The point of a guardrail is to light up your conscience before you hurt yourself or others. If that sounds extreme, dangerous environments call for extreme measures. When it comes to your relationships, honor God, yourself, your spouse, your kids, and your future spouse and kids. Flee; don’t flirt with sexual sin.
Part 3 - Forever Yours
October 17, 2021 • 1 Corinthians 6:18–20
Part 4 - Money Matters
October 24, 2021 • Matthew 6:24–34, Matthew 20:25–26
We need personal guardrails so we don’t stray into areas of life that can harm us or the people we love. When it comes to our finances, it’s easy to cross the line into the danger zone. That’s why it’s essential to establish guardrails against greed. The best way to avoid greed and irresponsibility is to give, save, and live . . . in that order. To begin, pick a percentage and give it first to a church you trust that is making a difference in your life and community. That’s how you guard against greed. That’s how to ensure you have money, but money doesn’t’ have you.
Part 2 - Proximity
October 10, 2021 • Jonathan Manship • Proverbs 13:20
Have you ever met someone that later you wish you’d never met? Is there a person you wish your husband, wife, son, or daughter had never met? Sometimes people are our greatest regrets because they influence us to ignore our guardrails and step into the danger zone.
Part 5 - The Heart of the Matter
October 31, 2021 • Jonathan Manship • Proverbs 4:23
We need personal guardrails so we don’t stray into areas of life that can harm us or the people we love. It’s vital to erect guardrails around our hearts. An unguarded heart can overpower our most guarded behavior. What’s done cannot be undone. What’s said cannot be unsaid. Our behavior defines the quality of our relationships and our lives.