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Fill the Gap

March 10 - April 14, 2019

Truth Telling

Fill the Gap • April 14, 2019 • Ronnie Rothe

MAIN POINT: "When you confront me about a gap I’ve created, I will tell you the truth." KEY VERSE: “Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.” – Acts 5:4 (NIV) CHALLENGE QUESTION: "Will you commit to tell the truth when you’re confronted about a gap you’ve created?" SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Acts 5:1-11 SERIES DESCRIPTION: We have expectations in every relationship. What happens when our experiences don’t match those expectations? It creates a gap. What we choose to put in the gap determines the quality of that relationship.

Proactive vs. Reactive

Fill the Gap • March 31, 2019 • Ronnie Rothe

MAIN POINT: "When I’m convinced I will not be able to fulfill an expectation, I will tell you AHEAD of time." KEY VERSE: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." – 1 John 1:9 (NIV) CHALLENGE QUESTION: "Who do you need to proactively confess to?" SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: 1 John 1:5-9 SERIES DESCRIPTION: We have expectations in every relationship. What happens when our experiences don’t match those expectations? It creates a gap. What we choose to put in the gap determines the quality of that relationship.

Direct Connect

Fill the Gap • March 24, 2019 • Ronnie Rothe

MAIN POINT: "If what I experience begins to erode my trust, I will come directly to you about it." KEY VERSE: “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.” – Matthew 18:15 (NIV) CHALLENGE QUESTION: "Who do you need to go directly to today?" SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: John 1:14 SERIES DESCRIPTION: We have expectations in every relationship. What happens when our experiences don’t match those expectations? It creates a gap. What we choose to put in the gap determines the quality of that relationship.

Defenders

Fill the Gap • March 17, 2019 • Ronnie Rothe

MAIN POINT: "When I observe other people assuming the worst about you, I will come to your defense." KEY VERSE: “A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.” – Proverbs 16:28 (NIV) CHALLENGE QUESTION: "Whose defense do you need to come to?" SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Proverbs 16:28, 26:20, 22 SERIES DESCRIPTION: We have expectations in every relationship. What happens when our experiences don’t match those expectations? It creates a gap. What we choose to put in the gap determines the quality of that relationship.

Trust vs. Suspicion

Fill the Gap • March 10, 2019 • Ronnie Rothe

MAIN POINT: "As trust goes, so goes the relationship." KEY VERSE: "It (Love) always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." – 1 Corinthians 13:7 (NIV) CHALLENGE QUESTION: "WHO are you assuming the worst about…that you can choose to start believing the best about?" SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Matthew 22:36-40, John 13:34-35, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 SERIES DESCRIPTION: We have expectations in every relationship. What happens when our experiences don’t match those expectations? It creates a gap. What we choose to put in the gap determines the quality of that relationship.