“Detour in the Desert” – Luke 7:1-10 – Pastor John Braaten (Guest Speaker)

A detour in the desert of Paul’s life was needed.

Detours are universally experienced and require change.

Detours are not sent by God but can be used by God to benefit us.

Detours can be valuable when, guided by the Holy Spirit, the change glorifies God.


Study Questions:

1. What makes us think that the path we’ve chosen–be it a road when we’re traveling or a career or course of study–is necessarily the best one for us?

2. Why do we think of detours with negative connotations?  Are detours necessarily negative?

3. What does it take for us to enjoy the scenery on any road we travel?  How much of our enjoyment is due to our attitude?

“We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. . . I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it.  And so it is with you. . . we are in charge of our attitudes.” – C. Swindoll