When Offense Comes
November 3, 2019 • Pastor Rick Lorimer
Join us this week as Pastor Rick wades into the culture of offense and how we can keep a root of bitterness from poisoning our life. NEXT STEPS: • Today, I’m asking God to help me give grace, even as I receive His grace. • This week, I will memorize Hebrews 12:15 and/or Colossians 3:13. • I choose to forgive the following person(s):
Being Fully Present
October 27, 2019 • Pastor Rick Lorimer
Join us this week as Pastor Rick dives into Jesus’ discussion with Martha in the gospel of Luke. What does it look like to be fully present? NEXT STEPS: • Today, I am asking God to help me be fully present with Him first. • This week, I will take time to reflect on the three questions from the message today: Where are my priorities? What priority is needed? Where am I now? • This week, I need to practice being fully present in the following relationship(s):
Sex and the Church - Should We, or Shouldn't We
October 20, 2019 • Guest Speaker, Past Walt Hooker
Join us for the second week of our #relationshipgoals series, as guest speaker, Pastor Walt Hooker talks about sex in the context of a healthy, biblical marriage! NEXT STEPS: • If you are single, each day for the next five days, write down one reason why you choose to abstain from sexual activities. • Discuss with your mate, or if single, a friend: “Is your intimate life both physically and spiritually fulfilling?” • Married couples - What adjustments can you make in your daily routine to steer your lovemaking in a “holy” direction? How can you further fulfill each other’s physical needs? • I will sign up for a marriage Connect Group at www.christplace.church/connect.
Working "On It"
October 13, 2019 • Pastor Rick Lorimer
Join us this week as Pastor Rick talks about working ON our relationships while being IN them. There are dynamics at play that create tension in each of our relationships. Furthermore, there are blind-spots that keep us stuck in a dysfunctional relationship loop of behaviors and attitudes. Learn what God’s word has to say about this subject. NEXT STEPS: • This week, I will memorize and pray Psalms 139:23-24 (NLT), “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.” • I am submitting my relationship goals to God and asking Him to start with me. • I need to own my responsibility, and repent before God, of how I’ve sinned against him in the following relationship: _______________________________.