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Jesus Over Everything Week 4 — Remembering What’s True

Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not disregard it. — Proverbs 8:33 NIV

WELCOME

Today we’re talking about the importance of not getting caught up in the hype or impulsivity of a culture that constantly wants to push us toward flashy, easy, bigger, and more. And here’s the hard truth: Christians are among the worst at buying into this kind of hype. We have a real penchant to outdo or one-up each other, or to heighten spiritual experiences to “out-experience the last thing we did,” all in the name of Jesus.

But it’s not just what we do to each other as Christians; it’s what we do in ourselves trying to fill a God-sized void. Everywhere we turn, we’re faced with opportunities to impulsively buy things we don’t need to fill spaces we don’t use. Many of us are so far into this way of living, we have no clue it’s even a problem. Hype pulls us out of the steady disciplines of long-term faithfulness and disrupts a life of wisdom devoted to God and only God.

When we anchor ourselves in the truth of who Jesus is and what the gospel is really about, we’re less tempted to give up so easily and have more courage to stay steady. Hype, the never-ending-vacuum of worldly knowledge, complicates our lives. Steadiness and wisdom uncomplicate our lives in a way our hearts truly crave. Let’s dig into this together.

This week in your study:

  1. Watch the video for session four of Jesus Over Everything on our study home page and take notes in your study guide on pages 73-79 but DON’T GO AWAY just yet! Hang out for the conversation with our OBS community afterward!
  2. Grab your Bible and enjoy your personal study this week on pages 80-92.
  3. Join the conversations about this week’s teaching and get to know our community in our private Facebook group.

 

Lisa Whittle

Jesus is everything. It is the heart, the passion and the leadership approach of author, speaker and ministry leader, Lisa Whittle. As the daughter of a pastor, Lisa’s longest community is with the Church, which has become her greatest place of ministry. Her love runs deep to see people pursue Jesus for life, grow deep roots of faith, and walk strong in the midst of a world that so often seems to have gone crazy.

For this reason, Lisa has dedicated her life to writing and speaking about the truth of Jesus Christ and how wanting Him the most changes everything. Lisa is the author of 7 books and a new Bible study including Jesus Over Everything (March 2020), Put Your Warrior Boots On (June 2017) and 5 Word Prayers (October 2017), and a sought-out Bible teacher for her wit and bold, bottom line approach. Her with you-for you signature style is a favorite of audiences who have her coming back to speak into them year, after year. From retreats to rehab facilities to college campuses to the large church or conference stage, Lisa’s desire remains the same: to point people to the Jesus who can change their life.

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