May 9, 2019
The Power of Keeping It Simple
The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be SINGLE, thy whole body shall be full of light.
(Matthew 6:22 KJV)
SIMPLICITY IS FREEDOM, DUPLICITY IS BONDAGE
But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
(2 Corinthians 11:3 NKJV)
SIMPLIFY BY REDUCING LIFE TO FAITH & FACTS: LIMIT THE DRAMA
When a man’s ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
(Proverbs 16:7 NKJV)
SIMPLIFY BY ESTABLISHING BOUNDARIES: AN UNKEPT PROMISE IS DISHONESTY
But let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No,” be “No.” For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.
(Matthew 5:37 NKJV)
SIMPLIFY BY ENGAGING QUALITY: LIVE SIMPLY & DEEPLY
Better is a little with righteousness, than vast revenues without justice.
(Proverbs 16:8 NKJV)
Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife.
(Proverbs 17:1 NKJV)
Life Group Discussion:
Discuss Matthew 6:22 and how this relates to you, and to current issues in our society.
We all go through “drama.” How would you apply “limiting life to faith and facts” to help reduce “drama?”
Life can get complicated when you’re a slave to people pleasing. What can you do to establish boundaries for the purpose of simplifying your life?
How can you live simply and deeply? Give practical examples.