Ten Keys to the Life You Always Wanted
Remove the rules of the road and travel becomes an accident waiting to happen. Eliminate the rules and boundaries from a sporting event and the game becomes an impossibility. Ignore the laws of life and living becomes a nightmare! The rules were designed to provide both meaning and protection. In giving us the Ten Commandments, God provided rules that will lead to success in life and relationships.
Put First Things First | October 3
Working To discover the meaning, purpose, and fulfillment that God wants us to know in life, we first have to be rightly related to him—the one who designed life and who knows what makes it work. Let’s learn how to develop a “first things first” lifestyle!
Watch What You Worship | October 10
Idols aren’t necessarily material things made by human hands. Other things can become idols in our lives when give more of ourselves to them than to God! Our desires, interests, work, and even ministry can become idols of the heart. Let’s learn the key to taking down idols!
Take God Seriously | October 17
Our love and respect for anyone is revealed by how we use their name or speak about them when they are not in our presence. The same is true in our relationship with God: if we say we love him and then trash his name, our words reveal the truth. Let’s discover what we can do to take God’s name seriously!
Make Time for Sabbath | October 24
God created us to be more than work machines. He knows that—for us to retain our vitality in life—we must observe rhythms of renewal. He built those rhythms right into the fabric of our weekly routines. Let’s pause to ponder why we are to set aside a special day.
Make Peace with Your Parents | October 31
Generally, our lives are only as healthy as our relationships—especially relationships with our family, beginning with our parents. We will not know God’s blessings if we refuse to honor our fathers and mothers. That does not mean approving of their wrong actions or choices, endorsing their sin, ignoring the pain they may have caused, or refusing to establish healthy boundaries. So, what does it mean?
Special Guest Michael Jr. | November 7
Michael Jr. has been a guest star on multiple talk shows and made an appearance in Sony Pictures' feature film, War Room. Using his knack for finding the funny in everyday life, Michael Jr. brings laughter and encouragement to audiences around the world and inspires them to discover and activate their purpose. Invite your friends, family and co-workers. It's going to be a great Sunday!
Practice Positive Conflict Resolution | November 14
Jesus teaches us that murder runs far deeper than the prohibition against physical homicide. We can carry around a heart of ill will towards others that can be just as lethal. Let’s discover how to deal with our offended hearts in ways that lead to health.
Diffuse Sexual Temptation | November 21
More than any other way, sexual brokenness makes messy lives. Refusing to deal with submit to God’s guidelines for healthy sexual relationships is a fast lane moving away from the life God intends for us. Let’s clarify God’s standard for holy sexuality and consider how to pursue healthy sexuality in our lives.
Respect the Possessions of Others | November 28
Outright stealing from one another: we know that’s wrong. Are there more subtle moves, though, that go less-noticed yet amount to the same sin? Fudging the taxes, sharing the Netflix password, sneaking a free fountain soda: small or significant, it’s still stealing. How do we protect ourselves from playing that dangerous game?
Tell the Whole Truth...and Nothing But | December 5
Life becomes a disaster when we can no longer trust the people around us to tell us the truth—be they elected officials, medical personnel, religious leaders, or personal friends. Truth is foundational to our integrity and character, to relational trust, and to societal justice. Without truth, we lose the very fabric that holds relationships together. And of all people, God’s people should be known as people of truth.
Learn to Want What You Have | December 12
How can we want what we have when we’re busy wanting what everyone else has? Fulfillment in life is interwoven with learning to be content with what we have. So, let’s learn together how to cultivate contented hearts.