The fall season normally provides a fresh start and a regular routine. For the past six months, though, we have been forced to alter just about everything in our lives. We now must willingly shift from what was to what can be, while keeping our focus on the God we know and trust. This shift begins with shifting our expectations.
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Sunday, September 6, 2020 | Week 1
Shift Expectations of Ourselves | Philippians 1:6
Who are you and what’s your purpose? Have you felt the answers to those questions shift recently? Even if you knew who you were before the pandemic started, there’s a chance you’ve learned something new about yourself over the past several months. As we progress through this time, it’s important to have healthy expectations of ourselves. Some of us need to give ourselves more grace while some of us need help finding a greater purpose.
Sunday, September 13, 2020 | Week 2
Shift Expectations of Our Culture | Romans 12:1-2
Our culture feels so divided right now and many of the institutions we’ve clung to seem strained. Setting the correct expectations of our culture reminds us to be active in its healing while not putting all our hope in it.
Sunday, September 20, 2020 | Week 3
Shift Expectations of Our Leaders | 1 Samuel 8:4-9
Nobody is perfect and we need to understand that about our leaders. While giving some grace to our leaders, we also need to hold high expectations of character and hold them accountable. What’s the role of Christians in this process? What expectations should we have? Join us as we wrestle with those questions.
Sunday, September 27, 2020 | Week 4
Shift Expectations of God’s Work in the World | Isaiah 43:18-19
Where is God in all the pain and chaos we are feeling right now? What is God doing? How we understand God’s work in the world changes how we move about this crazy world. Perhaps we need to shift our expectations of God’s work in the world and discover the many ways God is moving.