Relationships can be hard work, and sometimes it’s easy to feel disconnected… even when you’re surrounded by people.
Jesus wants you to know that it’s His Plan that you experience truly authentic relationships… all you have to do is connect the pieces.
PART 1 - CONNECTING THE PIECES OF AUTHENTIC FAITH
PS MONTE | 2/11/2018
CONNECTING THE PIECES OF AUTHENTIC FAITH
I go to church… isn’t that enough to show that I love Jesus?
There’s a difference between authentic Faith and religion
MATTHEW 22:36-40 NLT Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses? Jesus replied, 'You must love the LORD your GOD with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.
FAITH BEGINS WITH YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF YOUR ROLE IN YOUR SPIRITUALITY
To build healthy spirituality we have to be present in the process
FAITH IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE FAITH ATTRACTS AND DEVELOPS OTHER BELIEVERS
To build healthy spirituality we must be aware of how our own Spirituality impacts the lives of others
People who have difficulty trusting others actually have very little faith in themselves.
Your spirituality is fully formed when you're connected to other people
You need to be developed, and you need to develop others
THE FOCUS OF OUR FAITH CONNECTS THE PIECES OF OUR SPIRITUALITY
To build healthy spirituality we have be connected to Jesus
Do you really know Him personally, or do you just know about Him?
Your Spirituality must be built on the foundation of Who He is
MAKING THE CONNECTION
3 Critical Connections for Authentic Faith Relationships
• Internal Connection
• External Connection
• Eternal Connection
My relationships with other believers are a direct reflection of my relationship with Jesus
The closer I am to Him, the stronger and more authentic are my relationships with others
The closer I get to Jesus the more I’ll open myself to other people
GOD’s Plan is for us to discover who we are in Him.
Then develop Life-giving relationships with people who will keep us accountable to Character of Jesus
PROVERBS 27:17 NLT As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
stepTWO - Come discover who Jesus designed you to be
PART 2 - CONNECTING THE PIECES OF AUTHENTIC FRIENDSHIPS
CRESLEY PIERCE | 2/18/2018
PART 3 - CONNECTING THE PIECES OF AUTHENTIC FAMILY
PS MONTE & OLGA | 2/25/2018
CONNECTING THE PIECES OF AUTHENTIC FAMILY
Does it really matter if my family and romance(s) involve Jesus?
AMOS 3:3 NKJV Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?
What you prioritize in your family becomes your family’s culture
If you compromise your values for the sake of romance, your romance will compromise you when a better option comes along
Authentic Romance is a physical and emotion attraction that results in absolute devotion
If everything else in your life is more important than Jesus, it won’t be long until your spouse also becomes secondary
Authentic Marriage is a absolute devotion to the person Jesus created for you
You show your kids just how important Jesus in your life when you make worshipping Him secondary to everything else in their lives
Authentic Family is absolute devotion to Jesus Christ being First, from childhood to adulthood
MAKING THE CONNECTION
Healthy romances look ahead to healthy families
Healthy romances are between two people who are on the same page
Healthy romances begin with Jesus and follow His Plan for romantic love
JOSHUA 24:15 NLT If you refuse to serve the LORD, then choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served (your past before you knew GOD)? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live (the god of the world around you)? But as for me and my family, we will serve the LORD.
If I want my family to be built on Jesus, I have to build my romance on Him as well
The closer I am to Him, the stronger—and more authentic—my romances, and my family will be