THE CURE



THE CURE


THERE ARE MANY BARRIERS TO A JOY-FILLED LIFE.  OUR IDENTITY CAN BE WRAPPED UP IN THE SUM OF OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND FAILURES.  PEOPLE HURT US AND THE PAIN CAN REMAIN FOR A LONG TIME.  WE TRY TO MEDICATE THE SYMPTOMS OF EMPTINESS AND FIND OURSELVES STILL NEEDING MORE.  THE BOTTOM LINE: THERE IS STUFF IN MY LIFE I NEED SOMETHING OR SOMEONE TO CURE. JOIN US FOR A JOURNEY THROUGH TWO CHAPTERS OF THE BIBLE THAT OFFER THE CURE.  TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS SERIES, READ THROUGH THE BIBLICAL LETTER OF 1 JOHN.



SERMON NOTES



JANUARY 6 - CURE FOR INSIGNIFICANCE


I CAN TRY TO FIND MY IDENTITY IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT PLACES. THE QUESTION IS, WHO AM I CREATED TO BE? WHAT AM I CREATED TO DO?  THE CURE FOR INSIGNIFICANCE CAN BE FOUND AND I CAN KNOW JUST THE PLACE TO FIND IT.  TO PREPARE, READ 1 JOHN 1-3:3.


JANUARY 13 - CURE FOR STRONGHOLDS


WHEN LIFE GETS HARD OR DISCOURAGING, I CAN TURN TO THINGS TO NUMB THE PAIN.  YET, IT KEEPS COMING BACK.  SOMETIMES THE THINGS I USE TO DEAL WITH LIFE BECOME THE PROBLEM AS WELL.  HOW CAN I GET RID OF THE STRONGHOLDS THAT LEAVE ME WANTING MORE?  WHAT’S THE CURE FOR THE BONDAGE OF HABITS OR ADDICTION?  TO PREPARE, READ 1 JOHN 3:4-10.


JANUARY 20 - CURE FOR HEARTACHE


BREAK UPS HAPPEN.  NOT JUST ROMANTIC SPLITS, BUT FAMILY, FRIENDSHIPS OR EMPLOYMENT CAN LEAVE AN EMPTY PLACE IN MY HEART.  WHAT’S THE CURE FOR THIS EMPTINESS?  HOW DO I MOVE ON FROM A SEVERED RELATIONSHIP?  TO PREPARE, READ 1 JOHN 3:11-19.


JANUARY 27 - CURE FOR GUILT


I’VE DONE SOME DUMB AND EVEN SINFUL THINGS.  I CAN’T TURN BACK THE CLOCK FOR A DO-OVER.  I’M ASHAMED, EMBARRASSED AND FULL OF GUILT.  NOW WHAT?  WHAT’S THE CURE FOR THE INCREDIBLE REGRET AND GUILT THAT’S EATING ME UP INSIDE.  TO PREPARE, READ 1 JOHN 3:20-24.


FEBRUARY 3 - CURE FOR DOUBT


SOMETIMES I STRUGGLE TO KNOW FOR SURE WHAT IS TRUE.  THERE ARE SO MANY VIEWPOINTS, SO MANY DIFFERING BELIEFS. WHAT IS THE CURE FOR THIS DOUBT, THESE QUESTIONS, MY UNCERTAINTY?  TO PREPARE, READ 1 JOHN 4:1-6.


FEBRUARY 10 - CURE FOR SELFISHNESS


IF I’M HONEST, SOMETIMES I THINK LIFE IS ALL ABOUT ME.  I’M EVEN WILLING TO OFFEND SOMEONE TO GET WHAT I WANT. THE WORST PART IS, SOMETIMES WHEN I GET WHAT I WANT I FEEL TERRIBLE ABOUT HOW SELFISH I WAS IN KEEPING IT FROM SOMEONE ELSE.  WHAT IS THE CURE FOR MY SELFISHNESS?  TO PREPARE, READ 1 JOHN 4:7-15.


FEBRUARY 17 - CURE FOR FEAR


THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS IN THE WORLD THAT WORRY ME.  CRIME, DISEASES, FINANCES, JUST TO NAME A FEW.  I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT FEAR CAN ROB ME OF MY JOY IN LIFE.  I WISH I COULD JUST ENJOY THE BLESSINGS OF MY LIFE. BUT I WORRY I’M GOING TO LOSE THEM. WHAT IS THE CURE FOR THIS FEAR? TO PREPARE, READ 1 JOHN 4:16-18.


FEBRUARY 24 - CURE FOR HATE


WHEN I THINK OF THOSE WHO HAVE HURT ME OR HAVE HURT THOSE I LOVE, I CAN CHOOSE BITTERNESS, ANGER AND HATRED.  THE PROBLEM IS, THE CHOICE TO HATE BECOMES A POISON TO MY SPIRIT, MY MIND AND MY ATTITUDE.  WHAT IS THE CURE FOR HATRED WHEN IT SEEMS SO JUSTIFIED?  HOW CAN I REPLACE HATE WITH LOVE?  TO PREPARE, READ 1 JOHN 4:19-5:5.

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