What vs. Why

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Watch the short clips below, and answer the questions associated with each.  You can do this alone - but it's always more fun with a group of friends!

Be sure to read/study the scriptures in each section.  God's word is the standard by which we measure all our thoughts and ideas.

 

1 | hidden talent

It's pretty tough to know what people's talents are, just by looking at them.  Even if asked, many people are too humble to point out their own talents.

Let's step out of that box today!  What is one talent you possess?  Singing?  Karate?  Curl your tongue?  Make funny armpit noises?  Anything!  We want to hear about it.

 

 

2 | perspective

Shifting perspective can make a world of difference in our daily struggles.  Frustration and anger are regular byproducts of a negative or pessimistic worldview.  

On the other hand - we don't live in a bubble.  Bad things happen around us everyday.  Goliath does exist.

So, where is the balance here?  Is it ok for a Christian to be a realist?  Should we always be positive, no matter the situation?

scripture: Philippians 4:4-8, Genesis 50:20

 

3 | a potential or a problem

We can be thankful that Jesus views our potential instead of looking at us as problems.

Are there situations (maybe in your work, church, or family life) that you view people as problems to be dealt with, rather than potential.

scripture: Luke 6:32-35, Romans 12:3

 

 

4 | attitude

MLK Jr. once said: “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”

Are there things (probably at work) that you must do but aren't so excited about?  What would it take to shift your attitude?

scripture: Colossians 3:23-24