Relationships

 

Who: Adult men
When: 1st and 3rd Saturdays: 8:00 – 9:00 AM (Feb – May)|
Where: Fireside Room
Leader: Rev. Stephen Donovan


 

Topic: Relationships: A Mess Worth Making, by Timothy S. Lane and Paul David Tripp..

“The fatal flaw of human wisdom is that it promises that you can change your relationships without needing to change yourself…. In our human wisdom, we would settle for relational detente, but God wants to bring us to the end of ourselves so that we would see our need for a relationship with him as well as with others. Every painful thing we experience in relationships is meant to remind us of our need for him. And every good thing we experience is meant to be a metaphor of what we can only find in him….  All of us need a clearer sense of what it means to put first things first and how Jesus enables us to do that. We also need to understand what practical changes are needed to create a new agenda for our relationships and what concrete steps we need to take as we seek to please God.” (from chapter 2)