It’s not a big deal.
Discussion Guides & Message Wraps
This series was inspired by the book Respectable Sins, by Jerry Bridges. This Summer, we recommend this book as a supplemental resource. It’s well worth your time! Join us on Sundays to hear messages in this series, and go deeper with the book.
Use the study guide included in the book with your connect group or for family discussions.
A limited number of copies will be available for purchase at each campus for $13 (price includes tax).
Week 1: Gluttony
Gluttony is not about weight. It’s also not necessarily about food. It’s about your ability to say no to your appetites. It may not seem like a big deal, but it is. Proverbs 25:28 says that a person without self control is like a city without walls. In other words, they’re easily conquered. Join us as we take a look at this “respectable” sin and discover that the solution isn’t about willpower – it’s about God’s power.
Week 2: Complaining
Complaining is something we all do. Life stinks sometimes, therefore we complain sometimes. It’s just part of life, right? But what if complaining is a bigger deal than we make it out to be? Join us at Berean this week as we put complaining under the microscope and reveal what it exposes in our hearts and the secret for turning it around.
Week 3: Anxiety
How often do you feel that little but powerful emotion of anxiety surging through your body – crippling your mind and making your head hurt? We’ve all been there. I’m there right now! Sunday we’ll investigate what God says about anxiety, and prayerfully will walk away with a new peace deeper than our fears.
Week 4: Impatience
Over 1,500 potentially active volcanoes dot our globe. At any given moment, they could belch poisonous gasses, pour molten lava, and leave behind massive destruction. Their danger is in their volatility. Within each of us is a volcano. It’s a small attitude that leads us into danger we can’t see (and no, we aren’t talking about anger). Join us to see how a little respectable sin can either destroy us or be courageously destroyed by a fruit of God’s Spirit!