Healthy Me, Healthy We

Healthy Me, Healthy We
If we sometimes go all in to shed physical love handles, we need to pursue relational love handles. Handles help us with the reality that falling in love is easy, but staying in love requires a plan. Love handles are tools and rules that shape and guide relationships toward better outcomes. Love handles can be defined as demonstrable actions and attitudes that create deposits in the emotional bank accounts of our partner. Love handles are ways to leverage love and create real intimacy as God intends.
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James 1:2-8 NIV

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

Healthy me, Healthy we.
Unhealthy me leads to dis-ease and un-ease. My relationships are only as healthy as I am. If I try to build one-flesh intimacy with someone else without working on authentic integrity (wholeness) on my own, then relationships become a vain attempt to fix insecurity and complete myself.
James 1:22-25 NIV

22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.

Romans 8:1 NIV

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,

Galatians 2:20 NIV

20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Romans 15:13 NIV

13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Healthy me, Healthy We
Try to build intimacy with someone else before you develop wholeness in yourself will lead you to attempt to make your relationships complete you.
I. Peace with God – Identity versus Insecurity
II. Peace with Myself – Authenticity versus Hypocrisy
III. Peace with Others – Empathy versus Insincerity
IV. Peace with World – Community versus Individuality
Healthy me, Healthy We
Peace with Myself - Authenticity not Hypocrisy
The worst loneliness is not being the authentic me God created me to be.
Mark 8:35 NIV

35 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.

Peace with God - Identity versus Insecurity
You are special.
You are valuable.
You are an original.
Romans 5:8 NLT

But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

2 Corinthians 5:21 NIV

21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Romans 10:11 NIV

11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.”

Haggai 1:5-7 NIV

Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways. You have planted much, but harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.” This is what the Lord Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways.

Haggai 2:4-5, 17 NIV

But now be strong, Zerubbabel,’ declares the Lord. ‘Be strong, Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land,’ declares the Lord, ‘and work. For I am with you,’ declares the Lord Almighty. ‘This is what I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt. And my Spirit remains among you. Do not fear.’
17 I struck all the work of your hands with blight, mildew and hail, yet you did not return to me,’ declares the Lord.

1 John 4:18 NIV

18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

Psalms 139:23-24 NIV

23 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. 24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Romans 5:5 NIV

And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

Proverbs 14:29 NLT

29 People with understanding control their anger;a hot temper shows great foolishness.

Proverbs 13:16 NLT

16 Wise people think before they act; fools don’t—and even brag about their foolishness.

Ephesians 4:26-27 NIV

26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold.

Proverbs 15:18 NIV

18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.

Ö Admit Your Fits even when we think anger seems misplaced.
Ö Get Angry with Clarity and examine the full spectrum
Ö Make Your Squabbles Proportional – Minor differences are overlooked in love. Reserve big fights for serious things.
Ö Make Empathy a Priority Empathy notices, feels, and acts to help.
Ö Don’t Drown Out when They Speak Out – Refuse to short circuit and skip over feelings to make things better or fix things.
Matthew 5:9 NIV

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Revelation 12:10 NIV

10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:“Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah.For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.

2 Timothy 1:7 NIV

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.