In this six-session video-based study, John Ortberg explains how, left to our own devices, we tend to seek out worldly things, mistakenly thinking they will bring us fulfillment. But everything on Earth belongs to God. Everything we “own” is just on loan. And what pleases God is often 180 degrees from what we may think is important. Today is the day you choose … which game you want to win … which prize you want to collect … which priorities you want to set. It’s a thrill to win at checkers or Clue or Trivial Pursuit. You sweep aside the other players and you “own” the board. It’s also a thrill to win a promotion at work … the new house you wanted … that sports car you’ve always eyed. But just like the game cards, the tokens, and the timer, those prizes are temporary. When the game is over, they all go back in the box. Games can cast a powerful spell, says bestselling author John Ortberg. But the wisest player remembers that the game is always going to end. So what can we take with us to the kingdom of God? Only the love we have for Christ, the love we have for each other, and our own souls. While it’s not bad to be good at chess or Risk—or the game of life on earth—we can’t allow it to get in the way of what really matters. Using his humor and his genius for storytelling, Ortberg helps you focus on the real rules of the game and how to set your priorities.
In Session 1, "When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box," Ortberg takes lessons from the game of Monopoly and applies them to your real life.
Session 2, "Keeping Score Where It Really Counts," focuses on the game that really matters--the inner game.
Session 3, "Resign as Master of the Board," challenges you to choose your treasure carefully and always know that God owns it.
In Session 4, "Calling or Comfort? Choose Your Moves Wisely," you will learn that life gets dangerous when you get too comfortable; you can't just sit there when God asks you to move.
Session 5, "Playing the Game with Greatness and Grace," shows you how you can play the game with grace whether you win or lose.
In Session 6, "The King Has One More Move," you will learn what really matters about how you have been playing the game when the game ends.