Pastor Zach Bearss
What stood out to you reading this weeks sermon?
What did you learn from the account of the 33 Chilean minors being in the deep down dark for 69 days? How they responded when they had little hope, and how that response changed once they found out once they learned they were going to be rescued?
Read Samuel 16:7, 1 Corinthians:27-29
How does God’s view of success differ from our own view of success?
What does Paul mean when he says “That no flesh should glory in His presence”?
What happens to us when we live our lives for our own Glory?
Read this quote from Time Keller:
“More than other idols, personal success and achievement lead to a sense that we ourselves are God, that our security and value rest in our own wisdom, strength, and performance. To be the very best at what you do, to be at the top of the heap, means no one is like you. You are supreme.” Tim Keller counterfeit gods
How does chasing after personal success with the worlds definition lead to idolatry?
Discuss this definition of success:
“Progressively grow in relationship and obedience to God.”
Do you agree or disagree with this view of success from a biblical perspective?
Why or why not? What might you add?
“I’d spent my whole life flying my kite in the wrong skies. I was looking up when I should have been bowing down. I was striving to get instead of receive; to gain instead of give. I was seeking prosperity when I should have been relying on provision.” you can read the whole article I mentioned here:
How have you seen chasing the wrong success impact others and yourself?
What is one step you can make this week to keep God’s view of success in front of you?
What is one thing you have been chasing that is a “kite in the wrong sky” that you might need to let go of?