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game changers

Game Changers: Week 1

 When we seek unity, we fight for our relationships. When we seek to be right, we often end up fighting against someone. John 17:20-23 (NIV) 20My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21that all of them may be one, Father, just as […]

game changers

Game Changers: Week 1

WEEK ONE: FIGHTING FOR RATHER THAN FIGHTING WITH YOUR SPOUSE   The warning concerning love: it will not be easy, and for many, it won’t last. (See Matthew 24:12-13; Hebrews 12:15) HOW LOVE DIES   Face to face, side by side, and back to back imagery. (Ephesians 4:25-27) ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN Context: Jesus to His […]

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Game Changers: Week 2

COMPARISON VERSUS CONTENTMENT Comparison: (noun) is the act of finding out the differences and similarities between two or more people or things.2 Discontent: (noun) Unhappiness caused by the failure of one’s hopes, desires, or expectations: disappointment, discontent, disgruntlement, dissatisfaction, letdown, regret.3 HOW AND WHY HAVE WE BECOME SO DISCONTENTED? AND WHEN AND WHERE DID IT […]

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Game Changers: Week 2

WHAT IS COMPARISON? (Exodus 20:17)    Comparison can be good like comparison to God I am broken and unable.   Comparison between the way I do things and the way another person does things can lead to growth if I adopt a different way (as in discipleship).   Comparison can also be destructive. THE DEVIL […]

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Game Changers: Week 3

PRIDE KILLS INTIMACY… HUMILITY LEADS TO LOVE… LOVE CRUSHES CRITICISM Proverbs 18:2 (NKJV)A fool has no delight in understanding, but in expressing his own heart. Philippians 2:3-8 (NIV) 3Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4not looking to your own interests but each of you to […]

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Game Changers: Week 3

CRITICISM Criticism: The expression of disapproval of someone or something on the basis of perceived faults or mistakes.2 Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. OUTCOME: THE “PATTERN OF […]

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Game Changers: Week 4

  “Not Fighting with but fighting for,” “From comparison to contentment,” and “Critical to Celebration” all require time and energy.   Hurry sickness is “a behavior pattern characterized by continual rushing and anxiousness; an overwhelming and continual sense of urgency.”1 “HURRY IS NOT JUST A DISORDERED SCHEDULE. HURRY IS A            […]

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Game Changers: Week 4

WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH MARRIAGE AND PARENTING?    One of the greatest regrets that parents have when it comes to raising their kids is that they wish they would have not been so rushed in their parenting.   One of the greatest regrets that people have in their marriages is that they […]

one minute after you die

One Minute After You Die: Week 3

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATIONS:    After you die, you face judgement called the “initial judgement.”   After an initial judgement, you are sent to one of two places.   These places are temporary/present realities with the ultimate, eternal reality to come after the “great white throne judgement” that Patrick spoke of last week. These are temporary waiting […]

the storyteller

The Storyteller: Week 2

THE PARABLES OF THE HIDDEN TREASURE AND THE PEARL OF GREAT PRICE Matthew 13:44-46 44The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. 45Again, the kingdom of heaven is […]

international discipleship

International Discipleship

INVERVIEW-STYLE MESSAGE: Campus Pastor Pat Lessard interviewing International Discipleship Team member Paul Byrns Romans 10:14-17 14How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15And how are they […]

elephant in the room

Elephant in the Room: Week 2

THE WORLDVIEW BEHIND TRANSGENDERISM 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 3For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. 4For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God and […]

elephant in the room

Elephant in the Room: Week 3

REALITY#1: 2 Corinthians 5:17-19 17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 18All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19that God 1 John 1:9 was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, […]

elephant in the room

Elephant in the Room: Week 3

INFORMATION WAR: There has always been one. • So many lies, including: o There is no God. o If there is a God, He doesn’t care about absolute right or wrong. o People can do what they want. For many, personal freedom is the highest value and if someone tells them they can’t have what […]

built to last

Built to Last: Week 3

“A house is like a life. The foundation is the most important part; Jesus said His words were like the material you build with. Jesus is the cornerstone and the writings of the apostles are like the foundation.”

cultivate

Cultivate Love: Week 2

• Cultivate definition: try to acquire or develop (a quality, sentiment, or skill).1 • It is imperative that we understand that the fruit produced in the life of the Christian is a result of obedience and the power of the Holy Spirit. Gal 5:22-23 (ESV) 22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, […]

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