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September
15
2019

"Half-Truths: God helps those who help themselves."

Scripture: Psalm 10:14b, 17-18a; Psalm 18:6, 16; Psalm 121:1-2

The half-truth of "God helps those who help themselves" is that our willingness to put forth effort is a key part of almost any growth or progress in our lives. It is, however, quite wrong to suggest that God only acts in response to our effort. In fact, even as he urged the Phillippian Christians to "carry out your own salvation," Paul reminded them that "God is the one who enables you both to want and to actually live out his good purposes" (verse 13). Come explore what it means to look back at our own lives and recognize that God is here to help all.

 

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