Empowered by Faith: Lesson 2

HE’S BUILDING A WHAT?!

Noah

Key Verse

“This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.”

Genesis 6:9

Read Genesis 6:9-8:22

Key Points

• Noah obeyed God when it made absolutely no sense

• Noah ignored everyone else around him

• Sometimes God has us prepare to do His will months & years in advance

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The Problem with Guilt #3: We Overreact

Let’s review: we say we feel guilty. Our brains process guilt with doing something wrong. If we have done something wrong, then we must work to make it right. Unfortunately, we haven’t REALLY done anything wrong so we find it’s impossible to make things right. Out of frustration, we simply try harder. And that is when we overreact.
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The Problem with Guilt #2: We Try to Make it Right

If we think we are guilty, then we believe we have done something wrong. When we do something wrong, we try to make it right. We make a mistake, we correct it. We break something, we replace it. We damage something, we pay to have it repair. These are all very cut & dry, very black & white. Unfortunately, most of the time when we feel guilty, we simply CAN’T make it right.
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The Problem with Guilt #1: Guilt Implies We’ve Done Something Wrong!

I LOVE Law & Order. I watch it on one of the local stations every Wednesday & Thursday. I watch other crime shows as well but Law & Order allows me to see the police do their job & the prosecutors do their job. So I see courtroom action every episode. Most episodes, at some point, a judge asks the defendant, “How do you plead?” And they have to say Guilty or not guilty. Most of the time, they say not guilty so the show can continue rather than ending early! 😊

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Fall Cookie Recipes

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I LOVE to bake. The hot temperatures of summer stop me from heating up the house even more with heat from the oven! This is one of the reasons I look forward to the cooler weather in Fall. I can once again bake to my heart’s desire. For now, I am looking for new recipes to try. Midwest Living has helped with this collection of Fall cookie recipes, including these incredible caramel apple cookies. Can’t wait!

Autumn Cookies