How to Hug a Vampire

How to Hug a Vampire

February 2017 - March 2017

Dealing with the people who suck the life out of you.

Sermons in this series
Sun, Mar 12, 2017
Duration: 38 mins
How to Hug a Vampire week four message from Pastor Chris Russell on March 12, 2017 at Community Church of Waterford, Goshen, Indiana. The Hypocritical Vampire: When it comes to the topic of hypocrites, we all get lumped together! Matthew 15:7-8, 23:23-24 Jesus & Hypocrisy: 1. He confronted it 2. He majored on the majors Galatians 6:1-2 How do we confront? 1. Confront with the goal of restoration 2. Confront with caution 3. Confront with commitment 2 Samuel 12:5-7 Psalm 51:10-12 Let's start with making sure that we ourselves are right with God. Then we can move from there into loving those people in our lives that are tougher to love and who suck the life out of us.
Sun, Mar 05, 2017
Duration: 36 mins
How to Hug a Vampire week three message from Pastor Chris Russell on March 5, 2017 at Community Church of Waterford, Goshen, Indiana. The Manipulative Vampire... Matthew 16:22 Galatians 1:10 Manipulators Weapons of Choice: Threats Guilt Breaking Free from Manipulators: 1. Recognize when somebody is trying to control you 2. Respond with words and actions 3. Redefine the relationship Manipulation Signs: 1. You can't say no to a certain person 2. You always feel guilty around a certain person 3. You compromise your values to please others
Sun, Feb 26, 2017
Duration: 38 mins
How to Hug a Vampire week two message from Pastor Chris Russell on February 26, 2017 at Community Church of Waterford, Goshen, Indiana. How many of us know overly needy people? How many of us have been that overly needy person? Matthew 9:36 Acts 3:6-7 Mark 1:35-37 Galatians 6:7-8 Emotional Vampires: 1. Constantly Insecure 2. Drama Queens\Kings 3. Blabbers 4. Financial Leeches Helping without Enabling: 1. Offer what they NEED, not what they WANT 2. Identify the real need 3. Pay attention to Actions, not Words 4. Set healthy boundaries Boundaries: 1. Time 2. Resource We must allow them to face their consequences if we expect them to learn and grow... Rescuing is not always helping them... Jesus is the Savior, NOT you...
Sun, Feb 19, 2017
Duration: 26 mins
How to Hug a Vampire week one message from Pastor Chris Russell on February 19, 2017 at Community Church of Waterford, Goshen, Indiana. Our natural tendency is to respond to criticism in one of two ways: Natural Responses: Fight Flight Romans 12:2 God-honoring responses: Listen *when their motive is to help and not hurt *when the person can truly help Proverbs 15:31-32 Answer *when the person is missing information that would change their mind *when the person is really open to change Dismiss *when the person is characterized by being overly critical *when the person is emotionally unhealthy or wounded Matthew 15:13-14 We can't please everybody, but we can please God!

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