Three Things God Loves

What are some strange ideas you have come across that have people concocted about God that simply are not true? Listen as guest speaker, Charlie Mashinter, shares from Psalm 23 on Three Things God Loves (That people sometimes think he doesn’t). We are challenged through this message to think of how we can make this summer an experience of restoration of our body, our spirit, and our soul.

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Three Things God Loves

(That people sometimes think he doesn’t)

Speaker: Charlie Mashinter
Date: June 23, 2019

A wedding and a sermon…

 

Psalm 23 – A Psalm Of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, 3 He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley (of the shadow of death), I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

 

A shepherd’s job and accepting our reality… vs. 1

 

1. R_____________ (vs. 2- 3)

● The Protestant work ethic

2. V___________________ (vs. 4 – 5)

● The Lynn Canyon suspension bridge

3. M__ and Y____ (vs. 6)

● Jesus loves me, this I know

A summer for spiritual restoration…

 

1. What are some strange ideas you have come across that have people concocted about God that simply are not true? Why and how do we come up with those things? What could happen if we live in some of those false ideas?
2. Read Psalm 23 over together a couple of times. The second time – have everyone close their eyes while someone reads. Think carefully about the words.
3. What does this Psalm teach us about rest? Why do we have a hard time learning to build a rhythm of rest into our lives? What can we do about it?
4. What does this Psalm teach about vulnerability? What does it feel like to be vulnerable? When do you feel most vulnerable? How can your cup overflow even in a season of difficulty? Why can being vulnerable sometimes actually help draw you closer to God?
5. What does this Psalm teach you about God’s love? What does it mean to know God’s love is “following you”? Why is it hard sometimes to accept being “loved”?
6. What might you need to do this summer to make it the summer of _____________ (insert your name) and experience restoration of your body, your spirit, and your soul?

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