Trapped – Week 3


Trapped
3 – Fear of Intimacy
4/5/17 (HS)

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“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”                      2 Timothy 1:7

“All my intimate friends abhor me, and those whom I loved have turned against me.” Job 19:19

1. Fear of intimacy makes us distant.

“But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.” Genesis 3:9-10

2. Fear of intimacy makes us defensive.Read the rest

Me + You – Week 5


“For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God…”   1 Thessalonians 4:3-5

Sexual immorality is a sexual desire that dishonors its object and disregards God’s plan and design.
 
1.  Relationship Pitfalls 

What are the best choices for my life, my relationship with God, and for my future?”

“Honor marriage, and guard the sacredness of sexual intimacy between wife and husband.  God draws a firm line against casual and illicit sex.” Hebrews 13:4

“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.Read the rest

Crush – Week 4


Crush
4 – A Lustful Heart
3 /5/17 (MS)

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“For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God…” 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5

Lust is a sexual desire that dishonors its object and disregards God.

“You have heard that the Law of Moses says, `Do not commit adultery.’  But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust in his eye has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Read the rest

Me + You – Week 3


Me + You
3 – Biblical Manhood
2/22/17 (HS)

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Men and women are created equally but distinctively.  

1.  The Cultivator

“And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it’, cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”” Genesis 3:17

2. Read the rest

Crush – Week 2


Crush
2 – A Loving Heart
2/19/17 (MS)

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1.  Guard your heart in relationships

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” Proverbs 4:23

 “…don’t arouse or waken love until it so desires.” Song of Solomon 2:7

“Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness? What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever? And what union can there be between God’s temple and idols? For we are the temple of the living God.Read the rest

Me + You – Week 2


Me + You
2 – The Pursuit
2/15/17 (HS)

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Instead or pursuing the right PERSON, pursue the right PATH.

“I came that you might have life and have it to its fullest.”  John 10:10

“For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.” 1 John 2:16-17

Crave the truth by pursuing the right path
If you focus on the person, you will likely miss the right path
If you will focus on the path of purity, then you’ll find the right person.Read the rest

Crush – Week 1


Crush
1 – A Confused Heart
2/12/17 (MS)

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1.  Love, Relationships and Sex is Everywhere
 
Result: High knowledge, low wisdom
 
2.  Sexual messages are confusing
 
Result: Alone, Confused, Frightened
 
1.  God created man and woman

“He gave names to all the livestock, all the birds of the sky, and all the wild animals. But still there was no helper just right for him. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. While the man slept, the Lord God took out one of the man’s ribs and closed up the opening. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man.Read the rest

Me + You – Week 1


Me + You
1 – God’s Original Design
2/8/17 (HS)

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“All of us have strayed away like sheep.  We have left God’s paths to follow our own.” Isaiah 53:6

“Leave your simple ways and you will live. Walk in the way of understanding.” Proverbs 9:6

1.  Realize the power of God’s love

“Long before He laid down earth’s foundation, God had us in mind.  He settled on us as the focus of His love.”  Ephesians 1:4

2.  Celebrate the uniqueness of your design

“People knew God perfectly well, but while they didn’t treat Him like God.  Refusing to worship Him, they trivialized themselves into silliness and confusion. Read the rest

Wear It: The Fabric of the Gospel – Week 2


Wear It: The Fabric of the Gospel
2- Man’s Sinfulness
6/15/16 (HS)

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“Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires.” Romans 13:14

1. Be authentic

2. Be obedient

3. Be bold

“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” Romans 1:16

We are each created by God, but we are all corrupted by sin.

1. We have rebelled against God.

“All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.” Romans 3:12

2.Read the rest

Choose Better: Week 5


Choose Better
5 – Choose Patience
5/1­/16 (MS)

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“Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.”        Proverbs 16:32

“Live in peace with each other. And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.” 1 Thessalonians 5:13-15

1. Patience helps heal broken relationships.

“A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel.” Proverbs 15:18

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good.Read the rest