Posts from February 2017

Posts from February 2017

February 28, 2017

Plans Change   If you’ve ever been part of a team you know there are two kinds of teammates. One kind is very relaxed, does their part, lets you do yours, and things go well. However, there are other teammates who are all over everything. Micromanagers. They plan and worry and stress and do everything they can to get involved in everything that’s going on. They don’t…

February 27, 2017

We may know the promises of God, but what happens when we believe them? When we truly rest and live in the promises of God, how is life different?   Worry Decreases   When we believe a promise, we don’t have to worry about it anymore.   For so many people, they know the promises God has for them, of hope, a future, restoration, and peace and yet they still…

February 24, 2017

“He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” So where is your limit? We’ve all got one. Eventually we stop thinking about others, and the self interests seem to kick in. Some call it biology, some call it evolution, and yet we all know it’s there; an eventual point which we all know we’d throw in the towel on others and…

February 23, 2017

“Having the same mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus” So obviously the selfless attitude and love for others we’ve been discussing all week isn’t the easiest thing to do. We can try for a day, we can set up boundaries, and guard rails to keep ourselves in line, but what happens when you don’t want to? Boundaries stop mistakes, they don’t keep you…

February 22, 2017

“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others” We’re left with 1 big question when we’re told to put ourselves away and focus on others. “What about me?” Who is going to look after me, and when do I get my needs met if I’m always looking out for others? The full extent of this idea alone is eventually I starve to death…

February 21, 2017

“But in humility count others as more significant than yourself.” This passage of the text is hard and it’s where people get the most upset. Because one thing we can all seem to comply with is “think more about other people.” There are humanitarian groups all over the world who have no idea about Jesus but still do great things to help others. They build wells, heal…

February 20, 2017

(extra)ordinary wk 6 We talked this week about humility and the role is played in the Andrew’s life as well as our own. Over the next week, we’ll dig into that same text and see how we can grow to be more humble, and what comes from that decision. “Do nothing of selfish ambition or conceit.” We think about ourselves a lot. The majority of our decisions and energy go to…

February 17, 2017

Be like Jesus   When Jesus was going through the toughest time of his life, He stopped, and prayed for the very people causing his greatest pain. Read it. In the book of Luke (luke 23:34) Jesus literally asks God to forgive the people who are killing him. They’re busy beating him and nailing him to a piece of wood and Jesus is really worried about making sure the…

February 16, 2017

Be on time.   One thing we seem to have lost as a culture is the value of being on time. We’re late to everything. We’re late to work, late to meetings, late to movies, and late to church. As a culture, we’ve kind of just accepted that people won’t be there on time.   If you’ve ever been on receiving end of a late individual you know how much this can do damage.…

February 15, 2017

Be an encouraging voice.   Sometimes, Christians can be negative. It’s not just Christians though. Lots of people lean towards negativity. We look at those around us and their situation or our own life and our situation and we only see the bad. We notice the suffering. We see the hurt. We look at the fall.   Jesus wasn’t negative. He didn’t lead people astray…

February 14, 2017

Acknowledge the good.   It’s easy to go through the motions when we interact with someone. The usual surface level conversations. We ask about work, kids, hobbies, and random facts we know, and before we know it, we’ve moved on and although we’ve spent time with someone, we’ve not grown, we’ve simply been somewhere.   God created each of us. He pieced us…

February 13, 2017

We all know people who God has put into our life, but how do we make sure that we’re giving people the attention they deserve? Over the next week we’ll look at how we can give appropriate attention to those whom God has placed in our life.   Be Present   It’s easy to let your mind wander. If you’re a thinker, it can often be an excuse to ignore the people around…
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