Defying Gravity

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January 7-28, 2024

A new year begins, and it is time to make another journey around the Sun. Will this year be any different than the last? Will we start with bold resolutions only to be pulled back by the ongoing cares and concerns that seem to control our lives? How can 2024 be a year to break free to live the life God intends for us?

In this series we will consider how we can break free from the culture of more. We often believe that the answer for our lives is simply to acquire and accumulate more. We end up in an orbit of obligation where we are stressed by all the things that we feel we have to maintain and protect. Jesus invites us to a different pattern of living where we are tethered to God rather than our possessions. In doing so, we find the freedom that we so desperately desire.

January 7

Discovering Gravity
Mark 1:4 - 11

January 14

Breaking Free
1 Timothy 6:17 - 19

January 21

Tethered to God
1 Peter 4:8 - 11

January 28

When We Get It Right
Matthew 6:19 - 21


Defying Gravity: Break Free from the Culture of More
by: Tom Berlin

Defying Gravity Family Card Pack
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28 cards with daily activities to help you focus on the life you want one day at a time. Activities include cleaning out drawers, arranging closets, donating clothes and other life-changing exercises that puts you on the path to a vibrant and fulfilling life.

Longing for Enough in a Culture of More
by: Paul Escamilla

On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity & Getting Old
by: Paker J. Palmer