IT'S COMPLICATED VI

ROMANS 14:13-19 Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother. 

14 I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself, but it is unclean for anyone who thinks it unclean. 

15 For if your brother is grieved by what you eat, you are no longer walking in love. By what you eat, do not destroy the one for whom Christ died. 

16 So do not let what you regard as good be spoken of as evil. 

17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 

18 Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men. 

19 So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.

POWERFUL RELATIONSHIPS SHARE COMMON GOALS

COMMON GOALS ARE UNATTAINABLE WITHOUT UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE

“You are not me and I am not you. You get to be you and I get to be me in this relationship.”

WE DON’T HAVE TO UNCONDITIONALLY ACCEPT BAD BEHAVIOR

    IT DOES MEAN - WE ARE BOTH FREE TO BE POWERFUL IN THIS RELATIONSHIP

“No matter what you do, I am going to pursue the goal of connection with you.”

YOU CAN NOT CONTROL OTHER PEOPLE

FOR CONNECTION IN SOME RELATIONSHIPS - WE MUST AGREE TO DISAGREE

        “EQUAL BUT DIFFERENT”

UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE AND UNCOMMON LOVE AS A FOUNDATION

“the pillars of love, honor, self-control, responsibility, truth, faith, and vision”

CREATES AN ATMOSPHERE OF PEACE 

    SHALOM - “a powerful Hebrew word” - PEACE - GREETING

DIVINE ORDER // DIVINE HEALTH // DIVINE PROSPERITY 

IT MEANS EVERY PART OF YOUR LIFE —

    BODY // SOUL // SPIRIT

        RELATIONSHIPS // DREAMS // WORK —

            IS GROWING AND THRIVING

SHALOM IS

ROMANS 14:17 righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. THAT’S FATHERS DESIRE FOR YOU

DIVINE ORDER // DIVINE HEALTH // DIVINE PROSPERITY 

IN EVERY PART OF YOUR LIFE —

    BODY // SOUL // SPIRIT

        RELATIONSHIPS // DREAMS // WORK —