Category: Sanctification

LIVING HOPE- Hope of Glory: 10/03/17

comments Comments Off on LIVING HOPE- Hope of Glory: 10/03/17
By , October 4, 2017 2:48 pm
Share

We began our third lesson in the series LIVING HOPE with praise and worship singing  I Have a Hope by Tommy Walker, Standing on the Promises by Selah and King of My Heart by Bethel.

Kathy continued the study on Living Hope with a break down of the many places we can have a doorway to hope through the truth of our Surety, Purity, Security, Maturity, and Authority of Christ in us.

How Relationships Work: Negotiating Differences – 3/10/15

comments Comments Off on How Relationships Work: Negotiating Differences – 3/10/15
By , March 11, 2015 3:09 pm
Share

This week we sang “Jesus Paid It All” by Kristian Stanfill and “Live Your Love” by the Katinas.

Kathy began with a review, reminding us that God’s ministry to us and for us is reconciliation.  He reconciled us to Himself through Jesus and now calls us to reconcile with others.  A heart that is for reconciliation has experienced God’s grace and forgiveness for itself, is wise and wily in response to others, desires connection, and is open to newness in relationship.

This week’s lesson focused on negotiating differences in relationships.  We looked at what God’s word says about handling offenses, whether we have sinned or have been sinned against.  We learned how to stay within Biblical boundaries when negotiating differences by 1) going to our brother in private with the goal of reconciliation, 2) going quickly but choosing our time wisely, 3) keeping our comments current,  4) not judging or accusing, 5) admitting and taking responsibility for our wrongs, and 6) speaking the truth in love.

Kathy reminded us that God is the secure foundation for all of our other relationships.

How Relationships Work: Reconciling Differences-03/03/15

comments Comments Off on How Relationships Work: Reconciling Differences-03/03/15
By , March 5, 2015 1:21 pm
Share

Today we began with praising God singing: “Christ Be All Aroud Me” by Michael W. Smith & “Amazing Grace/My Chains Are Gone” by Chris Tomlin.

Kathy continued our series on relationships with a review of  what are some stumbling blocks to Godly relationships and then began teaching about the process of reconciliation.

How Relationships Work: A Secure Foundation – 01/27/15

comments Comments Off on How Relationships Work: A Secure Foundation – 01/27/15
By , January 28, 2015 4:50 pm
Share

This morning we began with praise, singing “Open Up the Heavens” by Vertical Church Band and “Blessed Assurance” by Jadon Lavik.

Kathy began the spring semester with a review of the principles of our vertical relationship with God as our foundation for living.  We began to explore how these principles extend to our horizontal relationships through unity, intimacy and vulnerability.

Impossible!

comments Comments Off on Impossible!
By , January 26, 2015 9:52 pm
Share

If you want to grow in loving others well, join me for the teaching series “How Relationships Grow.” We start back Tuesday, January 27th with class at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.–or follow online anytime!
 
 

IMPOSSIBLE!

 
 
In Luke 17:1, Jesus says: “It is impossible that no offenses should come.” Wow! I am blown away that this is in the Bible. Thank you, Lord, for saying! This validates my experience–I keep running into opportunities to take offense and to offend others.

 

His solution to our offense-filled world is found in John 13:34, “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” Now THAT is impossible! I know I am not able to love like that. Yet I find faith and strength knowing that the One who issues this commandment is God of the Impossible.

 

He tells me that He has “poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 5:5) If I walk in dependence on the Spirit, allowing His fruit to grow in my heart, I can experience what seems out of my reach. Although it seems impossible, God can prune my offensive behaviors and words. He can teach me to let others’ offenses roll off my back. He can do this, and He will–through His boundless love!

 

“With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”

Mark 10:27

How Relationships Work: Frustration to Freedom, 11/18/14

comments Comments Off on How Relationships Work: Frustration to Freedom, 11/18/14
By , November 19, 2014 4:44 pm
Share

This was our last class of 2014. We will pick up where we left off on January 27th.

We sang “Standing on the Promises” by Selah and “Cornerstone” by Hillsongs.

We spent some time in James 1 looking at our heart’s desires and the impact of having those desires met or blocked. Then Kathy walked us through Isaiah 61 and the divine exchange that is available to us.

How Relationships Work: Finding the Father’s Favor – 11/04/14

comments Comments Off on How Relationships Work: Finding the Father’s Favor – 11/04/14
By , November 5, 2014 4:35 pm
Share

We began our time of worship with “My Inheritance” by Ronnie Freemand and “It Is Well” by Hillsongs.

Kathy shared some biblical examples from the books of 1 and 2 Kings on receiving God’s favor that provided great principles for us to follow.

* If you attend the morning class, make sure to complete the Trumpet Call Prep sheet to prepare for next week’s class.

How Relationships Work: Staying Connected In Hard Times – 10/28/14

comments Comments Off on How Relationships Work: Staying Connected In Hard Times – 10/28/14
By , October 28, 2014 7:43 pm
Share

Today we sang “You Are My All In All” by Dennis Jernigan and Natalie Grant as well as one of the songs from this year’s 3DCD, “Hide Away In The Love Of Jesus” by Sovereign Grace.

Kathy taught from Judges 6 using Gideon’s example of what it looks like to have a POVERTY mindset and how to overcome it.

How Relationships Work: Sowing Patiently, 10/21/14

comments Comments Off on How Relationships Work: Sowing Patiently, 10/21/14
By , October 21, 2014 4:29 pm
Share

This morning we sang “Instruments of Your Peace” by David Kauffman and “Lord, I Need You” by Matt Maher.

Our topic today was practicing patience – the patience OF God, patience WITH God, and a harvest of patience. It was so helpful to be reminded that we already have a measure of patience in us if the Holy Spirit resides there, since it is one of His fruits!

How Relationships Work: Practicing the Presence – 10/07/14

comments Comments Off on How Relationships Work: Practicing the Presence – 10/07/14
By , October 7, 2014 3:25 pm
Share

We started our morning with some listening prayer led by Kathy to get our mind, will and emotions surrendered and ready to worship. We sang “Draw Me Close To You” by Michael W. Smith and “In Christ Alone” by Kristian Stanfill.

Today we learned the role of the soul and discussed how to renew our minds with God’s truth. Kathy showed us today how our lives can be a VICTORY CYCLE of allowing God to produce the fruits of the spirit in us, acting out of those fruits and then offering up our good works to the Lord. Again, it all boils down to CONNECTION. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

Web development by Rustixs Interactive | Sitemap