Unsafe people can sabotage relationships by dishonesty, selfishness, control, condemnation, codependence, betrayal and secrecy. Learn how to discern the relationships in your life that are healthy and productive.
It's important to let the right people into our personal lives. Some people we should let into our personal lives and others just aren't safe because we must guard our hearts from lies, temptations, discouragement, anything that would entice us away from God's character or from His promises. Personal traits of safe and unsafe people are identified and discussed.
Scripture: Isaiah 11:3, 2 Corinthians 11:4-15, Luke 12:3, Proverbs 12:23, Joshua 24:15
The relationship of homosexuality to Christianity is without doubt one of the main subjects of cultural conversation today. If you are a Christian in New York City (where I pastor), it is nearly impossible to talk about your faith without this subject being raised. Although it is not central to the gospel message at the heart of Christianity, right now the cultural moment...
Author: Tim Keller
Is Jesus' command "Judge not, lest you be judged" mean that we should not have moral judgments and accountability for others? Pastor Tim Chaddick teaches from Matthew 7:1-12 and explains how we are to live lives full of truth and grace. Preached at Reality LA. Used by permission.
Speaker: Tim Chaddick
Scripture: Matthew 7:1-12
Topic: Conflict Resolution
When you are dealing with someone, be sensitive to the Holy Spirit. Differentiate between the Holy Spirit's revelation and your manipulation. Don't ignore red flags. Don't internalize, verbalize. And finally, don't give up meeting together in the Body of Christ. Community is where growth occurs. Preached at National Community Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Mark Batterson
Scripture: Hebrews 10:24
I had been wearing a promise ring for a few days that meant eventually we’d be together forever. We had dated on and off for five and a half years. I wanted God’s permission. I wanted His blessing on our relationship. I left the ring at home, went to a Christian Conference to put the relationship in God’s hands. If he didn’t want us together, then we’d break up. I didn’t mean...
Author: Angelique Angell
God's forgiveness of us is contingent upon our forgiveness of others. If we don't forgive others, we put ourselves in a spiritual prison. The only way to be set free is to forgive.
Speaker: Mark Batterson
Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35
Sexuality is designed by God as a way to know Him more fully. Knowing God is designed by God as a way of guarding and guiding our sexuality. By John Piper. ©2013 Desiring God Foundation. Website: desiringGod.org . Used by permission.
Speaker: John Piper
Scripture: Matthew 5:27-30, Ezekial 16:13-59, Ephesians 5:23-27, Revelation 19:9, Genesis 4:1
Bless. Pray. Don't retaliate. Give without expecting in return. Love unconditionally. That's what Jesus would do. Preached at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship . Used by permission. Featured at Telling the Truth with Stuart, Jill and Pete Briscoe. Used by permission.
Speaker: Pete Briscoe
Scripture: Luke 6:27-36
Joseph's model for reconciling with his brothers and father are illustrated in this story. To reconcile a broken relationship, your much rebuild trust with truth, repentance and time.
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: Genesis 42:3-7, Genesis 42:9, Genesis 42:13-14, Genesis 42:21-24, Genesis 43:34