Sun, Mar 12, 2017
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
How do we confront?
1. Confront with the goal of restoration
2. Confront with caution
3. Confront with commitment
2 Samuel 12:5-7
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
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...
Manipulators Weapons of Choice:
Breaking Free from Manipulators:
1. Recognize when somebody is trying to control you
2. Respond with words and actions
3. Redefine the relationship
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
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?
1. Constantly Insecure
2. Drama Queens\Kings
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
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
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:
*when their motive is to help and not hurt
*when the person can truly help
*when the person is missing information that would change their mind
*when the person is really open to change
*when the person is characterized by being overly critical
*when the person is emotionally unhealthy or wounded
We can't please everybody, but we can please God!