Mindfield – Week 2


2 – Train Hard

We are asking God to change your thinking, so that He can change your life.

Theme verse: “For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.” (2 Corinthians 10:3-6)

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing.Read the rest

Mindfield – Week 1


1- Fight the War

Big Idea: If you will allow God to change your thinking, you will change your life.

Theme Verse: “For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.” (2 Corinthians 10:3-6)

Your life is always moving in the direction of your strongest thoughts.

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Gospel Shaped Sexuality – Week 6


6 – Consequential Love

Big Idea: It doesn’t matter so much your intentions when you start but the reality of your life when you end.

The decisions you are making today do determine your tomorrows.

“For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. So Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and did not wholly follow the Lord, as David his father had done. Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, and for Molech the abomination of the Ammonites, on the mountain east of Jerusalem.” (1 Kings 11:5-7)

“And the Lord was angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned away from the Lord, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods.Read the rest

Gospel Shaped Sexuality – Week 5


5 – Committed Love

We are all in relationships, but there is no one on earth who can meet all your needs or give you the intimacy we desire.

1.  If you think something good, say it.

“How beautiful are your feet in sandals, O noble daughter! Your rounded thighs are like jewels, the work of a master hand. Your navel is a rounded bowl that never lacks mixed wine. Your belly is a heap of wheat, encircled with lilies. Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle.” (Song of Solomon 7:1-3)

“Your head crowns you like Carmel, and your flowing locks are like purple; a king is held captive in the tresses.” (Song of Solomon 7:5)

“Your stature is like a palm tree, and your breasts are like its clusters.Read the rest

Gospel Shaped Sexuality – Week 4


4 – Resolving Conflict

“I slept, but my heart was awake. A sound! My beloved is knocking. “Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my perfect one, for my head is wet with dew, my locks with the drops of the night…I had put off my garment; how could I put it on? I had bathed my feet; how could I soil them?” (Song of Solomon 5:2-3)

The Root Causes of Conflict:

  1. Unmet expectations
  2. Self- Centeredness

“My beloved put his hand to the latch, and my heart was thrilled within me. I arose to open to my beloved, and my hands dripped with myrrh, my fingers with liquid myrrh, on the handles of the bolt. Read the rest

Gospel Shaped Sexuality – Week 2


Gospel Shaped Sexuality

2 – Relational Pursuit

2/13/19

1.  Relational preparation must come before relational pursuit.

“… For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.” (Song of Solomon 2:11-12)

2.  Relational practice understands Godly pursuit.

“The voice of my beloved! Behold, he comes, leaping over the mountains, bounding over the hills. My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Behold, there he stands behind our wall, gazing through the windows, looking through the lattice.Read the rest

Gospel Shaped Sexuality – Week 1


Gospel Shaped Sexuality

1 – Magnetic Attraction

2/6/19

1.  Godly Character

“The Song of Songs, which is Solomon’s. [SHE] Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine; your anointing oils are fragrant; your name is oil poured out; therefore virgins love you.” (Song of Solomon 1:1-3)

Reputation is what others think you are.  Character is who you really are.

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33)

2.  Growing Trust

“I am very dark, but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.Read the rest

Baggage Claim – Week 4


Baggage Claim

4 – Cutting Loose Control

1/30/19 (HS)

Theme verse“Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” (Romans 8:17-18)

“In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. Read the rest

Baggage Claim – Week 3


Baggage Claim

3 – Putting Down the Past

1/23/19 (HS)

Theme Verse: “Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” (Romans 8:17-18)

Although we can’t change our past, God can change our future.

Denial of Peter – …At that moment, “the Lord turned and looked at Peter.” (Luke 22:61)

  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • Regret

1.  Because of your past, you are unforgivable.Read the rest

Baggage Claim – Week 2


Baggage Claim

2 – Bagging Bitterness

1/16/19 (HS)

Theme Verse: Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” (Romans 8:17-18)

“Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled;” (Hebrews 12:14-15)

You can’t control what people do, but you can control how you respond.

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