A message series that explores how to experience greater health and flourishing in our relationships with God, ourselves, and others.
June 27, 2021
Better Relationships 10: “The Church”
The church is central to the plan and purpose of God both in the seen and unseen world. If God loves the church, I’ve got to love the church. If the church is important to God, the church has to be important to me.
June 20, 2021
Better Relationships 09: “Parenting”
Genesis 1:27-28, 18:17-19 , Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Family is central to the plan and purpose of God. God's BIG picture for parenting will sustain and shape this most important role for the goal of God's glory and a greater good for all.
June 13, 2021
Better Relationships 08: “Marriage”
Being a Christian doesn’t mean that your marriage will be easy, but it does mean that you are thoroughly linked to the best possible resource for what is hard. Be a spouse who is synchronized with the Spirit!
June 6, 2021
Better Relationships 07: “Dating”
Dating can be complicated and confusing. But it can also be good, when I help the person I’m dating encounter what I’ve encountered in Jesus.
May 30, 2021
Better Relationships 06: “Singleness”
1 Corinthians 7
Although challenging, singleness is a viable and commendable option to choose as a way to live your life well before God.
May 23, 2021
Better Relationships 05: “Forgiveness”
We’ve all been wounded in the past and we’ll all be wronged in the future. But when it comes to forgiveness, what we experience in our relationship with Jesus others should experience in relationship with us.
May 16, 2021
Better Relationships 04: “Conflict”
Conflict is inevitable. Destructive conflict is not. God can use conflict for our good and his glory as we respond rightly, being informed by the gospel with the goal of Christ-like transformation.
May 9, 2021
Better Relationships 03: “Friendship”
Ruth models a friendship that points us to Jesus. As we receive from his loyal, sacrificial love we receive the capacity to be the kind of friend to others that Jesus has been to us.
May 2, 2021
Better Relationships 02: “Speaking Truth”
Ephesians 4:1-16, Colossians 3:1-17
You need me. I need you … to let the word of Christ dwell richly in us, to walk together, to operate in our gifts, speaking the truth in love as we move towards the goal of the fullness of Christ.
April 25, 2021
Better Relationships 01: “Self-Care”
Isaiah 26:3, John 7:37-38
When we are healthy, we can bring health to our relationships. With all of the many pathways and tools to contribute to our well-being in a society where it’s easy to feel “drained”, the perspective of the Bible is that ultimate flourishing is connected to the presence of God. Creating "slow-motion" positions us to receive from God.