We may not like to admit it, but we all have questions and doubts about our faith. In March, we’ll see that our doubts and questions don’t have to destroy our faith—but refusing to talk about them might. In March, we’ll be encouraged to wrestle with our doubts.
Week 1: Jesus can handle your questions.
Week 2: Sometimes obedience comes before understanding.
Week 3: Don’t let what you can’t explain keep you from what you can’t deny.
Week 4: Don’t walk away if you don’t know what you’re walking toward.
Sometimes life can be pretty brutal. Just when we think life will leave us feeling happy and satisfied, it ends up leaving us feeling emptier than ever before. Just imagine the emptiness Jesus’ followers must have felt when, after all his promises of what was to come, he was crucified. This Easter, we’ll see that while life here on earth can often leave us empty, Jesus came to give us a new kind of life—more life than we could ever imagine.
Week 1: This life can leave you empty.
Week 2: Only Jesus can give you life.
It should only take a quick look around to realize there are no perfect families (not even in the Bible), but that doesn’t stop us from comparing our families’ quirks, flaws, and shortcomings to the seemingly perfect lives of other families. In April, we’ll be challenged to give our families grace, seek resolution to our conflicts, trust God through difficult transitions, and treat more friends like family.
Week 1: There are no perfect families.
Week 2: No family conflict is too big for God.
Week 3: When your family changes, God remains your center.
Week 4: Your family is bigger than you think.
With so many incredible stories to explore in the Bible, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that God has been telling one singular story since the beginning of time, from creation to our sin to the good news about Jesus to our mission today. In May, we’ll discover the big story of God, our place in that story, and how we can share that story with others.
Week 1: You were made to know God.
Week 2: Your sin has consequences.
Week 3: Jesus can restore what you’ve broken.
Week 4: You have a mission here and now.
There are injustices all around us. We see injustice in big ways, in small ways, in the world around us, and in our own experiences. In June, we’ll see that God cares deeply about fighting injustice.
Week 1: When we fight for justice, we fight with Jesus.
Week 2: When we’re treated unjustly, God is still just.
Week 3: When we’re treated unjustly, we can still forgive.
Week 4: When we fight for justice, God says we’re blessed.
If you’ve been following Jesus for some time, you know it’s often easy to become numb to just how controversial Jesus’ message and ministry actually were while he was on earth. Jesus made enemies of both religious leaders and the government, largely because of the way he treated the most “untouchable” members of society.
Week 1: Jesus ate with the despised.
Week 2: Jesus valued the outcasts.
Week 3: Jesus restored the sinful.
Week 4: Jesus forgave the unforgivable.