Poíēma

Posted: 17th September 2017 in Sermon Audio

Poíēma

Poíēma –

Have you ever thought your life was a mistake? Think again!

Listen to this message that takes a look at what God thinks about your life.

Poíēma – Pastor Mike Stephens


Scripture Reference: Gen. 1:26-27, 31, Romans 8:37-39, Is. 45:18, James 1:17-18, John 3:16-17, Matt. 28:18-20, Jer. 1:5, Eph. 2:8-10, Jer. 29:11

  1. My life is .

Gen. 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
31 Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Romans 8:37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  1. My life is to God.

Is. 45:18 For thus says the Lord, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited: “I am the Lord, and there is no other.

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” and, despite said beauty, “18 Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first-fruits of His creatures.”

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

  1. My life is of God’s .

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”

  1. My life is a .

Eph 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship (Greek – “poiema”), created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Jer. 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.


REACH – Sermon Series

Posted: 13th August 2017 in Sermon Audio
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"REACH" Sermon Series - Pastor Mike Stephens

“REACH” – Sermon Series


REACH Part 1 – Reach Up.

REACH Series, Part 1 – “Reach Up” – Pastor Mike Stephens

Scripture Reference: John 4:7-26

Follow along and fill-in the blanks for greater understanding:

  1. We worship what we to be . (7-15)

* Who or what is your current object of worship?

  1. Our worship should be . (16-20)

* What might be holding you back from authentic worship?

  1. we worship matters more than . (21-24)

* Is your worship reflected in your lifestyle? In your attitude, actions and words?

  1. our worship. (25-26)

* If worship comes down to who Jesus is, who is He to you? Where does Jesus fall in your list of priorities?


REACH Part 2 – Reachable.

REACH Series, Part 2 – “Reachable” – Pastor Mike Stephens – 8/20/2017

Follow along and fill-in the blanks for greater understanding:
Scripture Reference1Sa.3:1 – 4:1

Want to be reachable? Here are four things you can do:

  1. Don’t just be . Be .
  2. Make yourself to God.
  3. Become a better .
  4. Be to let God use .


REACH Part 3 – Reach Out.

REACH Series, Part 3 – “Reach Out” – Pastor Mike Stephens

Scripture Reference: Matthew 20:20-28 & 7:7

  1. Be careful not to lose sight of the .
  2. Everything has a associated with it.
  3. Jesus came to and we are to do .


REACH Part 4 – Reach Deep.

REACH Part 4 – Reach Deep. – Pastor Mike Stephens

Scripture Reference: Matthew 25:14-30

  1. Identify your .

14 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. 15 And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey. 16 Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents. 17 And likewise he who had received two gained two more also. 18 But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord’s money. 19 After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them.

What are my resources? How will I use them to make a kingdom impact?

  • .
  • .
  • .
  1. the out of them.

20 “So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, ‘Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.’ 21 His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ 22 He also who had received two talents came and said, ‘Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.’ 23 His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’

“Doing nothing is the quiet killer of the gospel.”

  1. Don’t it .

24 “Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.’

26 “But his lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy (slothful, KJV) servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. 27 So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. 28 So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents.

29 ‘For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. 30 And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

In what way is fear holding you back?

 


REACH Part 5 – Unreached.

REACH Part 5 – Unreached. – Pastor Mike Stephens

Scripture Reference: Matthew 28:19-20, Ezekiel 37:1-14

Life Cycle of a Church


You Are Not Inadequate

Posted: 6th August 2017 in Sermon Audio
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You Are Not Inadequate - Pastor Mike Stephens
You Are Not Inadequate – Pastor Mike Stephens

We’ve all felt inadequate at times and have become convinced that there are some things that we will never be very good at, so we tend to stay away from them.

Can you feed thousands with five loaves and two fishes?..

 

You Are Not Inadequate – Pastor Mike Stephens


Scripture Reference: Mark 6:30-44

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  1. causes us to see others .

32 So they departed to a deserted place in the boat by themselves. 33 But the multitudes saw them departing, and many knew Him and ran there on foot from all the cities. They arrived before them and came together to Him. 34 And Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. So He began to teach them many things.

  1. We have to stop for the .

35 When the day was now far spent, His disciples came to Him and said, “This is a deserted place, and already the hour is late. 36 Send them away, that they may go into the surrounding country and villages and buy themselves bread; for they have nothing to eat.” 37 But He answered and said to them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said to Him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give them something to eat?”

