Saturday, January 20, 2007

Life, and life to the full.

This week's topic was "Does God Matter?". It wasn't a rhetorical question. We looked carefully at the question: What difference does God make in your life? and tried to answer it as genuinely as we could. Thanks to everyone for being so willing to share so personally.

Our Scripture for the study focused mainly on the latter part of John 10:10 where Jesus says "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." What did He mean by "life to the full" and are we taking Jesus up on His offer? It wasn't just the benefits that we looked at but rather the big picture. The "abundant life" or "life to the full" didn't mean that everything would turn up roses but a better life in the sense of being more worthwhile. A life not just quantitatively more, but qualitatively more. Apples and oranges, you know?

Hopefully if I have the time, I will post the discussion sheet we used and summarize some of our general responses (including all those food analogies of fullness). In the meantime, here's a picture of what we do after our meetings. If you have the time, please stick around and join us in a friendly (and sometimes intense) game of Dutch Blitz! It's a vonderful goot game!

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