Saturday, December 20, 2008

Finding God in Chaos

Are you a Slave to the Chaos around you?

When most of us think of slavery, we think about the textbook slavery that we were taught in school. The slavery between white and black, along with the great work of people like Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln. Some of us may think about the slavery of the Jews and the stories of being freed by Moses. Yet for the most part many miss the forest for the trees, as all of us today are still living in slavery and bondage. We find slavery in things like drugs, alcohol, money, material possessions, greed, envy, lust and the like. Some of us find ourselves in bondage to a dead end job or perhaps mental or physical abuse by another. Some may seem like bad things just follow them wherever they are going, whatever they are doing. The list could go on and on.
In February, we will meet for a bible study discussing the slaveries we face today and how to conquer them by allowing the Spirit to fill the voids where our sinful nature resides. The bondages keeping us from truly knowing God can be broken. By finding refuge in the Spirit rather than our sin, we can find relationship with God. We all carry burdens and focus on what has happened already or fear of what is yet to come. The focus of this study will be finding hope through faith in living for the now. By letting go and submitting to God alone, we don’t have to carry the yoke of the burdens of this world.
Through this series we will find hope through the study of the Fruits of the Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self Control.
Do you find yourself asking “Why Me?” or “What next?” or “When will I get a break?”? If you do, then this study is for you. We will meet on Thursday nights at 6PM starting February 5th. If you would like to be a part of this study, please contact Camron at Camron@burtch.org for more details.

Labels: , , ,