  1. Jesus makes the .

38 But He said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they found out they said, “Five, and two fish.” 39 Then He commanded them to make them all sit down in groups on the green grass. 40 So they sat down in ranks, in hundreds and in fifties. 41 And when He had taken the five loaves and the two fish, He looked up to heaven, blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and the two fish He divided among them all. 42 So they all ate and were filled. 43 And they took up twelve baskets full of fragments and of the fish. 44 Now those who had eaten the loaves were about five thousand men.

Where do you feel inadequate?

What would change if you realized, “…we are God’s masterpiece?” (Ephesians 2:10, NLT)

 


The Eye of the Storm

Posted: 30th July 2017 in Sermon Audio
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The Eye of the Storm - Pastor Mike Stephens
The Eye of the Storm – Pastor Mike Stephens


The Eye of the Storm – Pastor Mike Stephens

Scripture Reference: Mark 4:35-41

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  1. is usually uncomfortable.

35 On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” 36 Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him.

  1. can stand where end.

37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. 38 But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”

  1. There is no storm cannot .

39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. 40 But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?”

  1. can lead to .

41 And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”


Parable of the Lost Sheep

Posted: 26th July 2017 in Sermon Audio
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Parable of the Lost Sheep - Pastor Mike Stephens
Parable of the Lost Sheep– Pastor Mike Stephens

Parable of the Lost Sheep – Pastor Mike Stephens


Scripture References: Luke 15:1-3, Matthew 18:10-14
Also See: John 17:16, Isaiah. 53:6, Romans 3:10, Romans 10:9

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  1. were Jesus’ kind of .

Luke 15 1 Then all the tax collectors and the sinners drew near to Him to hear Him. 2 And the Pharisees and scribes complained, saying, “This Man receives sinners and eats with them.” 3 SO He spoke this parable to them, saying:

Matthew 18 10 “Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven. 11 For the Son of Man has come to save that which was LOST. 12 “What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying? 13 And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. 14 Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.

  1. people are to Jesus.
  1. The exists to people to .

Courageous

Posted: 16th July 2017 in Sermon Audio
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Courageous - Pastor Mike Stephens
Courageous – Pastor Mike Stephens

Scripture: Numbers 13-14

Trusting God allows us to step outside of our comfort zone and make a forever difference.

Courageous – Pastor Mike Stephens


Follow along and fill-in the blanks for greater understanding:

Courageous – Numbers 13-14

  • 1. tasks are supposed to be .  (13:1-2)

13 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the children of Israel; from each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, every one a leader among them.”

  • 2. courage is getting past the ‘’.  (13:27-33)

27 Then they told him, and said: “We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. 28 Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there. 29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the South; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan.”

30 Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.”

31 uBut the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” 32 And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and wall the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. 33 There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”

  • 3. How I says a lot about what I .  (14:1-10)

14 So all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night. 2 And all the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron, and the whole congregation said to them, “If only we had died in the land of Egypt! Or if only we had died in this wilderness! 3 Why has the Lord brought us to this land to fall by the sword, that our wives and children should become victims? Would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?” 4 So they said to one another, “Let us select a leader and return to Egypt.”

5 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.

6 But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes; 7 and they spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying: “The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land. 8 If the Lord delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, ‘a land which flows with milk and honey.’ 9 Only do not rebel against the Lord, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, land the Lord is with us. Do not fear them.”


Next Steps
Spend some time this week reflecting on the following questions:
1. What would I do for God if I knew I could not fail?
2. Who could I help in Jesus’ name if I wasn’t afraid?
3. How has God prepared me to make a difference?

After you’ve considered these questions, spend some time in prayer. Here is a prayer that might help to get you started:

God, I know you made me to make a difference. Sometimes I get caught up in what I see as my own limitations. Sometimes I don’t feel qualified. But, I want to learn to be courageous for you. I want to see me the way that you see me. Help me to step outside of my comfort zone and trust in your plan for my life. Open my eyes so that I can see all the ways my life will impact others when I realize that, whatever obstacles I may face, none of them is nearly as big as the God whom I serve. Amen.

Disciple. (Sermon Series)

Posted: 18th June 2017 in Sermon Audio
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Disciple. Part 1 – “Follow” - Pastor Mike Stephens
Disciple.

We have been called to be disciples; to follow in the footsteps and teachings of Christ. This series looks at what discipleship means in the life of every Christian as we seek inspiration in Biblical instruction for building relationships that lead to Jesus.


