"Climate Change" Sermon Series • May 27 - June 17

Every relationship has a climate – sunny, stormy, or even icy – and the current climate dictates the forecast. The problem is that many of us are unaware of the emotional climates we carry around with us. Join us for this sermon series May 27 through June 17 as we discover how we affect the emotional climate when we arrive home, step into a meeting at work, or any number of other situations; and look at three of the most significant climate shapers in any relationship.

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May 27: The Forecast // Genesis 4:8-9

You have an emotional climate. It goes with you everywhere. You can’t see it, but it’s a big deal. Research shows that the number one obstacle people face in their relationships and careers is an inability to understand the emotional climate of the people around them and to recognize their own emotional climate. We’ve all been around people like that. What if you are that person?

Sermon Notes and Daily Study Guide // Discussion Questions and Small Group Study Guide


June 3: An Unstable Climate // Philippians 4:10-13

Everyone has an emotional climate. Insecurity is one of the biggest influences on that climate. Throughout life we have failures and difficult experiences and we hear negative comments from people who are important to us. These things feed our insecurities and we all know it isn’t fun to be on the other side of an insecure person. An insecure boss is difficult to follow. An insecure spouse is difficult to love. None of us wants to be that difficult person. So how do we deal with our insecurities? Culture tells us that self-esteem is the cure for insecurity. Scripture tells us something radically different.

Sermon Notes and Daily Study Guide // Discussion Questions and Small Group Study Guide


June 10: Stormy Weather // Proverbs 3:3-4

Conflict gets a bad rap. The goal of any relationship isn’t to have no conflict; it’s to be able to resolve conflict in healthy ways. When there’s unresolved conflict, the relationship flat lines, emotions get frozen, and the relationship gets stuck. The climate of your relationships will improve when you resolve conflict instead of ignoring it.

Sermon Notes and Daily Study Guide // Discussion Questions and Small Group Study Guide


June 17: Storm Clouds // Proverbs 13:12

We all have expectations. Some are realized and some aren’t. When our expectations come face-to-face with real-life challenges, it can batter our dreams. Storm clouds of bitterness, anger, and cynicism form in our lives...and we forfeit hope. But God is attempting to build hope in your life. Fighting for hope isn’t about denying reality; it’s about embracing reality. Where there’s hope, there’s a healthy heart. Where there’s a healthy heart, there’s a healthy emotional climate.