Human Connection: Additional Thoughts 1

In part two of this series I spoke of connectivity. It’s important to be connected. We can do more together than we can by ourselves. How do we connect with one another horizontally and how do we connect with God? As we look at this there are 3 main reasons we connect with others. Relationship’s […]

The Human Connection Part 2, Day 5

Personality Proverbs 18:23-24 The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly.  24 One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. I can’t control how people look at me or what they expect of me. But, if no one is talking to me I have to […]

The Human Connection Part 2, Day 4

We connect with one another using different tools intertwined with our body, soul and spirit. There are 3 or 4 areas to keep in mind when connecting and building relationships. Presentation How you dress says something about you. We can over spiritualize it and say, “Well, God sees the heart.” But people see the physical. […]

The Human Connection Part 2, Day 3

What does reading body language look like?  1.The first thing we notice when approaching someone is their body. You see the frame, the person, the physique. What someone is wearing…And we can learn a lot just by what someone is wearing or how they hold themselves. Those clues may not always be 100% accurate, but […]

The Human Connection Part 2, Day 2

 When we talk about making contact, we’re talking about two things: 1. Making contact with one another. 2. Making contact with God. A lot of the principles I’m going to share are just basic ways we can relate to each other. If you’re one of those people who over-spiritualizes everything and wants to say a […]

The Human Connection Part 2, Day 1

In Review: This is a both/and series. The point is divided into two parts: how we relate to one another and on the spiritual plain – how we relate to God. And just how does this thing called connectivity relate to God? Part of this series is philosophical and psychological. So, why talk about it in church? Something doesn’t always have […]

The Final Secret: Part 5

2 Corinthians 6:2 For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.”[a] I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation. The key to this is just putting Him first. We talk about the timing of […]

The Final Secret: Part 4

2 Corinthians 3:6 6 He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. I’m a recovering legalist. There was a time in my life when my relationship with God was based on how well I did and how well […]

The Final Secret: Part 3

Seek FIRST His kingdom and righteousness. Religion reads like this: seek first His kingdom and righteousness PLUS you have to be a good moral person THEN all these things will be added to you. Basically, it’s performance. If you do good you’ll get good. Well, I have news for you – the world calls that […]

The Final Secret: Part 2

Let’s take a look at Matthew 6:25 -27 25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, […]