This Bible study intends to provide an insight into how social media can be both ugly and a blessing, and how we as Christians can respond so that our interactions on social media glorify God and help show love to him and others.
When we as parents feel we are surviving not thriving, we find ourselves living in the moment – we’ve lost sight of the end game. Perhaps it’s time to pick up the mirror and have a critical look at ourselves.
In our ‘modern’ world, a common perception is that we are able to connect globally more than ever before. Smartphones, satellites, cyberspace and airplanes make this an easy presumption. Nevertheless, is it true?
From little things, big things grow. The Bible is filled with stories of how God used small beginnings to create greatness. David was a shepherd boy. Esther was a slave. Joseph was hated by his brothers.
Jesus submits to God’s will. It’s not always God’s will for you to win the lottery. It’s not always God’s will for your severed finger to miraculously grow back. It’s not always God’s will for your hardship to be magically resolved. If prayer worked like that, Jesus wouldn’t have gone to the cross.
In the retelling of the wilderness experience, the Israelites’ reflections recount the difficulties they endured (including those they brought upon themselves) but those accounts always seem tinged with a touch of gilded longing: ‘Remember when God took care of us in the wilderness?