April 1 2012: Guardrails: Once And For All

Pastor John • 25:23
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We live with an internal conflict between our values what we know is right and our desire for immediate fulfillment. In areas like finances, relationships, and careers, a guardrail can feel like a barrier to something that seems good now. So why bother having guardrails if they just add to the tension? In this message, Andy presents There is a story from the life of Daniel that persuades us to establish guardrails now . . . once and for all.

March 25 2012: Guardrails: The Consumption Assumption

Pastor John • 31:44
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Contrary to popular opinion, God does not want something from you, He wants something for you. And nowhere is that more true than with your finances. Then why are we so insistent on separating our faith and our finances? What kinds of guardrails need to go up in order to protect us from financial disaster?

March 18 2012: Guardrails: Flee Baby Flee!

Pastor John • 29:25
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If there is one area in your life that absolutely needs some guardrails, this is probably it. Giving in to sexual temptation is the area that is the most difficult to recover from because, as Paul says, all other sins are outside the body, but this one affects our very being. It's the most needed yet most resisted area of all. Fortunately, the Bible is pretty clear on how we should approach it: flee.

March 11 2012: Guardrails: Why Can't We Be Friends?

Pastor John • 28:47
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Friendships are powerful things. They're great, but dangerous. You drop your guard with your friends. You become less careful. And as a result, you're easily influenced, drawn toward the acceptance you find. Because of this vulnerability, it would be smart to develop some guardrails. It's not an easy thing - but it might end up saving you from future pain.