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Controlling Our Anger

controlling anger

Proverbs 29:11 "Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back." How do we do that? We have to learn to communicate our feelings without attacking the other person. We fix the problem, we don't fix the blame. Attack the issue, not the person. We communicate without attacking. For example: If a husband is repeatedly late for dinner. He seems totally indifferent...

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Fall in Love with Your Spouse... Again (Part 2)


The Bible says if we want to return to our first love we need to do the things we did at first. Yesterday we walked about going back to giving Attention, Affirmation and Affection. If we start doing those things those feelings will return. Here's the fourth thing. 4. ADVENTURE Recreational Intimacy Let's face it, most marriages are dull. Eccl. 9:9 "Live happily with ...

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Fall in Love with Your Spouse... Again (Part 1)


Yesterday, I gave you three things to do to rekindle the romance in your marriage, straight from scripture. Today, I want to give you some catalysts of romance. When we first fell in love we did five things. And to fall in love again, we need to do those five things again. Today, we will go into the first three. 1. ATTENTION Intellectual Intimacy Philippians 2:2,4 "Then...

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How do you Rekindle the Romance in Your Marriage?


The Bible teaches that our marriage is always either growing together or drifting apart. It does not stand still. What do we do when our marriage has gone flat? How do we rekindle that first love? We do what Jesus told the church at Ephesus when the church had lost its first love. The same three things apply to our marriage. Revelation 2:4-5 (NIV) "You have forsaken the...

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Made to Worship


We were created to worship. What does it mean to worship? Worship = Give my highest LOVE and DEVOTION. Only God deserves our highest loyalty. Not any person, any career, any thing, only God deserves that because He made us. Unfortunately, most people are like the people talked about in Romans 1:25. Romans 1:25 They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshipe...

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What Happens When I Always Want More?


Exodus 20:17 "Do not covet your neighbor's house. Do not covet your neighbor's wife, male or female servant, ox or donkey, or anything else your neighbor owns." What is coveting? Covet: the UNCONTROLLED desire to acquire. The desire to acquire in itself is not bad. God put it in us. He filled the world with all kinds of exciting, wonderful, good, desirable things and ...

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Prayer & People


Monday, we talked about spiritual growth. We talked about growth being intentional. It doesn't just happen. We have to intentionally and actively allow God to change us, and we have a role to play in our spiritual growth. If you missed part one, you can read it here: GROWTH ON PURPOSE. What else do you need to do in order to see real, lasting change in your life? 3. I ne...

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Growth on Purpose


Spiritual growth is a choice. Spiritual growth is intentional.Are you going to be more spiritually mature a year from today? If you say, "I don't know." Then most likely you won't. Because growth is intentional. You must choose to grow and continue growing. Today we're going to look at how to continue your growth, how to maintain the momentum once you make the decision t...

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God Over __________.


Exodus 20:4-5 You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea. You must not bow down to them or worship them What is an idol? An idol is anything that takes the focus off God and puts it on something else. Archaeologists tell us in every culture throughout history there have been idols. Statues, littl...

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5 Ways to a Happy, Healthy Heart


You know the right things that will make you physically healthy. Eat right, exercise, drink water, get rest. Simple. We know the right things to do, but do you always do them? Not usually. The apostle Paul gives usfive, simpleexcercises for a happy heart.Butsimpledoesnotalways meaneasy. These excercises may be simple to understand, but they sure are a lot harder to do. H...

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