The Noise Inside
Aug 9, 2015 - Andrew Wermelskirchen
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In his sermon yesterday, Werm encouraged everyone to take a selfie and look at it throughout the week thinking about the noise inside each of us.
Take some family selfies together, then have each family member take their own selfie.
Study these photos and share with each other some of the noise inside each of you.
Recap: Continuum: The Noise Inside
Yesterday, Werm preached the 3rd week of our 4 week series called Continuum. In this series, we have been looking at the way in which we are called to be a part of God’s continuum, God's never-ending story. We’ve been looking at this idea through the stories of David in the bible.
This week we looked at the part in David’s story where he is faced with what seems like an impossible task. The story of David and Goliath has become well known both in and out of the religious context. Everyone can relate to the feeling of going up against a giant being armed with nothing more than a rock and a slingshot.
We are constantly facing giants in our lives. Werm called these giants “noise.” There is so much noise all around us, distracting us, overwhelming us, lying to us, building and building all the time.
It’s hard to ignore the constant noise, but sometimes the noise outside keeps us from recognizing our own internal noise. God is calling us out into his continuum. He is calling us to do something about all of this external noise, but first we have to deal with the noise raging inside us.
If we spend all our time silencing the noise outside us, we tend to ignore the volume within us that needs adjusting.
What is your internal noise? What struggles are you dealing with? Maybe it’s anxiety, depression, insecurity, feelings of inadequacy, or something else. The first step is to vocalize it. Once you realize what is making the noise, you can start taking steps to quiet it. We’ll talk about that next week, and we hope to see you there!
Monday: 2 Samuel 7:1-17
Tuesday: 2 Samuel 7:18-29
Wednesday: 2 Samuel 8:1-8
Thursday: 2 Samuel 8:9-12
Friday: 2 Samuel 8:13-18