There is a new bulletin insert sized flyer available for download on the Setting Captives Free group studies page. Click on the document icon at the bottom of the page to download the flyer. Then edit it to tell your local church about Purity Boot Camp or to alert them to a local group study in your church or community.
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Purity Boot Camp Small Group Bulletin Insert
Weight Loss Group Study Flyer
This is a downloadable file for those hosting local Weight Loss group studies. The file can be edited to include your local group details.
"We Respond to God not Others"
"Now, I hear what you might be saying. 'But this person does not deserve my grace. You don’t know how deeply they’ve hurt me.' As compassionately as I can, I want to tell you: That’s the whole point.
We didn’t deserve God’s grace when God saved us, either. The bottom line is that the person we choose to forgive may not change when we first show them grace. We didn’t either. I don’t know many people who believed the gospel the first time they heard it. Jesus extended grace to me a long time before I changed. He died for me “while I was still a sinner” (Rom. 5:8).
In fact, the person you are forgiving might never change. And that’s OK, because forgiveness has a benefit to forgive, too. We get a chance to love like God loves. Even if showing grace never changes those we forgive, it changes us, and that is God’s primary purpose in all that is happening to us in this life. Paul says God is working all things in our lives together toward His good plan of conforming us to the image of His Son (Rom. 8:28–29).
Ultimately, I am responding to Jesus, not to the person in front of me. The person wronging me may not deserve a response of grace, but the Jesus who bled and died for me does." From "Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary" by J.D. Greear
RE: The place for water
@SR-Coker Drinking water is good for us and should not interfere with your stomach growls; however, if you have a metabolic disorder such as diabetes be sure to check with your medical doctor before making any radical changes to the way you and eat and drink.
I hope this helps.
RE: What does it mean to Savor Christ?
@Rachel-Gilpin Amen to the nourishment and satisfaction that only Christ can bring.
Let us continue to look to Christ together and consider all that He has done/is doing on our behalf so that Isaiah 58:11 will be true for us:
"And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail."
So thankful to worship Jesus with you @Rachel-Gilpin.