Have you ever been able to pull off a great surprise? This weekend we were able to do that at C3 by honoring Ms. Jean Ohlerking, co-founder of Children’s Cup! We presented Ms. Jean with a Lifetime Achievement Award as part of our Project 919 “Honor Up” focus. We met Dave and Jean Ohlerking several years ago and have been partnering with them in ministry ever since to bring hope to children in Africa. Dave is now in Heaven, but he vision God gave him still lives on to care for children by providing food, education, and most importantly, the love of Jesus in Africa.
This weekend we completed our Family Feud series! This series was tons of fun! To finish Family Feud, Matt spoke an awesome word on lifegiving communication.
Ephesians 4:21-32, Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, 22 throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. 23 Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. 24 Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. 25 So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body. 26 And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 for anger gives a foothold to the devil. “If you are a thief, quit stealing. Instead, use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need. 29 Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. 30 And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. 32 Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”(NLT)
Keys to Lifegiving Communication…
BE A GOOD LISTENER.
LEARN THE OTHER PERSON’S LOVE LANGUAGE.
RESOLVE CONFLICTS QUICKLY.
BE LIFEGIVING IN ALL RELATIONSHIPS.
Which of these four keys do you need to work on this week to improve the communication in your relationships?