Get Healthy! Mental Health

February 22nd, 2015

Mental health, spiritual health - Matthew 22:37, Proverbs 4:23

Mental breakdown - Genesis 2:25, Genesis 3:7-13, Proverbs 16:2, Romans 1:21-22

What's the cure?  A healing balm - Genesis 3:21, Psalm 32:1-5

Mental hygiene & transformation - Romans 12:2, Psalm 119:30, John 17:17, Hebrews 4:12-13, John 8:31-32

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Get Healthy! Relational Health

February 15th, 2015

A Biblical Lens on Relationships

  • You were made for re3lationship - Genesis 2:18
  • All relationships are difficult - Genesis 3 & 4

2 Dysfunctional Extremes in Relating

"I want to be safe"  <<<<<  >>>>> "I need you in order to live"

(Isolation/Independence)                (Immersion/Co-dependence) 

We teach people how to reat us  - Galatians 6:7

Jesus & Relational Health - Matthew 22:34-40

2 Commands : 1) Love the Lord your God -> heart / soul / mind    2) Love your neighbor as yourself.

2 Principles : 1) Every relational sin is first vertical    2) Personal change must take place vertically before it ever takes place horizontally  

Relational Principles from Paul, Peter, James & John

Paul - Ephesians 4:30-32

  • There is an impact on your spiritual health by grieving the Holy Spirit. 
  • There is an impact on your relational health with others when your grieve the Holy Spirit.

Peter - 1 Peter 4:8-10

  • love
  • offer hospitality
  • serve others

James - James 1:19

  • quick to listen
  • slow to speak
  • slow to become angry

Seek first to understand, then be understood

John - 1 John 3:11-12; 23

Watch your actions      Love one another   

Application

Do I need to focus first on my relationship with Jesus in order to change my relationships with others?

Which of the relational principles is the Holy Spirit speaking to me about? 

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Get Healthy! Church Health

February 8th, 2015

How would you describe the concept of "church?" 

Matthew 16:18
from the temple (Exodus) >>>>>> to the church (Acts 2)

What is a  healthy church?

  • dysfunctional churches
  • convenient churches
  • the aquarium <<<>>>>the world
  • NCCC > philosophy / values

Structure

Leadership attitude - 1 Peter 5:1-4
Qualifications - 1 Timothy 3:1-7

Elements

Biblical truth - 1 Timothy 4:16, Titus 2:1
The danger of false teaching - Matthew 7:15-16, Matthew 24:10-11, 1 Timothy 1:3-4, 2 Peter 2:1-3

Community - Ephesians 4:16

one another concepts - John 13:24-25
spiritual gifts - 1 Corinthians 12:7, 1 Corinthians 14:12

Giving - 2 Corinthians 8:1-7

Spectator or Servant . . . a process . . .

the freedom to observe from a distance
the freedom to come closer
the freedom to cross over
the freedom to commit

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Get Healthy! Physical Health

February 1st, 2015

Did Jesus really care about the body?

What is the body designed for?

For work - Genesis 2:15
For rest - Exodus 20:8-11
For God's glory - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

How do I glorify God with my body?

Praise - Psalm 139:13-16
Purity - 1 Corinthians 6:13-20
Good Works - Matthew 5:14-16

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