Dwelling Richly Bible Studies
Chill - Rethink Stress and Rest

Chill - Rethink Stress and Rest

June 14, 2019

There comes a time in our lives when we realize that we just need to “chill out”, right? I mean, haven’t you felt the tension rise and in spite of your best efforts you snapped at someone – maybe even someone you love? You have been running full steam ahead and now, your calendar is more full than ever, your appointments are not easing up, and life just feels like it’s spinning all around you. You wish you could just walk away onto the sandy shores of a soothing beach, feel the pebbly sand between your toes, the fresh breeze, take a big dose of vitamin sea...and chill.

There’s something almost magic in the way that getting away and breathing a deep breath can revive your soul. The thing is, going away to the beach, or the lake, or the river – as soothing and wonderful as that can be – only means that you will need to come back to life again. What if you could take the soothing with you? What if you could put into practice some habits that could help you chill like you were on a lounge chair with a drink in one hand and a romantic novel in the other. What if you could take that chill with you anywhere?

God has designed us for rest, renewal, reviving – chilling out! He literally put it into the design of the creation when he breathed mankind into existence. But, we continue to miss that rest, struggle to renew, feel trapped, stuck, and often overwhelmed. This study will help you rediscover the rest that God intended.

Each lesson is designed to focus on an aspect that will help us find our chill even when life won’t let us stop. We can be busy and still chill. We can be pushed to the limit...and still chill. We can rush, and plan, and do and go and still in the middle of it all find the rest and anchor in the God who created us for chilling.

We’ll use the word “chill” as an acronym to help us in five ways... C – Come to Him...being willing to come to God in every circumstance H – Hide in Him...let him envelope you even while you’re surrounded by hectic life I – “I Am” – Know the God who made you L – Let go – release your need for control and... L – Let God – open your hands, your heart, your calendar and plans and let God work in every area of your life, heart, soul, mind and strength.

I know that if you will enter in to this study with an open and willing heart, and maybe just a little nudge to make some changes in your schedule, you’ll come away with a fresh perspective and tools to help you not only live a more calm, confident, and peaceful life – but a life that will in turn be a witness and encouragement to others. Download the study lessons at www.jennifergrichmond.com Join the weekday online study on Facebook

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Chill - Rethink Stress and Rest

Chill - Rethink Stress and Rest

June 14, 2019

There comes a time in our lives when we realize that we just need to “chill out”, right? I mean, haven’t you felt the tension rise and in spite of your best efforts you snapped at someone – maybe even someone you love? You have been running full steam ahead and now, your calendar is more full than ever, your appointments are not easing up, and life just feels like it’s spinning all around you.

You wish you could just walk away onto the sandy shores of a soothing beach, feel the pebbly sand between your toes, the fresh breeze, take a big dose of vitamin sea...and chill. There’s something almost magic in the way that getting away and breathing a deep breath can revive your soul. The thing is, going away to the beach, or the lake, or the river – as soothing and wonderful as that can be – only means that you will need to come back to life again. What if you could take the soothing with you?

What if you could put into practice some habits that could help you chill like you were on a lounge chair with a drink in one hand and a romantic novel in the other. What if you could take that chill with you anywhere? God has designed us for rest, renewal, reviving – chilling out! He literally put it into the design of the creation when he breathed mankind into existence. But, we continue to miss that rest, struggle to renew, feel trapped, stuck, and often overwhelmed.

This study will help you rediscover the rest that God intended. Each lesson is designed to focus on an aspect that will help us find our chill even when life won’t let us stop. We can be busy and still chill. We can be pushed to the limit...and still chill. We can rush, and plan, and do and go and still in the middle of it all find the rest and anchor in the God who created us for chilling.

We’ll use the word “chill” as an acronym to help us in five ways...

C – Come to Him...being willing to come to God in every circumstance

H – Hide in Him...let him envelop you even while you’re surrounded by hectic life

I – “I Am” – Know the God who made you

L – Let go – release your need for control and...

L – Let God – open your hands, your heart, your calendar and plans and let God work in every area of your life, heart, soul, mind and strength.

I know that if you will enter in to this study with an open and willing heart, and maybe just a little nudge to make some changes in your schedule, you’ll come away with a fresh perspective and tools to help you not only live a more calm, confident, and peaceful life – but a life that will in turn be a witness and encouragement to others.

Download the study lessons at www.jennifergrichmond.com

Join the weekday online study on Facebook

Here's the link to the Calgon commercial

Calgon Take Me Away - YouTube

Why Does God Allow Evil?

Why Does God Allow Evil?

June 14, 2019

Why is there so much pain and evil in this world? From petty annoyances to crushing burdens. Why doesn't God do something about it?

Probably one of the greatest challenges facing each person, even Christians, is the reality of evil and suffering. Maybe you’ve gone to God in times of desperate hurt and deep loss only to feel that your prayers have not been heard.

These are important questions and while we cannot solve them all neatly in one short message, we can address evil and suffering and point to the answers found in God’s Word.

No pat answers...no, “just have faith” responses.

 

You Don’t Have a Sin Problem…

You Don’t Have a Sin Problem…

April 30, 2019

...you have a God problem Join me for this final talk through the book of Esther #lmccwomen #DwellingRichly #biblestudy

Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 6/Days 9-10, Esther 10:1-3

Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 6/Days 9-10, Esther 10:1-3

April 26, 2019

Faithful & Fearless: Lesson 6/Days 9-10, Esther 10:1-3

This is the final lesson in the Faithful & Fearless study through Ruth and Esther. Thank you so much for joining us.

