Sunday School Lessons

BIBLE STUDIES FOR LIFE – This series will help equip you to understand how faith impacts your family, your career, and your struggles. And all the while challenging you to live out your faith, right where you are, right as you are.
Second Nature:  Choosing Christ-Centered Living in a Self-Centered World
Suppose I asked you whether you brushed your teeth this morning. Hopefully, you would say yes. But let’s
say I wanted to dig a little deeper and I asked you to describe the experience of brushing your teeth.
Awkward silence.
It’s not because you didn’t brush them; it’s just because you don’t give a lot of thought to brushing your
teeth. You probably thought a lot about it when you were a kid, making sure you hit all the uppers and
the lowers; maybe you even sang “The Alphabet Song” in your head to make sure you spent enough time
brushing. But now you’ve been brushing your teeth for many years, and it’s become a routine you go
through without even thinking about. Brushing your teeth has become second nature to you—an action
so often repeated that it now exists in the realm of muscle memory.
In Christ, Christians are given a new nature, new desires, new tastes, and a new lifestyle. As we continue
to grow in Christ, we will develop consistent patterns of living that are the spiritual equivalent of brushing
your teeth—patterns of thinking, believing, and acting that become so ingrained in us that we scarcely
even think about them.
Through the lives of seven biblical characters, this study will bring out some of those patterns that grow
out of our belief in the gospel. By exploring these stories, we’ll be challenged to actively develop these
character traits until they become second nature.