Series Big Idea
Jesus’ life and teaching can help us simplify our lives and experience a clutter-free soul.
Life often feels overwhelming. We spend many of our days feeling exhausted, anxious, dissatisfied. We blame much of it on externals: the fast pace of life, the demands of our jobs, the endless ‘to do’ lists at home, etc. But what if the real problem is internal? What if the issue is a disoriented, distracted, dissatisfied soul?
This series looks at 4 soul-cluttering challenges, how Jesus modeled and taught a different way to live. Attenders will walk away with 4 simplifying practices that can help them live the life God is inviting them to live.
It’s time to ask ourselves: “Am I simply living or living simply?”
Week 1 | Being
Scripture: Luke 10:38-42, Matthew 11:28-30, Genesis 2:2-3, Exodus 20:8-11, Mark 1:35, Matthew 14:23, Luke 4:16
Message Big Idea:We can be freed from the stress of busyness when we take time to simply be with the Creator of our souls.
Week 2 | Forgiving
Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35, Matthew 18:15-20, Luke 23:33-34
Message Big Idea: We can be freed from our hurt, bitterness, and anger by learning to forgive.
Week 3 | Trusting
Scripture:Matthew 14:22-23, John 14:25-27, John 16:33, Philippians 4:6-7
Message Big Idea: We can be freed from our anxiety, worry, and fear when we put our trust in the One who promises to give us peace.
Week 4 | Living
Scripture:MMatthew 4:18-22, Luke 19:10, Luke 4:18-19, Luke 10:1-2
Message Big Idea: We can be freed from living for lesser goals, lesser pursuits, lesser purposes by orienting everything in our lives around Jesus and his mission.
• Sermon Manuscripts in MS Word
• Small Group Guide with Leader’s Guide in MS Word and PDF
• Service Flow for each week