer? Does God have something else in mind?
One of the most important questions Christians can ask themselves is this: What has God called me to do? Take time and ask God what God is calling you to do. Whatever it is… God will equip you for it and bless you in it.