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Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 6/Day 9, Esther 9:20-32

Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 6/Day 9, Esther 9:20-32

April 26, 2019

Faithful & Fearless: Lesson 6/Day 9, Esther 9:20-32

Ultimately, God has promised that “joy comes in the morning” and not just for a day, but forever when “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Rev. 21:4) So, the joyful reversals and thrilling relief in the turnings of Esther are just a foretaste of the greatest joy, the final relief, and the culmination of all turnings when every knee will bow, and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord! What a day! What a glorious day to anticipate. While we wait and long for that day we “sing the praises of the Lord and praise his holy name!”

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Be sure to join me for the next day in our “Faithful and Fearless” lesson!

The Dwelling Richly community Bible study meets at La Mirada Christian Church every other week: Mondays, 6:30pm or Tuesdays, 9:30am, February 5-April 30, 2019

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Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 6/Day 7, Esther 9:11-19

Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 6/Day 7, Esther 9:11-19

April 26, 2019

Faithful & Fearless: Lesson 6/Day 7, Esther 9:11-19

The idea of recalling to mind the faithfulness of God is throughout Scripture. God told his people to set stones at the boundaries of their lands to leave a visual reminder of His deliverance. Every feast day recorded in Leviticus points to the greatness of God – deliverance, provision, forgiveness and more. In Psalm 42 David is so sad and depressed he says it feels like he’s drowning, but through that, he says “I remember.” David calls to mind the good times with God and with God’s people, and he asks the same question we should, “Why be so sad? God’s got this!” As the Jews rejoiced with gladness and feasting at their miraculous deliverance, we should follow their example. Recall the greatness of God, rejoice in what He’s done, and retell the account to bless others and lift our own soul from deep sadness

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Be sure to join me for the next day in our “Faithful and Fearless” lesson!

The Dwelling Richly community Bible study meets at La Mirada Christian Church every other week: Mondays, 6:30pm or Tuesdays, 9:30am, February 5-April 30, 2019

Register online http://www.LMCCWomen.Eventbrite.com

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Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 6/Day 6, Esther 9:1-10

Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 6/Day 6, Esther 9:1-10

April 26, 2019

Faithful & Fearless: Lesson 6/Day 6, Esther 9:1-10

Recall that six centuries before Esther, God had specifically commanded Israel’s first king, Saul, to kill Agag, the wicked king of the Amalekites. Saul didn’t kill Agag. Instead, he spared the king and all the good spoils from the Amalekites. Fast-forward to Esther, and we meet up with a long-lost descendant of this very king – the “evil Haman.” Not only does Haman, an Amalekite, die, but at the decree of Mordecai, all enemies of the Jews are taken out including Haman’s sons. How different might it have been had Saul obeyed God 600 years earlier. How might your obedience or disobedience impact the generations that follow you? Don’t think you are exempt from the lasting blessing of your faithfulness or the consequence of your sin. Mordecai’s admonition to Esther is for us as well. “Don’t think you’ll be spared.” Act in faith and fearlessly obey God no matter what.

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Be sure to join me for the next day in our “Faithful and Fearless” lesson!

The Dwelling Richly community Bible study meets at La Mirada Christian Church every other week: Mondays, 6:30pm or Tuesdays, 9:30am, February 5-April 30, 2019

Register online http://www.LMCCWomen.Eventbrite.com

When you share, use our hashtags: #LMCCWomen #DwellingRichlyBibleStudy

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Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 6/Day 5, Esther 8:8-17

Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 6/Day 5, Esther 8:8-17

April 25, 2019

Faithful & Fearless: Lesson 6/Day 5, Esther 8:8-17

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Be sure to join me for the next day in our “Faithful and Fearless” lesson!

The Dwelling Richly community Bible study meets at La Mirada Christian Church every other week: Mondays, 6:30pm or Tuesdays, 9:30am, February 5-April 30, 2019

Register online http://www.LMCCWomen.Eventbrite.com

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Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 6/Day 4, Esther 8:1-8

Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 6/Day 4, Esther 8:1-8

April 22, 2019

Faithful & Fearless: Lesson 6/Day 4, Esther 8:1-8

In spite of David’s encouraging reminder not to “fret because of evildoers” I find myself often doing exactly that! Call me Jennifer McFretsAlot, but I see the evil, and it seems to be going on and on and on unpunished. I get sad and frustrated...until. I. See. God. I mean, really see Him - see in my mind what He’s famous for – making things right. Then, rather than hitting the rewind button in my mind and continually replaying all the stupid, evil, nonsense in this world, I kick that DVD out and pop in this one: “Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.” Befriend faithfulness. Now that’s a friend I need and want. I take faithfulness by the hand, we kneel together, walk together, and delight in God together. Then, I keep my eyes on Him, my ears attentive to His words, and my heart freed from fretting and faithful in following His lead. What a difference that makes.

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Be sure to join me for the next day in our “Faithful and Fearless” lesson!

The Dwelling Richly community Bible study meets at La Mirada Christian Church every other week: Mondays, 6:30pm or Tuesdays, 9:30am, February 5-April 30, 2019

Register online http://www.LMCCWomen.Eventbrite.com

When you share, use our hashtags: #LMCCWomen #DwellingRichlyBibleStudy

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