Understanding the source of your stress is one thing. But what can you do about it? After all, so much of life feels out of control: work, how people respond to you, your family, the political situation. The question is...if God is in control, is there anything you can or even should do about these things. What’s your role? And what’s God’s role?
So you’re stressed, worried or even anxious. What’s going on? It’s like everything you stress over is attached to something bigger, and once you see it, you can deal with it. If you follow the trail of your stress, it will take you to your deepest fears. So here’s a question. What’s at the end of your rope? You may be surprised to discover the answer. And what’s at the end of your rope says a lot about why you worry and how to reduce your anxiety. If I follow the trail of your stress, it’ll take me to your deepest fear.
Happy couples decide they owe each other everything but are owed nothing in return. But that requires effort. Every married person makes a choice every day. That choice feels more like a reaction, so most people don't think they have a choice at all. But they do. Happy couples make the happy choice.
We all enter into marriage with hopes, dreams, and desires. They create expectations. But when you put those expectations onto your spouse, it turns your marriage into a debt/debtor relationship. Your relationship becomes marked by the belief that your spouse owes you something. So, how do you keep your hopes, dreams, and desires from becoming expectations?
Three weeks ago we started a brand new 7-part sermon series titled "The Problem of God", looking at common problems that skeptics have with God.
We started with "The Problem of God's Existence."
The second week we continued with "The Problem of Science."
Last week we discussed "The Problem of Evil and Suffering."
This week we hear from Pastor Carey Nieuwhof of Connexus Church in Barrie, Ontario discussing “The Problem of Hypocrisy.” If you missed this sermon, you can find it here.
Join us next week as we continue the discussion.
Next week we’re tackling “The Problem of Sex.”