Relationship ReStart: Relationship Fundamentals Part 2 – Sermon Oct. 15

Relational Fundamentals  (Part 2)  (James 1:19-20)

Quick to __________________

Listening is an act of humility and love. Listening says I’m going to put my own agenda on the shelf right now, and I’m going to devote myself to hearing from you and your heart.

What does it mean to be a skilled listener?

a. Skilled listeners _____________ at the people they’re listening to.

Note Jesus’ attention to individuals: Matthew 19:26, Mark 8:33, Mark10:21, Luke 18:24, Luke 19:5, John 1:42

b. Skilled listeners ask _____________.

c. Skilled listeners don’t betray a _________________.

Slow to ______________

What’s up with the anger?

1. We’re not listening to each other, and we’re talking without thinking.
2. We are living life at such a rapid pace that we have little or no margin with our time, or emotions so we are easily ticked off.
3. We will be quick to become outwardly angry if we can’t or won’t admit that we are already inwardly angry.

Two homework questions:

What is your current anger level?

What’s at the root of it?

Has someone ___________ me?
Am I _____________?
Am I ___________?
Has someone _______________  me?
_______________ me?
_______________ me?

Hebrews 4 tells us that Jesus is a our great high who can help us work through what’s going on around us and inside us.

Relationship ReStart: Relational Fundamentals – Sermon Oct. 8

Week 3 of our sermon series Relationship restart. Let’s listen to Pastor Gary Dilley speak on  Relational Fundamentals   (James 1:19-20)

Over the next week, we’ll be dealing with “one quick” and “two slows”
Quick to _______________
Slow to ________________
Slow to ________________

Today we’ll walk through one command and we’ll come back to the final two next week.

Slow to ________________

Signs that you may be _____________ too much:
1.

2.

3.

If I have this problem, I need to take action. Some simple action steps include:
1.

2.

A reflective question: Why am I _____________ so much?

Relationship ReStart: Relationships – Sermon Oct. 1

Relationship ReStart – Relationships
Key Bible Passages: Genesis 1, 2, & John 1:1-3, 14, Hebrews 10:23-25
Key Question: Why are relationships so essential to our lives?

Trinity:

Key reality: Because God has always been r________, we, too are r__________.


When we do relationships r______, we r_______ God w______.

We are created for relationships –
We are blessed by relationships –
We reveal & reflect God through relationships.

We need each other to spur one another on in spreading this life-changing message of hope in Jesus!

Relationship Restart: “I Wonder….” – Sermon Sept. 24

We are starting the series Relationship Restart. In this series we will be asking a lot of questions such as:
Why is it scary to commit in relationships of any sort?
How do I find the right person to commit to in marriage?
Do relationship commitments stretch beyond marriage?
Can I relate to you remotely? Or do I have to do some “in person”?

This first week we ask  “I Wonder….”

Why is it so scary for people to commit in relationships of any sort?

Do relationship commitments stretch beyond marriage?

How do I find the right person to commit to in marriage?

How do I keep my commitments?

Vital Signs – Pursuing Spiritual Vitality – Sermon – Sept. 17

Vital Signs – Pursuing spiritual vitality

This is part three of our mini-series Vital Signs with Pastor Mark Vincenti finishing with Pursuing Spiritual Vitality.

Key Scriptures: Galatians 4:19, 2 Peter 3:18, Psalm 1, Philippians 2:12-13 Encouraging Thought:  Every person can experience spiritual vitality by putting intentional effort into our relationship with the Lord.

Galatians 4:19
The goal of the spiritual life is that we become like ____________.

2 Peter 3:18 We are called as Christians to __________ in our spiritual lives. (Grow)
“Growth in godliness requires _____________.”  ~Kevin DeYoung (Exertion)
“Grace… is opposed to _____________, not to _____________.”  ~Dallas Willard  (earning, not effort)
Psalm 1
Action of Abstinence (what NOT to do):
Action of Engagement (what TO do):

2 T’s of spiritual Trees:
T_______
T_______

Next Steps:
Pray & Ask the Lord:
“How do you want me to respond? Is there a next step that You want me to take?”
2. Consider Opportunities available at C.P.  Check the bulletin under the Connect category you are interested in: God – Others – Ministry – World.