In the days and weeks preceding the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, three men found their way into the story. Each refused to abandon his quest for control and surrender to the Savior of the world. How can we avoid the mistakes they made?
Everyone wants to be happy. But what makes us happy? And why is happiness easy to find, but hard to keep?
Uncertainty is unavoidable. Being fearful is optional.
There’s something that rises up in each of us. It keeps us from apologizing, admitting we’re wrong, or showing weakness. It keeps us from forgiving. It causes us to lie about our pasts, to cheat instead of lose, and to feel happy when someone else fails. It stands in the way not only of our relationships with other people, but our relationship with God.
What is this thing and how do we kill it?
What do you do when there’s nothing you can do? What do you do when you have a problem that seems to have no solution? Your job, your marriage, or your life is stuck. You’re miles from ideal with no good options. What do you do?
Nobody likes to lose.
Whether it’s the big game or a little argument, if given the choice, you’d pick winning.
But what if the choice wasn’t that simple?
What if more hung in the balance than just winning?