Part 1 – “Follow”
Pastor Mike Stephens

Disciple. Part 1 – “Follow” – Pastor Mike Stephens

Follow along and fill-in the blanks for greater understanding:

  1. Am I a or a ?

Luke 9:23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself (give up own interests), and take up his cross daily (willing to sacrifice everything), and follow Me (believer vs. follow). 24 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. 25 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost? 26 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels.

  1. Is really a in my life?

Luke 9:57 Now it happened as they journeyed on the road, that someone said to Him, “Lord, I will follow You wherever You go.” 58 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” 59 Then He said to another, “Follow Me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” 60 Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God.” 61 And another also said, “Lord, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house.” 62 But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”

  1. Is Jesus a ?

Matthew 13:44 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. 45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, 46 who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.

Next Steps:
Answer the question: Am I a believer or a follower?
Honestly list the top three priorities in your life at this very moment. Where does Jesus fall on the list? What is one thing you can do today to make sure Jesus is at the top? Think of a time you clearly saw God


Disciple. Part 2 – “Identity”

Disciple. Part 2 – “Identity” – Pastor Mike Stephens

Follow along and fill-in the blanks for greater understanding:

  1. Unchurched people have the .

13 When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” 14 So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

  1. we are comes down to we are.

15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.

  1. The Church is to be a .
  2. Church will not .

Reflection:

  • Whose are you? What does that mean to you?

Romans 10:9 – “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

  • Are you currently swimming forward as a disciple or are you dead in the water?
  • If you aren’t swimming, what do you need to do to change that?


Disciple. Part 3 – “Love”

Disciple. Part 3 – “Love” – Pastor Mike Stephens

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1 Peter 4:8 “And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”

  1. Our lives God.

John 13:31 So, when he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him. 32 If God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and glorify Him immediately. 33 Little children, I shall be with you a little while longer. You will seek Me; and as I said to the Jews, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come,’ so now I say to you.

  1. We should like .

34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

“Do not waste your time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor act as if you did. As soon as we do this, we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him. If you injure someone you dislike, you will find yourself disliking him more. If you do him a good turn, you will find yourself disliking him less.” ~ C.S. Lewis

  1. Love Christian .

35 By THIS all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

1 Cor. 13 “If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. 2 If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. 3 If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.” (MSG)

 


Disciple. Part 4 – “Share”

Disciple. Part 4 – “Share” – Pastor Mike Stephens

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Sermon Points Today’s Sermon:

Mark 16:15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.

  1. God has a for our .

John 316 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

John 10:10 I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

  1. us from God.

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23

“For the wages of sin is death…” Romans 6:23

  1. Jesus our .

Romans 6:23 …but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

1 Peter 2 24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.
4. We Christ through .

1 Cor. 15: 1 Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you RECEIVED and in which you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you BELIEVE in vain. 3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve.

John 1 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Ephesians 2 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.

Reflect

  • Do you believe? Have you received Christ in faith?
  • Who do you know that needs Jesus? A church family?
  • What changes do you need to make to become part of the movement at MtZ to build relationships that lead to Jesus?

 

Robin’s Closet Open House Saturday

Posted: 15th June 2017 in News
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Open House June 17th


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Sin & Temptation - Doug Dillon
Sin & Temptation
Doug Dillon

Sin & Temptation – Doug Dillon


Follow along and fill-in the blanks for greater understanding:
1: We’re not .

Hebrews 2: 18 “For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.”

2: our sins.

1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

3: God gives us a .

1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

4: God

John 3: 16-17 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.


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Reconciliation: The restoration of friendly relations.
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Reconciliation – Doug Dillon


Follow along and fill-in the blanks for greater understanding:


Hebrews 12:14 14 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:

1: (who, what, when, why) This could mean identifying yourself as the problem as well.

2:

Luke 6:27-31 27 “But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. 29 To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either. 30 Give to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back. 31 And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.

3: (notice that wasn’t the first step)

Matthew 18: 15-17 15 “Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’[b] 17 And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector.

4: – Not the same as reconciliation.

Ephesians 4: 31-32 31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

Mark 11:25-26 25 “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. 26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.”

5:

Make opportunities to earn trust that was lost

It takes time

If there’s a break in the trust, start at square one.

6: ­ ALWAYS!!!

Everyone sees through it.

No one will trust someone that’s not real.

7: Do out of love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails.

1 Corinthians 16:14 14 Let all that you do be done with love.