The false narrative is that the “good life” is achieved by fulfilling every human desire. How often have we heard (or said), “Do what makes you happy?” But will doing what makes you happy be truly fulfilling or will it still leave a sense of emptiness?
In January we studied The Good & Beautiful God and discovered how our picture of God gets twisted and how Jesus offers us a true picture of God and his character. In The Good & Beautiful Life, using Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5–7) we’ll continue this idea as we look at how our picture of ourselves gets twisted. But Jesus offers us a true picture of what will really satisfy us.
Use the discussion guides below and join this seven-week sermon and small group series The Good & Beautiful Life, diving deeper into finding joy in challenging times. Reading the book by James Bryan Smith is optional, and corresponding chapters are noted below.
Schedule & Discussion Guides
|Session||Sermon Date||Group Discussion||Book Chapters||Discussion Guide|
|#1 The Good & Beautiful Life||September 20||September 20–26||1–3||Download|
|#2 Live Without Anger||September 27||September 27–October 3||4||Download|
|#3 Live Without Lust||October 4||October 4–10||5||Download|
|#4 Live Without Judging||October 11||October 11–17||11||Download|
|#5 Live Without Greed||October 18||October 18–24||9||Download|
|#6 Live Without Pride||October 25||October 25–31||8||Download|
|#7 Live Without Worry||November 1||November 1–7||10||Download|