Thursday, March 5, 2015

Issues... We've all got them!

Last week at Living To Go Church we started a new series about our ISSUES. The idea is that we all have issues (struggles) but it's really not an easy task to deal with them. Sometimes we ignore them or bury them so we don't have to look at them but the reality is that NOT dealing with our issues corrupts our heart. And like the bible tells us, we need to guard our hearts because it is the wellspring of life.The most common choice is to focus on EVERYBODY ELSE'S issues instead of our own... besides, it's easier to see another person's flaws... right? We all know that's the wrong response... so each of us must own up to our flaws and begin the WORK of getting better. Always remember, You Can't Manage What You Don't Own! Denial doesn't make it better. It makes it worse. Issues like BITTERNESS can and will cripple our effectiveness as witnesses of Christ. Issues can cause us to see the dark side of everything, including the intentions of others, even though we've never had reason to question their motives before or not. It is poison! Anger, Resentment, Laziness... these are all ISSUES that can corrupt the good that God is trying to do in and through us. So this month, leading into Easter, we're taking some time to look at ourselves and ask some tough questions. The reality is that GOD IS BIGGER than all of our issues combined and only HE can break the chains in your life... But it starts with PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY and bringing our issues to the one who can really make a difference in our lives.  Here is last weeks service in it's entirety... We dealt with ANGER ISSUES... 

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