The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

Part 1- The Case for an Unhurried Life

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Session 1: The Case for an Unhurried Life

We are all busy. Some of us can't remember the last time we rested or even had free time. Our busyness can feel productive but it is a toxic distraction, sapping our spiritual, physical, and emotional vitality. It may seem like we have no choice but to live at a frantic pace, but God has a better path for us.

Join pastor and author John Mark Comer in this five-part series as he addresses one of the greatest threats to our spiritual lives: hurry. Instead of allowing our calendars and screens to control our lives, Jesus offers us a new rhythm of life, overflowing with grace, peace, and beauty.


Every session has a point—what each participant should walk away from the discussion knowing, feeling, and doing.

  • Main Idea: We must re-assess the way we spend our time so that we can find a healthier, holier lifestyle.

  • Head Change: To know that hurry sabotages our ability to give and receive love with God and our neighbors.

  • Heart Change: To feel a desire to slow down, matching the rhythm of life Jesus modeled.

  • Life Change: To manage our daily activities in a way that makes space for loving God and loving others.

This study is a companion to the book The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry. However, for this study, we will not be reading the book together. It would be an excellent supplement for anyone wishing to do so.

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