Mar 012010
 

Big Idea:
All relationships have a gap between expectations and behavior.  1 Cor. 13:7 encourages us to fill the gap: bearing all things, believing all things, hoping all things, enduring all things.  Resist the spiral downward into negativity that can undermine your relationships. 

Scripture Memory:
1 Corinthians 13:7 (ESV)
7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 

Action Step:
Choose this week to put this verse in action by “believing the best” and refusing to “go negative”. 

Random Thoughts and Reflections:

  • What a great conclusion to the end of a great series yesterday!  I am praying for marriages and relationships to be strengthened and encouraged and to finish strong!  Here is the review of the 4 weeks.  You can listen to all the “Staying in Love” messages online at churchatthegrove.com.
  • Week 1 – The foundation for Staying in Love is Making Love a Verb. John 13..34-35.
    Week 2 – Put the interest of others ahead of your own interests.  Jesus is our ultimate example. Philippians 2:3-8
    Week 3 – Staying in love requires you to monitor what is going on inside of you.  Guard your heart. Prov. 4:23
    Week 4 – All relationships have a gap between expectations and behavior.  1 Cor. 13:7 encourages us to fill the gap: bearing all things, believing all things, hoping all things, enduring all things.  Resist the spiral downward into negativity that can undermine your relationships. 
  • We had our highest attendance since we moved into Walnut Grove High School yesterday!  Keep investing and Keep inviting!
  • I am equally excited about our new series starting next Sunday titled “Bring It! Exercising Your Gifts”.  Don’t miss this new series that leads us up to Easter Sunday!
  • I am praying for our own Tom Kirby, who is running for Congress!  I was able to attend his campaign announcement Friday evening.  We need godly people making a difference for this country!  TomKirby2010
  • I am coaching 11-12 year old baseball and I love my West Walton Tigers!  Two weeks to opening day!
  • Lots of babies being born into our church!  Yes!  Love it!
  • I am very excited about some changes we will be making in our Community Groups for the fall!  I was able to cast some vision to one of our spring groups last night that will be a “prototype” for some of the changes we will implement!  It was a blast and I can’t wait to see what will happen.
  • Excited about partnering with the Walton Career Academy this Saturday night to raise money for investing in “at risk” students in Walton County. 
  • We begin “Thankful Thursdays” at Walnut Grove High School this Thursday!  This will be the first time for this ministry at the new High School.  I am excited!
  • BIGGGGG Easter Egg Hunt Egg-Stravaganza!  We are partnering with CornDawgs on Saturday April 3 for a HUGE Easter Egg Hunt for our community.  What a great way to connect with people.  We will need your help!

Keep Praying, Keep Investing, Keep Inviting!

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