People generally spend most of their time in one of three time zones...the past, present or future. In this message we explore the value of living in the present.
It's ok to want good things, right? When Jesus was tempted by the devil, he wasn't tempted with bad things...he was tempted with good things. (food, security and a good job) So how do we keep our desires from becoming something we need to be set free from? In this message we explore how our desires, and especially our unmet desires negatively impact our relationships.
In Part 4 of the Freedom From series we discuss freedom from condemnation. Many Christians live in a constant state of condemnation. Some feel that God is condemning them, others condemn themselves, and others feel condemnation from others. We discuss the difference between condemnation and conviction and present a path to liberation from oppressive condemnation. We include our discussion in this podcast. Some great points were made!
In part 3 of the Freedom From Series we discuss getting freedom from being controlled, or freedom from being a people-pleaser. Trying to please all the people in your life can be exhausting, and it leads to animosity and other unhealthy emotions.
Are you a controller? I know, you only are trying to help others to be better people, right? You're not really controlling when you just make a helpful suggestion, right? Part 2 of the Freedom From Series is "Freedom From Controlling Others".
The impulse to steer and control others is based in judgment, and judgment is the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Oh oh...
Everybody struggles with their emotions from time to time. Often we just think, "that's just how I am". But often our negative emotions get in the way of our relationships. In this series, we explore how emotions, both positive and negative, reveal something about the way we think. And becoming aware of your thoughts, both true and untrue thoughts can lead to great freedom. In this introduction we lay the groundwork for what will follow.