7 Words to Change Your Life: Help 27 Jun 21

(Message 5) God helps those who help themselves. Right? WRONG! This popular saying is not found anywhere in the Bible. In fact, God has a completely different “help” plan for us. Join us for our next message, “7 Words to Change Your Life: Help”.  And just in case you don’t personally need anyone’s help, we encourage you to… you know… take in this message for… a friend. ;) #GC7Words

6 “Help Myths”:

  1. ‘Merica Myth

    • Myth: While living the American dream, there’s nothing I can’t do with a little ingenuity, blood, sweat, and beers tears, with my pet bald eagle at my side
    • Reality: Sometimes hard work just digs you further in the hole.
  2. Superhero Myth

    • Myth: I have to be just like __________, (dad, grandfather, public figure), who is larger than life, and clearly has it all figured out
    • Reality: Even superheroes ask for help. (but also… superheroes are fictitious)
  3. “Never let them see you bleed” Myth

    • Myth: I can’t exhibit an ounce of weakness, or the competition will defeat me
    • Reality: Even in sports, we rely on the help of team-mates, substitutions, and pit stops
  4. Instagram Myth

    • Myth: Those people have it all together. I need to keep up with the Joneses.
    • Reality: We are comparing the false-reality glamor-shots on others’ feeds with the nitty-gritty reality of our own weakest moments.
  5. White-knuckles Myth

    • Myth: I have what it takes inside of me, I just haven’t tried hard enough
    • Reality: We can’t white-knuckle forever. We’ll reach our limit, then what?
  6. Self-help Myth

    • Myth: “The Lord helps those who help themselves.”
    • Reality: Dictionary definition of “help”:
      • verb: make it easier for (someone) to do something by offering one’s services or resources
      • noun: the action of helping someone to do something; assistance
      • exclamation: used as an appeal for urgent assistance: Help! I’m drowning!
      • Every definition implies an external source!


Myth to Truth:

  1. Not asking for help is a big problem.

  2. We have a Higher Power, and he wants to help.

  3. We have community, and community was made for help.

  4. We are a community, and we were made to help.


General SG Questions 6/27/21

  • Read Proverbs 16:18 NLT, Proverbs 14:12 NLT, Proverbs 16:25 NLT, Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT, Matthew 7:9-11 NLT, 2 Corinthians 12:8-10 NLT, Ecclesiastes 4:7-12 NIV, Proverbs 27:17 NLT, Proverbs 3:27-30 NLT, Luke 12:48b, Romans 3:10b NLT, Romans 3:23 NLT, Romans 6:23 NLT, Romans 5:8 NLT, and Romans 10:9-11 NLT. As you reflect on these verses, what stands out the most to you? Why? 
  • What was the most impactful thing about the message this past Sunday?
  • As you reflect on the message, what one principle or insight stands out as being particularly
    • helpful?
    • insightful?
    • difficult to grasp?
    • challenging?
  • What do the passages and the message teach you about God? What do they teach you about yourself?
  • How could the next week be different if you incorporated these truths into your life?

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