Search Your Soul
If you missed Sunday’s Sermon
Read or listen to Discovery – You Are Stronger Than You Think You Are (Freeway, Week 3)
Let’s go on a Soul Scavenger Hunt! (Yeah, it may sound corny, but just play along!)
Let’s get started with the big picture…
- What year of your life were you the happiest? (you can answer more than one)
- What year of your life was the hardest? (you can answer more than one)
- Why was your happiest year the happiest? Describe that year in a few phrases or sentences.
- Why you your hardest year the hardest? Describe that year in a few phrases or sentences.
Now let’s search deeper.
Are you worried or scared about anything?
How are your relationships?
Not So Good
Are you a people pleaser?
Are you sleeping well?
Do you like who you are?
How are you and God (your relationship)?
Not So Good
Are you restless about anything?
Are you angry about anything?
Are you hiding a secret?
Are you feeling overwhelmed?
Are you being honest with your friends?
Do you feel loved and accepted?
Now, do this again, but try to be even more honest with yourself as you answer. And for each question, this second time, after you select an answer, ask yourself “What?” and/or “Why?” For example, if you select “Yes” to the first question, then ask yourself, “What am I scared about?”
As you finish, take some time to consider how all this self-reflection is your prayer today. Be still and just read over your responses (assuming you wrote them down!) Do you notice any themes? Do you have any insights about yourself as you read them? What might God want you to see in your answers? What else might you want to say to God about your answers and reflections?
Remember your answers to any of these questions might be different on a different day. So, you can always revisit this Soul Scavenger Hunt to check in with yourself!
God’s Words for This Week
Psalm 139 – Investigate my life, O God, find out everything about me; Cross-examine and test me, get a clear picture of what I’m about; (The Message, v.23)
Romans 8:35-39 – In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us (NRSV, v.37)
John 9:1-12 – Jesus said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (this word means sent). So the man went away and washed. When he returned, he could see. (CEB, v.7)
This Week at Hood
Monday, September 25, 4:00 pm – Women’s Circles Small Group
Wednesday, September 27, 4:30 pm – Prayer & Inspiration
Wednesday, September 27, 6:00 pm – Young-ish Adult Small Group (ages 25-45)
Wednesday, September 27, 6:45 pm – Choir Practice
Thursday, September 28, 12 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Pastor Jason at The Cellar for Drop-In Coffee & Conversation (108 N Wilson St)
Sunday, October 1, 9:15 am – Christian Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at Cracker Barrel (Dunn)
Sunday, October 1, 11:00 am – Worship – Ownership – You Can’t Blame Your Way To Freedom
Sunday, September 24, 12:00 noon – Cabinet Meeting (directly after worship)
Sunday, October 22 – Homecoming – Invite Family and Friends (worship & lunch afterwards)
January 17, 2018
January 16, 2018
January 10, 2018