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
It is important to reduce stress by setting a wise balance in this imbalanced world and by being proactive in preventing disease.
Topic: Knowing God's Will
How do we live fruitful lives within healthy limits? Pastor Tim Chaddick preaches from 2 Corinthians 10:11-18 on the ways in which God intends us to function within wise and biblical boundaries. The Word exposes our humanity and our temptation towards illusion. Preached at Reality L.A. Used by permission.
Speaker: Tim Chaddick
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 10:11-18
Sometimes we are so selfish that we fail to see the needs of the lost. Blinded by his own comfort zone, Jonah refuses to extend to others what God has so generously extended to him and to us – grace. Jonah runs from God in willful disobedience, concerned only for his own people. God is concerned for all people.
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-10, Jonah 3:1-5, Jonah 4:1-3, Jonah 4:9, Jonah 4:11
Have you ever heard someone make this statement? “You’re putting God in a box!” I’ve watched it used in two ways. One is legitimate, the other is a deflection from a spiritual truth. The legitimate use of it usually occurs when someone ignores what the Bible says about the Holy Spirit’s ministry, or they try to restrict it beyond what Scripture teaches. For...
Author: Frank Viola
Understanding the distinctive characteristics of your offspring because of their birth order can dramatically affect your parenting. Here is a concise description of unique birth order qualities. I hope you will see your children in a new way. First Born Newscasters and TV talk show hosts tend to be first born or only children. Prominent examples include: Walter...
Author: Kevin Leman
We all have vampires in our lives. They're not the ones with pale skin and blood-thirsty fangs - but they do suck the life out of us. They live in your city, across the street and maybe even under your own roof. So how do you love the people who drain you? How do you handle your dysfunctional relationships? How do you make it work when all you want to do is run? It's time to...
Speaker: Steven Furtick
Scripture: John 10:10, John 13:1, Matthew 13:9
Topic: Nature of Sin
Divorce touches each of us, sooner or later. A friend, a brother, a co-worker, or perhaps, you. If you haven’t been affected by divorce, you probably will be-it’s one of the signatures of our society. In today’s culture, divorce lurks and leers like a predator surveying his prey. What does God say about divorce? What scripture-based counsel is available for those whose...
Author: Max Lucado
In order to lend some credibility to my comments, you may need to know that I've counseled married, remarried, cohabitating and divorced couples and individuals for over forty years. Nothing surprises me anymore. Of the hundreds of letters that I receive to Ask Roger, almost one-half of them deal with marriage issues. While the issues in marriage, and in cohabitating,...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier