Last Sunday the class read and discussed Questions 1 through 4 at the end of Chapter 2 in Max Lucado’s book “Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World.” The chapter is titled “Rejoice in the Lord’s Sovereignty.”
Question 3 asks us to consider, among other things, the statement, “Belief always precedes behavior.” Some felt that this describes their life outlook. Others opined that sometimes carrying out certain behaviors molds and reinforces their belief system.
Question 4 asked us to read 2 Corinthians 11:23-29 and Philippians 1:12-13. From these readings, Max asked us specific questions:
- In what circumstances do you struggle to trust God’s purposes?
- Do you feel that God is fair in asking for a pure response like [Saint] Paul’s? Why or why not?
- What keeps you from fully believing that God is a good Father who cares for every detail of your life?
- Take time to bring these obstacles before the Lord and pray, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief,” as written in Mark 9:24.
Next Sunday, 3/10/19, the class will start with Question 5, in the middle of page 161. The gist of the question is how actions of our leaders influence our way of life. The springboard for discussion is Hebrews 13:7-8.
Hope you can make it to class, normal time and place, between services starting at 9:45 in St. Mark’s Room, second floor in the Leadership Center. Molly Miller has graciously agreed to facilitate the class while we are still in Baltimore for Paul’s participation in an international math teachers meeting.
Peggy and Paul Foerster