Overlooking Offense Week 1

Being offended has become a virtue in our society. What does the Bible have to say about personal offense?

Key verse: Prov 19:11

1. Slow down
Psa 86:15, James 1:19, Eph 4:26

2. Let it roll off your back
Gal 5:22-23

Becoming Teachable Week 4

Title: You’re not the boss of me!

There is something inside us that doesn’t like being told what to do and wants to rebel against authority. How does this effect our level of teachability? 

Quiz (scale of 1-5)

1. When someone tells me I did something wrong, I feel the need to defend myself relentlessly.

2. I’ve had a problem with substance abuse

3. My friends tell me I have very bad road rage

4. The term ‘constructive criticism’ makes no sense to me. 

5. I microwave popcorn for lunch at work on purpose, just so it will stink up the kitchen for everyone else who has to use it.

6. I desperately need to win every argument – whether it’s with my spouse or my boss.

7. I’m no stranger to a bar brawl; those jerks were asking for trouble.

8. It doesn’t take much to make me angry. Small things can set me off.

9. I’ve been sanctioned by human resources for violating company policies.

10. When someone double-crosses me, revenge is the only answer.

11. I feel like no one likes me. 

12. Office rules are unfair and oppressive

13. My spouse and I argue

14. I’ve been cited for disorderly conduct by the police

15. I can’t stand authority figures. Fight the power!

16. Anger is the emotion I identify with most.

17. I’ve been fired before for being physically and/or verbally aggressive with coworkers.

18. I leave my socks on the floor on purpose, just because I know it gets under my roommate’s or family members’ skin.

Today we will take a brief look at 3 main authority structures 

1. Civil: Rom 13:1-2, Col 3:22-23Practice: “All” authority comes from God, respect the position. 
2. Home: Col 3:18-21 Practice: Love & Respect in the home always. 
3. Church: Heb 13:17-18, 1 Peter 5:5-6Practice: Humility and teachability when receiving instruction/council. 
Closing The Trinity demonstrates an authority structure:God: Gen 1:1Jesus: John 5:19 Holy Spirit: John 14:26

Becoming Teachable Week 3

Lessons Learned as a Father

Proverbs1:5 (ESV)

  1. Learn from Your Mistakes (Prov. 26:11-12; 1 Cor. 10:11-12; 2Peter 2:20-22)
  2. It’s OK to ask for Help (Psalms 121:1-2; Gal. 6:2; 2 Chronicles 10:6-11)
  3. Be Open to Learn New Ideas (Proverbs 1:5; Prov. 9:9; Luke 2:52)

Strength of a Mountain
God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle’s flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it … Dad

  • Author Unknown

Becoming Teachable Week 2

Title: Pride

The biggest roadblock to “Becoming Teachable” is Pride. We will look at 7 signs of Pride found in Proverbs.

Opening:  James 4:6 

1. Hates correction: Prov 12:1
2. Ignores instruction: Prov 13:18
3. Claims to be wise: Prov 26:12
4. Pats their own back: Prov 27:2
5. Won’t admit when wrong : Prov 28:13
6. Stubborness: Prov 29:1
7. Blind to their own issues: Prov 30:12-13

Becoming Teachable Week 1

Title: Discipleship 101

Being teachable is the very essence of discipleship. Christ being formed in us is the very essence of discipleship.

Main passage: Matt 28:19-20

1. God uses imperfect people to perfect us
Matt 28:19, Phil 3:12, 2 Cor 12:9

2. Remain teachable until you observe “all” Jesus commanded
Matt 28:20, Prov 9:9

Wound Care Week 4

Title: Turn To Your Neighbor

How we see and treat wounded people matters

Main passage: Luke 10:30-37

  1. Mercy looks like investment

*Prov 11:25

A. Time: Luke 10:31-33
B. Resources: Luke 10:34a
C. Comfort: Luke 10:34b
D. Money: Luke 10:35

Closing: Micah 6:8

Wound Care Week 4


-Often they limp through life because they harbor unforgiveness and struggle with anger. THIS IS
-Chuck Swindoll: “Life is ten percent what happens to us and ninety percent how we respond to it.”

-John 8:36 – “If the Son set’s you free, you are free indeed!”
-Ephesians 1:3 –  “ Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in
the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.”

-Through this story, we are going to look at how we can be healed and how we can offer healing to



-Romans 5:17 – “For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one
man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the
gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!”
-Romans 8:32 – He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all–how will he
not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?

-The grace that David wanted to extend flowed out of a covenant relationship with
Jonathan, Mephibosheth’s father.

-Apart from God’s grace, we also live in a pace of spiritual barrenness—no hope, no joy, no

-Romans 8:5 – “The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear
again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him
we cry, ‘Abba, Father.’”
-God’s heart is always for restoration.

-John 10:10 -The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them
a rich and satisfying life.


-God’s will is not to simply survive – He wants us to thrive!

-Ephesians 2:3-7 – “Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging
the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the
rest. But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even
when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you
have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the
heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing
riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”
-David’s grace to Mephibosheth is a wonderful picture of God’s grace to us. We are Mephibosheth:

-David’s grace to Mephibosheth is also a pattern for us in serving and ministering to others. We are David.

Wound Care Week 2

Good morning,

As you will see the area around the booth is in disarray. Bare with us, the end result will be worth it.

Our wounds can either define us refine us.

Main passage: Ruth 1:8-21

  1. Wounds can block healthy relationships
    Ruth 1:8-16,19-20, Psa 107:20

Hey Sigmund article: Stopping old wounds from stealing relationships

There are a few ways to tell that an old wound is at play:

The conflict is constant, and always feels the same.
Your emotional reaction to something within the relationship is intense and out of proportion to whatever seemed to cause it.
Your reaction is difficult to shift.

  1. Wounds can make us bitter
    Ruth 1:13,20b, Eph 4:31
  2. Wounds cause us to blame
    Ruth 1:13b, 20b-21, Gen 3:12-13, Num 21:5

Closing: Ruth 4:13-17

Wound Care Week 1

Good News

When we go to the doctors with a condition we don’t always receive good news. However the gospel is good news for every condition of the heart and soul.

Main passage: Isa 61:1

  1. There is healing
    Jer 30:17, Psa 147:3
  2. There is freedom
    John 8:32, john 8:36