This week, we’ll explore the topic “True Freedom—Belonging to Our God and Each Other” through readings from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, songs, prayer, questions, discussion, and the sharing of personal experiences.
In The Boundary Breaking God, Danielle Shroyer writes, “Our journey toward freedom cannot be the substitution of one kind of slavery for another. We cannot leave Pharaoh and then become pharaohs of our own, doing as we please without concern for anyone else. Selfishness is its own wilderness, where the beauty of freedom still eludes us. To be truly free, as told in God’s unfolding story, is to belong to our God and belong to each other. Jesus reminded us of the signposts to freedom we had been given in the Ten Commandments, where we are called to live in a network of relationships between our God and our neighbor.”
Questions to consider:
What does it mean to consciously belong to our God and each other?
What does loving one’s neighbor have to do with individual freedom?
How aware are we of the wilderness of selfishness, and how do we break out of it?
If you can’t make it to Prayer and Share, please post your ideas on the Next Generation Fellowship Facebook page and/or email me your ideas to share. Thoughts and testimony related to other topics are always welcome as well.