Friday, June 4, 2010

Only If...

My primary role at PCC is to help plan and create weekend services that are relevant and meaningful, offering an authentic encounter with God. We are passionate about giving people tools to help them understand what it means to be a Christ-follower and help them live into the purpose and potential that God has for every human. We plan our services based on what we believe God is leading us to put before people who are looking for answers, seeking God, trying to find help or just curious about religion and church.

There are particular challenges that all of us face in life, and getting along with other people is an area that can bring great joy and fulfillment. However, getting along with others is also one of the greatest sources of stress and disappointment.
This Sunday at PCC we're starting a new series called
Only If...How To Have A Relationship That Rocks.

Relationships are difficult and complicated. The Bible starts out with detailed stories of how people struggled to interact with one another; from Adam and Eve's first adventures in the Garden of Eden, to the sibling rivalry between Cain and Abel (which went past a brother-to-brother spat and straight to murder), it's clear that God knows about the difficulties we have in building healthy relationships.

Within the stories of fighting, failures, love triangles and parenting challenges throughout the Bible, there are some timeless truths and a ton of wisdom about how to do life with others in a meaningful, productive way. It's hard to get it right - but we believe that there are Biblical principles that you can apply to your interactions with others that will do two powerful and important things:

  • Allow you to honor God with your actions and your words - to be the person that God wants you to be
  • Honor the people in your life - spouses, significant others, children, parents and friends
Putting these principles into action will literally change your life. I know. It happened to me.

This week, Brian will be what might be the most defining, important element in any relationship. When I first heard this principle a few years ago and learned to put it into practice, it radically changed the way I interact with other people. It might do the same for you.

This is a great week to invite someone to check out PCC. It's also a good time to come with your spouse, friend or significant other. Make an investment in your relationship on Sunday morning at PCC.

You won't regret it.

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