Key Definitions

Reproductive imagination- The power to reproduce images stored in memory under the suggestion of associated images.

Creative imagination- The power to produce new images directed at a specific goal or raising in the solution of problems

 

 

I. The power of imagination: Imagining blessings when experiencing

   hardship (1 Samuel 17:32-33, 36-37)

   A. Reproduce memories- serenity to accept through seeing the

       best

   B. Solve problems- courage to change by seeing the possible

 

Serenity Prayer: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”      -Reinhold Niebuhr 

II. The problem of imagination: Imagining hardship when

   experiencing blessings (1 Chronicles 21:1)

*The fear of the future is the Serenity Prayer wisdom gone haywire 

 

III.  The peace of imagination: Trust in God’s Presence and

     protection (Ephesians 3:16-19)

Take Away:

Do your best and trust God with the rest 

 

Next Steps:

__Commit to view next Sunday

__Commit to ask God what you should concern yourself with

__Commit to focus on possibilities rather than problems

__Commit to help another practice peace 

 

NEW BEGINnINGS
COMmUNITY CHURCH

Samantha Oehling

(315) 363-5224

admyn.nbcc13163@gmail.com 

227 Genesee St,

P.O. Box 30

Wampsville, NY 13421

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