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Session 2

You Are Not the Answer

Read: Colossians 1:6-8

If you are overwhelmed by life, take comfort in this: You are not the source to the solution. You can't face these difficulties alone, and you're not meant to. You will not win the battle on your own, so stop trying. It's okay to let go.

Colossians 1:6-8 says our hope is in Heaven. The Gospel, the word of truth, bears fruit in our lives, and it won't stop. The grace of God is real and active. Christ ministers to us and through us. The Holy Spirit fills us with his love.

God is the solution we need. He is the source. Consider the way plants grow: we may choose a sunny spot for our garden, place the plants in good soil and even water them. But who is the one who made the sun? Who gives earth the right nutrients plants need? Who decided two hydrogen atoms and an oxygen atom are essential for living things to survive? God is the origin of photosynthesis. He makes science work. He is the source of all wisdom and growth and beauty and life. We just move dirt and water around.

The same is true in our lives. God has placed you where and when you are for a purpose. The house you live in, the people you know - none of it is a coincidence. He knows you. He formed you. You are not an accident. He knows what brings you joy and life and what brings you hurt and sorrow. Stay connected with Him through prayer, scripture, and community with other believers, and He'll show you how to overcome.

Reflect:

  • Is there an area in your life in which you feel overwhelmed? What is one thing you can do to begin looking toward Jesus for the solution to your anxiety?
  • What is one way you stay connected to God? What is one way you can stay better connected?

1

Gratitude Adjustment

Gratitude Adjustment

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2

You Are Not the Answer

You Are Not the Answer

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3

Put Your Knowledge Into Action

Put Your Knowledge Into Action

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4

Bring in the Light

Bring in the Light

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5

You Have a New Address

You Have a New Address

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6

Do You Want to Know a Secret?

Do You Want to Know a Secret?

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7

These Two Things Will Change Your Life

These Two Things Will Change Your Life

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8

Reach Out and Help

Reach Out and Help

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9

How to Know What’s True

How to Know What’s True

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10

Surrender Is Just The Beginning

Surrender Is Just The Beginning

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11

The Difference Between Serving and Earning

The Difference Between Serving and Earning

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12

Living Debt Free

Living Debt Free

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13

Following Jesus Is Not A Popularity Contest

Following Jesus Is Not A Popularity Contest

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14

Jesus Didn’t Die So I Could D.I.Y.

Jesus Didn’t Die So I Could D.I.Y.

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15

Be Who Jesus Wants You To Be

Be Who Jesus Wants You To Be

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16

What Are You Craving?

What Are You Craving?

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17

You Can Be Angry and Not Sin

You Can Be Angry and Not Sin

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18

How To Change Your Life

How To Change Your Life

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19

Character Flaws

Character Flaws

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20

Is peace really possible?

Is peace really possible?

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21

We’re all designed for one purpose

We’re all designed for one purpose

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22

How To Stay Connected

How To Stay Connected

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23

What if Christians learned to coach, not condemn?

What if Christians learned to coach, not condemn?

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24

Life is better together

Life is better together

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25

How to help a friend who’s hurting

How to help a friend who’s hurting

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26

Which prayers does God answer?

Which prayers does God answer?

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27

How to find friends in a big church

How to find friends in a big church

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28

If God Did It For Them, He Will Do It For You

If God Did It For Them, He Will Do It For You

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