Get Healthy! Work Health

March 15th, 2015

A Carpenter? - Matthew 13:53-58

The work of Jesus - John 5:17, 36 / John 17:4

Jesus' call for workers - Matthew 9:35-38

God Works! - Genesis 2:2-3

- God gives Man work before the fall - Genesis 2:15
- God gives Man work after the fall - Genesis 3:23
- God gives Man a day off - Exodus 20:8-10
- God works inside of us - Ephesians 2:10 / Philippians 1:6, 2:13

Seven Biblical Attitudes to Create a Healthy Work Life

  1. I must start working with all my heart - Colossians 3:23
  2. I must understand who I am really working for - Colossians 3:23
  3. My work habits determines my potential - Galatians 6:7-9
  4. I need to work and live to please God - 1 Thessalonians 4:1
  5. I need to work in such a way to win the respect of outsiders - 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12
  6. I need to do my part of the work for God's kingdom - Ephesians 4:16
  7. I need to realize I will be rewarded for my work - Matthew 16:24-27

God and Your Work Place

  • What is my real attitude about my work?
  • What is the culture I am creating at work?
  • What is my impact on those far from God at my work?
  • What is God teaching me through my workplace?
  • How many of the things that are frustrating me at work right now would be no big deal if I chose to see God as my boss?

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Get Healthy! Emotional Health

March 8th, 2015

What pulls your train? - John 17:17, John 8:32, 2 Corinthians 5:7

Experience, don't suppress, your emotions - Romans 12:15, Proverbs 25:20, John 11:35, Psalms 34:18, Psalms 56:8, Isaiah 57:15

Avoiding stuckness . . . processing your emotions

circumstances >>>thinking>>>emotions - Psalm 4:4, Isaiah 9:6, Psalm 42:11

Substitutions . . . unhealthy avoidance of emotions - Isaiah 55:2, 6, John 5:5-6

Honest . . . real . . never alone - Psalm 62:8, 1 Peter 5:7, Romans 14:8

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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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Get Healthy! Financial Health

January 25th, 2015

Create - Psalm 51:10

A dysfunctional relationship with money . . .

How do I create financial health?

The freedom of good stewardship.

Knowledge + A Plan + Action = Change

Breaking Point - Luke 19:10

What is your relationship with money?

How does money impact your soul?

Guilt & Shame

Having Jesus over for dinner?

A second reconciliation - Acts 16:29-31

3 Key Biblical Beliefs about $$$

  1. All I have comes from God - Deuteronomy 8:18
  2. I live joyfully within God's current provision - Philippians 4:12
    • Debt comes from wanting more than God's current provision for your life and arranging other ways to get it.  

I honor God by giving - Proverbs 3:9-10

90/10 Living - Malachi 3:10
Am I missing the blessing of seeing God work?
Developing a "C" story
Jim -> A (100) >>>>> B
Mike -> A (90) >>>>> B (10) >>>>> C
The real living happens between B and C!

Create Action Steps

  • Have Jesus over for dinner
  • Have a second reconciliation
  • Acknowledge that everything I have comes from God
  • Decide to live joyfully within God's provision
  • Obey God regarding giving
  • Decide to live 90/10; develop a 'C' story
  • Take the class Financial Peace
  • Take the class the Legacy Journey


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Get Healthy! Spiritual Health

January 18th, 2015

Seven Areas of Health . . . Spiritual / Financial / Physical / Relational / Mental / Emotional / Vocational

2 Corinthians 12:8-9, 1 Corinthians 10:31, Luke 2:52

Spiritual Health - a Healthy Heart - Proverbs 4:23, John 1:4, John 14:6, John 10:10, John 17:3

Desire . . .Motivation - Psalm 42:1-2, Isaiah 44:14-18, Matthew 5:6, Matthew 6:33

Relationship . . . Communication

Pray - Psalm 42:2, 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18, 1 Peter 5:6-7
Word - John 17:17, John 8:31 - 32

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