Relational Health

Building Block #3: Relational Health

This 4-week series is centered on the gift of healthy relationships.  Healthy Homes that Spring with Life want relational health. Because an ordinary home healed by Jesus weightlessly lives life together.  This series spans March, leads up to Holy Week and ends with Palm Sunday, a L@ST.  The paraments are purple for Lent, and Red for Palm Sunday (March 25).

Relational Health, part 4: Humility
3/25/18
Pastor Jeff Meyer

Healthy relationships are a gift.  A home that practices humility is like a well oiled machine, each member doing what it can to support and build up the others.  We don’t need to make much of ourselves, because God already did.  Today we see Christ’s humility on full display, obedient to His Father’s will, obedient to the smallest details of the plan and prophecies.  Our King takes an uncomfortable and dusty ride, amidst skeptics, deserters, and adversaries, all for them, and for us.  

Main Text: John 12:12-19, 36b-43

Relational Health, part 3: Submision
3/18/18
Pastor Jeff Meyer

Healthy relationships are a gift.  A home that practices submission to each other will not be easily divided.  One of the gifts of our secure identity in Christ is that we can submit to each other.  Submission is also a gift we receive as others follow the commands and model that Jesus set forth.  The confidence and strength we experience in a home produced by practiced submission is unexpected, and unexpectedly beautiful.    

Main Text: Ephesians 5:21-6:9

Relational Health, part 2: Resolution
3/11/18
Pastor Matt Wipperman

Healthy relationships are a gift.  A home that uses conflict productively with a clear and well worn path to resolution is free.  It is a home free from unresolved conflict, free from lingering, brooding, and festering anger.  It is a home freed by forgiveness, free to heal.  If is a home free to spring with life without being held back.

Main Text: Matthew 15:18-22

Relational Health, part 1: Conflict
3/4/18
Pastor Jeff Meyer

New relational health is one of the 12 building blocks of a home that is springing with life. New relational health is the result of the new identity we have in Christ. Confident and purposeful, we can lean into and engage conflict.  Conflict is a gift.  Through it we are bound together as a team.  

Main Text: Ephesians 4:25-32