Lenten Study - "Embracing the Uncertain"
February 28, 2018 –
Just turning on the news lets us know we are living in uncertain times. Economic instabilities, eruptions of violence, and natural catastrophes can alter the lives and landscapes of entire communities. Our individual lives are often just as unsteady: relationships can break, plans can falter, and confidence can fail. Most of us find uncertainty to be uncomfortable, preferring stability and a predictable future to an unknown fate. We are wired to want to control our destiny. Embracing the Uncertain invites you to take a different perspective this Lenten season. Instead of ignoring or hiding from life’s uncertainties, you can engage them with confidence and find a stronger faith along the way.
In Embracing the Uncertain, Magrey deVega explores six stories in the Gospels as Jesus travels toward Jerusalem, where he will be down at a world filled with uncertainty, yet pointing forward to a cross that can show us how to follow Jesus with courage, obedience, and the hope of the resurrection. Each chapter includes questions for reflection and discussion and a practical focus for the upcoming week.
The reality is that in our fast-changing, unpredictable world there are few guarantees in life. It's those who are willing to embrace uncertainty and make the risky decision to follow Jesus despite the many "unknowns" who will reap the greatest rewards.
Join This Lenten study, Embracing the Uncertain to engage and wrestle with life’s uncertainties, not ignore them. Pastor Mickey will be leading this Book study Wednesdays during PORCH. Come for dinner at 5:00 and the Book Study at 6:00. The Books are available in the Library.