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14 – Uprooting Soul Ties

Opening Video

View Michael Todd’s sermon, “There’s No Condom for Your Heart” here. While we encourage you to view the entire sermon (1 hour and 30 minutes), we will focus on time stamp 32:00 through 1:16:35 (about 45 minutes). Please use the listening guide in Lesson 14 of your Growth Guide to follow along before completing the rest of the lesson.

Playlist

Chris Tomlin, “Forever”
Rachel Hughes/Tim Hughes, “Living for Your Glory”
Joel Houston, “From the Inside Out”
Matt Redman, “It is Well with My Soul”
Grace Larson, “There is Power in the Name of Jesus (Break Every Chain)”
Colton Dixon, “Through All of It”
Zach Williams, “Chain Breaker”
Casting Crowns, “The Well”
For King and Country, “Priceless”

Encouraging Scripture

Psalm 19:14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Proverbs 12:18 The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Matthew 7:3 Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?
Romans 12:3, 9-19 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you…. Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love.Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor,serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.
Romans 14:1-9 Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them. Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand. One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind. Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God. For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone. If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
1 Corinthians 16:13-14 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.
Colossians 3:13-14 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

Resources

Video Series:
Michael Todd, Transformation Church: YouTube Playlist for the original Relationship Goals series: here
Michael Todd, Transformation Church: YouTube Playlist for the original Relationship Goals Reloaded series: here
Matt Chandler, Village Church, YouTube Playlist for Beautiful Design series: here [This also available in small group study]

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