Challenges

Challenge

Challenge for this week:
Second Commandment: “You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.”

How are you keeping this commandment?

Exodus 20:4-6



Challenge

Challenge

1st Commandment: “You shall have no other gods before me.”

How are you keeping this commandment?

Exodus 20:3



Challenge

Challenge
Where and how have you re-discover(ed) the presence of God?
In our darkest hour and wandering in the wilderness, we ask “Is God with us or not?”
God is neither a quick fix or solution waiting to happen.
Rather, God is always present and joins us in our struggles and challenges in life.
We’re given an opportunity to re-discover the presence of God.
Exodus 17:1-7


Challenge

Challenge

How has God provided and blessed you this week? What is your wilderness?
Whatever is your wilderness, and despite your whining and complaining,
God blesses you anyway, and does so abundantly.
How can you share God’s abundant grace and blessings with others? 
Exodus 16:2-15


Challenge

Challenge

How has God made a way for you this week?
Or, how can God make a way for you? 
What is your red sea?
There is no obstacle big enough,
no red sea too deep,
no dead end that God can’t make a way for you. 

Exodus 14:19-31



Challenge

Challenge for this week
What ordinary place became your holy ground this week?
Where did you meet God?
Challenge inspired by the story of Moses at the burning bush.
God told Moses to remove his sandals from his feet because he was standing on holy ground.
The ground all around us is holy, but did you meet God as Moses did at the burning bush?
What is God calling you to do?
Exodus 3:1-15
 


Challenge

Our challenge for this week:
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Quote attributed to Mahatma Gandhi.
Challenge inspired by the story of Shiphrah and Puah
and how they changed the world; Exodus 1:8-2:10.  
 
Change begins with you. This week, you have an opportunity to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey by giving through UMCOR monetarily, make flood buckets, volunteer, or give some other way. See earlier communication or this week’s connexion e-news for more information. You also have an opportunity to serve at Shepherd’s Heart Food Pantry this Saturday, 9/2, by serving with your church, FUMC Taylor, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 


Challenge: Practice Forgiveness

Our challenge for this week:
Practice Forgiveness!


Challenge: Read the book of Genesis

Our challenge for this week is to finish reading all of Genesis.


Challenge

From Genesis 32 and our message this past Sunday, Jacob wrestled with God.
How and where have you encountered God this week?
Have you wrestled with God?
How have you been blessed by God today?