Life Connection - Single Presentation Topics
- Why Doesn’t God Do What I Want? – We typically reason that God blesses us when we are faithful to him and denies our requests when we displease him. This thought-provoking study exposes this fallacy by examining the life of John the Baptist and provides four specific reasons why God sometimes fails to follow our plans for our lives.
- Comfortable in Your Own Skin – We all have life areas we are pleased with and things we would change if we could. This session is designed to revolutionize our understanding of ourselves by examining three foundational truths about God's dealing with us and three factors that define who we are. Glenn leads the audience to a deep appreciation of our unique position as deeply loved, sovereignly designed children of God.
- My Future, Guaranteed! – If I could only tell the future! Even though no one can fill in the details, the Bible is crystal-clear about my destiny as a believer. This study rolls back the curtain just a bit and leaves each participant with a hands-on item to remind them every day of what God has planned for them.
- Being True to Myself – We’re all tempted to be something or someone we are not. A pivotal event in David’s life provides an unforgettable object lesson, and each participant in this session will receive a tangible item to remind them to embrace the unique path God has custom-designed just for them.
- How “Hard” Should I Pray?– Jesus told two parables urging us to never give up praying even when things don’t look too promising, and the Apostle Paul urges us to “pray without ceasing.” As many Christians attempt to take these teachings seriously, they find that they have turned prayer into a “work,” and they start demanding that God bend to their wills. Just how do we balance our commitment to diligent prayer and the recognition of God’s loving sovereignty?
- How to Be Holy Without Being Stuffy – In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches that unless we are more righteous than the Pharisees and religious teachers, we won’t be able to enter the kingdom of God. Yet he was unrelenting in his criticism of their legalistic hypocrisy. How can we pursue holiness without being trapped by the Pharisees’ emphasis on the superficial?
- Doesn't Planning Show I Don't Trust God? – In Mark 13, Jesus tells his disciples not to worry beforehand about what to say when they would be arrested. Instead, the Holy Spirit would give them the words to say. And yet Jesus also teaches that the prudent person counts the cost before setting out on a project like building a tower. How do we balance these teachings? Some have concluded that planning displays a lack of trust in God. Does it? Should we plan or not?
- Promoting Unity vs. Standing for the Truth – Jesus talked about both maintaining unity among believers and standing up for the truth. How do these two fit together in light of bad theology within the church?
- Is Criticism Ever OK?– One of the best-known Bible verses among those who don’t know much about the Bible is “Judge not and you will not be judged.” Does this mean that I can never criticize anyone? This practical study examines what appear to be conflicting teachings on the subject.