Rules of Engagement: Wounds of a Friend

October 27th, 2013

Love enough to admonish - Ephesians 4:2-3, Colossians 3:15

Admonish - To reprove or correct gently but earnestly, to counsel or caution, to remind of obligation or responsibility


Proverbs 27:17
1 John 4:18
Provers 27:6

How to admonish - Romans 15:14

"Full of goodness"

Ephesians 4:15
James 1:20
Matthew 18:15
Matthew 7:1-5
Galatians 6:1

"complete in knowledge"

Proverbs 18:17
Matthew 15:9

On the receiving end

Proverbs 17:10
Proverbs 15:31
Proverbs 9:8-9

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Rules of Engagement: I’m ok? You’re ok? It’s ok.

October 20th, 2013

Acceptance and Rejection - Galatians 2:11-6

People's Value - Psalm 139:13-16

It's All About Love - 1 Peter 4:8, John 13:34-35

Steps to Take - Ephesians 4:1-3

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Rules of Engagement: Driven By Distraction

October 13th, 2013

Facebook / Godbook?  - Psalm 46:10

Technology <-> Wisdom

3 Dangers . . .
  • The threat of addiction - 2 Peter 2:19
  • The threat of apathy - Hebrews 6:12
  • The danger of never being alone - Matthew 6:6

Distractions - Luke 10:38-42

What are my distractions?

Good / Better / Best

> Jesus' one-point plan

3 Thorns - Marks 4:18-19

  1. The thorn of the worries of this life
  2. The thorn of the deceitfulness of wealth
  3. The thorn of the desires for other things

Priorities - Mark 1:35-39

Jesus was a very busy man

-> What does God want me to do? 


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Rules of Engagement: How to Destroy Yourself

October 6th, 2013

The 490 Parable - Matthew 18:21-35

The Kingdom of Heaven is like?

What is your Account? - Romans 14:12

How much have you been forgiven?

Roots - Hebrews 12:14-15

The bitterness root

The love of money root - 1 Timothy 6:10

The immorality root - 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4, 1 Corinthians 6:18-20

The desire root - 1 Peter 2:11, Romans 8:5, Galatians 5:16

Cutting Off Your Power - Ephesians 4:29-32

Watch your mouth! - James 3:6

Your relationship with the Holy Spirit

6 Dangerous sins - bitterness / rage / anger / brawling / slander / malice

The foundation of forgiveness

Stabbed in the Back? - Romans 12:17-21

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Rules of Engagement: Relational Boundaries

October 6th, 2013

Boundary Principles

They define you - 1 John 1:5

Choice & Consequences - Revelation 3:20, Galatians 6:7, 2 Thessalonians 3:10

Responsibility - Galatians 6:2 & 10, 6:5

Limitation - Luke 5:16, John 5:30

Disclosure & vulnerability - John 2:24-25, John 15:15; 14:21

Unhealthy boundaries

Dominators - Matthew 16:21-23; 17:1-4

Compliants - John 9:18-23; 14:9-10, Matthew 14:9-10

Healthy through love, faith and courage - 2 Timothy 1:7, Galatians 1:10, 1 John 4:18

Recommended reading: Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

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