IT'S COMPLICATED VII

 

PROVERBS 18:21 Your words are so powerful that they will kill or give life, and the talkative person will reap the consequences

LUKE 6:43-45 “You’ll never find choice fruit hanging on a bad, unhealthy tree. And rotten fruit doesn’t hang on a good, healthy tree.  44 Every tree will be revealed by the quality of fruit that it produces. Figs or grapes will never be picked off thorn trees.  45 People are known in this same way. Out of the virtue stored in their hearts, good and upright people will produce good fruit. But out of the evil hidden in their hearts, evil ones will produce what is evil. For the overflow of what has been stored in your heart will be seen by your fruit and will be heard in your words.

DEUTERONOMY 30:19 ”Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!

“Fear of truth is the great hijacker of communication.” DANNY SILK

BIG IDEA: COMMUNICATION IS KEY TO MAINTAIN CONNECTION

POWERLESS PEOPLES LIVES ARE FULL OF

    MISUNDERSTANDINGS & BEING MISUNDERSTOOD

THREE WAYS POWERLESS PEOPLE COMMUNICATE - PASSIVE/AGGRESSIVE/PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE    

 PASSIVE - OFTEN PASSIVE COMMUNICATORS SEVER TIES IN HOPES THEIR NEEDS WILL BE MET

AGRESSIVE

"Aggressive communicators know how to get what they want. They are large and in charge because they are the biggest, loudest, scariest one in the room.” DANNY SILK

PASSIVE-AGRESSIVE

“The passive-aggressive communicator’s core belief is: “You matter & No, not really!” DANNY SILK

ASSERTIVE COMMUNICATION

“You matter and so do I.”

“What happens to you matters to me.” Irene Mask

EQUAL PARTICIPATION

    DIFFERENT BUT EQUAL

TALKING IS NOT COMMUNICATING

“The quality of what you are building is ultimately up to you.”

JESUS CAME — PUT HIS LIFE ON DISPLAY — COMMUNICATED LOVE & MERCY

   JESUS IS THE ULTIMATE ASSERTIVE COMMUNICATOR

NO MATTER WHAT OUR REACTION, HIS RESPONSE IS LOVE

“NOTHING YOU CAN DO WILL STOP ME FROM PURSUING CONNECTION WITH YOU.” - JESUS