Happily Ever After?: Whoa Man

Happily Ever After?

February 01, 2015

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I believe in THIS
You believe in THAT
THIS  'n THAT are keepin' us from loving one another...

And maybe THAT's right where you are. The little things get on your nerves, and it's just hard to see your way through to the Love you originally married. God's idea calls us to stop the madness and rediscover the awe and wonder we first felt - one intentional step at a time. Join us this weekend as Pastor Nick brings us fresh insight and ancient wisdom for the most challenged of relationships.

HAPPILY EVER AFTER?: WHOA Man 

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Genesis 2:18-23 / Nick Cunningham / January 31 & February 1, 2015      

HAPPILY EVER AFTER?: Whoa-Man
 
Guarding the “whoa”
· Genesis 2:18-23
 
 
· 1 Corinthians 13:7
 
 
Habit of Honor
· Romans 12:10
 
 
· Philippians 4:8
 
 
Staying Open
 
 
 
 
Being Generous
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
              See this week’s journaling questions on reverse side for deeper reflection.

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Whoa-Man

 
I believe in THIS. You believe in THAT. THIS  ‘n THAT are keepin’ us from loving one another. Maybe THAT’s right where you are. The little things get on your nerves, and it’s just hard to see your way through to the Love you originally married. God’s idea calls us to stop the madness and rediscover the awe and wonder we first felt – one intentional step at a time.  Daily devotionals that accompany each day's reading are also available on Facebook. They are created by a great Ginghamsburg unpaid servant team. You do not have to be a Facebook user to access them. View here.
 
Day 1: Read Genesis 2:15-25
We have been in Genesis 2 a good bit, but this time as you read it, put yourself into the story. Some scholars say it could have taken Adam over 100 years to name the animals. How do you think he felt during this time? What does this have to teach us about God’s desire for how we view our significant other?
 
Day 2: Read Philippians 4:4-9
Guarding the “whoa” requires us to protect that sense of gratitude for one another. What does this passage have to say about that?
 
Day 3: Read Romans 12:9-21
What does this passage have to say about how we must love one another? 
Put verse 10 in your own words. What does that look like in a healthy marriage relationship?
 
Day 4: Read 2 Corinthians 5:11-16
According to this verse, why do we not regard one another from a worldly point of view? What does that mean? How would this practice nurture a healthy relationship?
 
Day 5: Read Proverbs 18:12-24
What does this passage have to say about how we can guard that sense of appreciation for our significant other? How does the tongue have the power of life and death?
 
Day 6: Read 1 John 4:7-21
Why is it important for us to love one another in response to Jesus’ love for us?  How does this nurture a healthy marriage relationship?
 
Day 7: Read Romans 5:6-11
Christ died for us while we were still sinners. What does it look like for us to extend this kind of love and grace to one another? What would happen if we did that in all of our closest relationships?

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Genesis 2:18-23 / Nick Cunningham / January 31 & February 1, 2015 

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