Archive for November, 2016

Revisiting Vision

“Where there is no vision, the people perish…” Proverbs 29: 18

Far too many people are wandering this world feeling like they are wasting their days. Our very souls cry out that there has to be more than what we are living now. We ask “How do we know God’s will for us?”. We get tired of struggle instead of freedom.

This week, we will be looking at a moment in Jesus’ days where he modeled for us how to find vision for our lives. He was in a moment that could have been a shortcut to a limited existence but shows us how we can find God’s view and go above the normal way of thinking that falls short.

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Moving to Meaningful

As we move from the “I Want More” season to a new season of having the “Meaningful” life, we explore a very uncomfortable dinner party that Jesus attended. As he took the religious leaders of his day to task due to their hypocrisy, we can also be challenged that we don’t fall into the same traps they did.

We invite you to join us as we take our first step into this new conversation.

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Joy: Philippians 4b

Have you ever watched a movie about someone who did something great with their life that touched your heart? Mr. Holland’s Opus? Schindler’s List? Saving Private Ryan?

It’s in all of us that we want to do something great with our time in this world. However, one of the greatest “joy stealers” in this world is when it seems like we will never get there. Many of us have submitted to a feeling of “getting by” with only movies like these awakening that desire in us for a brief moment.

As we dive into the second part of Philippians 4, we awaken the dream, see it lived out in testimonies of ordinary people, and learn how we can have that dream become a reality in our lives as soon as today!

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Joy: Philippians 4a

How can you have joy when life hands you a plate of anxiety?

All of us struggle with anxiety at one time or another. For some of us, it can be a moment when a challenge presents itself. For others, it can last for a season when things are out of control. Still for others, it can be a way of life, as we constantly feel overwhelmed.

In this study, we will look at anxiety, how it steals our joy, and what we can do about it. This is not a study about a quick fix. Nor is it a study that says all anxiety is due to lack of faith or a sin. It’s a study on what the Bible tells us we can do when anxiety hits, how it leads to joy, and how even Jesus modeled this life changing truth on the road to the cross.

The Shepherd’s Fellowship is a casual and relational church in Marion, Ohio.


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