Based on Colossians 3:12-14, consider how we can build up stronger relationships by forgiving one another as a conclusion to our series, The Other Approach.
Since God teaches that "perfect love drives out fear," it stands to reason that we are also called to serve others by helping to "remove or minimize" the fears they carry in their hearts. Based on 1 John 4:15-18, consider how we can build up stronger relationships by this aspect of The Other Approach.
God calls us to "serve one another"; therefore, this sermon takes a closer look at what it means to Meet the Needs of the Other based on Galatians 5:13-15 in order to embrace The Other Approach. To hear the accompanying “Out on a Limn” and to learn more about this part of our worship, click here.
Ephesians 4:29 gives us great guidelines for when to speak and when to listen, as well as a solid treatment of the often-misunderstood concept of what is meant by "wholesome talk" as opposed to "unwholesome talk." It's all part of learning to embrace The Other Approach. To hear the accompanying “Out on a Limn” and to learn more about this part of our worship, click here.
Based on Romans 13:8-10, this sermon begins to explore an other-centered approach to relationships in light of God's command to "love one another" and to "love your neighbor as yourself."
This sermon continues the study of how a selfish approach to relationships violates 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 and leads to difficult relationships that are not based on love.
When we look at our strained relationships, we ought to be able to identify where the train went off the tracks. And we can. It's our approach. We love the self-centered approach, but love demands that we use the "other" approach. This first sermon in the series contrasts our "selfish approach" to relationships with Paul's description of "the other approach" found in 1 Corinthians 13.