Don Smith presents a new monthly series:
Scripture abounds with many short, simple commands. And because of their brevity, it seems like they should be easy to do. And yet, they end up being quite difficult: “Be perfect. Be content. Give thanks in everything. Give freely. Be anxious for nothing. Forgive.” In fact, the impossibility of consistently living these out leads many of us, if not most of us, to dismiss them as unattainable ideals. But… what if they are not? What if we could actually be content, and free from fear, and overwhelmingly generous? It sounds like it would be a wonderful life, perhaps even the abundant life that Jesus promised. In this new monthly series, we will explore each of these in turn, and in depth, and we will explore the profound truths that undergird them. This will enable us to grow in our ability to live them out.
During the month of October, we will explore the apostle’s instruction in Hebrews 13:5, to‘be content’. Is it really possible for us to be content with that which we have? When we live in this consumeristic, materialistic culture where we are bombarded with hundreds of advertisements every day that are designed to make us discontent? Is it possible to be content with our appearance, abilities (or lack thereof), possessions, jobs, churches, spouses, etc? Come explore the scriptural foundations of contentedness, and discover the perspectives and practices that can help you to grow in your own ability to be content.
First Sunday of the month: October 1st in Auburn
3:00 pm at St Philip Church
6:00 pm at the Village Inn Restaurant
2nd Sunday of the month: October 8th, Vassalboro
6:00 pm at the St. Bridget Center
(Wine and accompanying snacks provided!)
Don Smith is a "revert" to the Catholic Church. After being a Protestant minister for over 20 years he is happy to be "home."