Posts by Origins Church (Page 64)

Posts by Origins Church (Page 64)

January 26, 2016

Psalm 128:1 – Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in his ways. There are times when I believe we should allow our children to experience the unpleasant consequences of sin. Rebellion = Pain, and if we pull the pain away every time they rebel they won’t realize that easily.  Our kids need to understand that those painful consequences come by God’s design.…

January 25, 2016

1 Corinthians 8:2 – The man who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know. I truly believe one of the greatest tragedies in parenting is trying to parent each child identical to the other one.  Fair is such a subjective goal that in parenting I think it sends us in all the wrong directions because they aren’t in need of the same things so for…

January 22, 2016

Proverbs 16:9 “A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps” So lastly, I want to give you a word of caution and I’m gonna assume that you are going to do all that we have talked about this week already.  Many times we try and FREEZE our relationships and then hold our spouses hostage to who they were, not who God has brought them to be.  Right here…

January 21, 2016

Proverbs 16:3 “Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established” The counsel of other people is important like we talked about yesterday, however it can not take the place of the bible and prayer.  Your greatest advantage in formulating a strong plan is inviting the scripture and the holy spirit to draw you to Confession & Repentance regularly and…

January 20, 2016

Proverbs 15:22 “Without counsel, plans go awry, but in the multitude of counselors they are established” We all want everyone for the most part to think we are calm and collective when it comes to marriage.  “I got this” is what we say to others while to ourselves we say “I better have a backup plan”.  This is another reason I am so fond of the local church.  I know you…

January 19, 2016

Proverbs 21:5 “The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, but those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty” If we are going to look at marriage as something that’s greatest yield is at the end, then we are gonna need a plan to get us there.  What’s it gonna take?  Hopefully you heard the message “Marriage Issues” this weekend, if you did Stacy and I gave you 4…

January 18, 2016

Ecclesiastes 7:8 “The end of a thing is better than its beginning” We love to start things don’t we?  How many unfinished projects are at your house right now?  Maybe the best perspective we can have is to realize that the heavy lifting of marriage rests in our ability to recognize that Jesus is pulling for us and has the greatest reward awaiting at the end.  C’mon,…

January 15, 2016

We need relationships with other followers of Christ, through the church, for support and accountability. 1 Timothy 3:15; 1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 4:12-13; Acts 2:42-47 & 11:26; Titus 2:3-8; Proverbs 27:17; 1 Thessalonians 2:8; Deuteronomy 6:4-9

January 14, 2016

God invites us into a deliberate pattern of regular rest, for both restoration and relationship with Christ. Exodus 20:8-11; John 15:4; Hebrews 4:10; 1 John 3:19 We should allow God to direct the use of all he has provided, including talents, time, money and influence. 1 Corinthians 4:7; 1 Timothy 6:17-19; Isaiah 58:10; Acts 2:45; Romans 12:13; Hebrews 13:16; Philippians…

January 13, 2016

We are meant to work yoked to Christ, following his morals, treating others fairly, and loving all people. 2 Corinthians 6:14-15; Matthew 11:29-30; Psalm 89:14; Exodus 20:2-17; Mark 12:31; Matthew 25:35-36 Our work should be centered on service to others, no matter what our work or role is. 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Mark 12:31; Matthew 7:12; Philippians 2:3-4;  Galatians…

January 12, 2016

God calls people to every kind of legitimate work and gives us skills and talents to fulfill the work. Exodus 31:1-5; Romans 12: 6-8; 1 Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 4:11-16; Matthew 25:14-30 We are responsible for the quality, character and ethics of our work and for our faithfulness to God. Matthew 25:21; Colossians 3:23-24; 1 Corinthians 3:10-15 & 15:58; Jeremiah…

January 11, 2016

This week I’m gonna give you 9 statements for you to think through and then look up these passages to anchor the statement to your work. God created all things, and even though creation has become fallen, God will restore it to perfection. Genesis 1; Genesis 2; Isaiah 65; Revelation 21:1-22:5 Our work in every sphere matters to God now and eternally. Genesis 1:27; Genesis…