LIVING WITH THE UNEXPECTED: LIFE ON ITS OWN TERMS

 

Each of us anticipates our lives unfolding in particular ways. Yet, even with great intentionality, those plans become derailed and we find ourselves facing challenges much different than what we had anticipated. We are not alone. Paul, David, Esther, and Elijah are just four biblical figures whose experiences in life mirror our own. How they faced those challenges can shape our own journey. Join us as we think about how we can live with the unexpected. (This series is a biblical complement to an excellent book by Carey Nieuwhof: Overcoming the 7 Greatest Challenges that No One Expects and Everyone Experiences.)

Sept. 8 When You Feel Disconnected: The Imprisoned Paul and an Unhurried Life 
(Philippians 1:12-26)

Sept. 15 When You Feel Cynical: An Angry Jonah and New Hope
(Jonah 4:1-11)

Sept. 22 When You Feel Compromised: A Lost David and the Struggle with Character 
(2 Samuel 11:1-5; Psalm 51:1-5, 10-17)

Sept. 29 When You Feel Irrelevant: Queen Esther and the Embracing of Change 
(Esther 4:10-17)

Oct. 6 When You Feel Pride: Jesus and Diligent Service 
(John 13:1-11; Philippians 2:4-11)