Series Big Idea
We can start over and live a life beyond regret.
We all have regrets from the past. Many of them come from our attempts to fulfill unmet longings. The problem is many of us get stuck in our regrets and seem unable to move forward.
In this series based on Dave and Jon Ferguson’s book Starting Over, we want to help people recognize specific regrets, release them to God, and learn to see regrets as an opportunity to start over. Our hope is that we would all come to see that God is big enough to redeem even our worst regrets. He can use everything for a greater good. Nothing needs to keep us from the joy and purpose God has for our lives! We can start over and live a life beyond regret.
To learn more about the book Starting Over and the Participant’s Guide for small groups visit startingoverbook.org.
Week 1 | Love Your Regrets
Scripture: Luke 22:54-62, John 21:15-19, 2 Corinthians 7:8-11, Galatians 4:8-9
Message Big Idea: When we learn to love our regrets, we can grow from them and discover that it’s never too late to start over.
Week 2 | Recognize Your Regrets
Scripture: 2 Samuel 11:1-12:13a, Ephesians 5:8-17, 2 Corinthians 10:5, 1 Peter 5:6-7
Message Big Idea In order to break out of the Sorry Cycle of longing and regret, we must first recognize our regret to understand what it is we are feeling sorry about.
Week 3 | Release Your Regrets
Scripture: 2 Samuel 12:13-23, Psalm 51, 1 John 1:9, Romans 12:18, Matthew 6:14-15
Message Big Idea In order to be free from the Sorry Cycle and the burden that holding on to regret can have on us, we must move to the second step and release it.
Week 4 | Redeem Your Regrets
Scripture: 2 Samuel 12:24-25, 1 Kings 1:28-30, Romans 8:28, Isaiah 64:4
Message Big Idea: In order to fully exit the Sorry Cycle and start over, we need to allow God to redeem our regrets, trusting him to make something good out of them.
Week 5 | November 20 | Living Beyond Your Regrets
Scripture: Acts 22:1-21, 1 Corinthians 15:9-10, 1 Timothy 1:15-16, Ephesians 1:7
Message Big Idea – Living beyond your regrets is not a one-time fix, but a discipline God can help you employ whenever you need it.
• Sermon Manuscripts in MS Word
• Small Group video sessions
• Series Graphic Files (Layered PSD, AI and JPG files)
• Service Flow for each week
• Powerpoint for each week
• Starting Over video stories for each week
• HD Bumper Video