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You Can Have A Happy Home -part 6

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You can have a happy home 6
SOUNDS GOOD TO ME
Pastor Steve Lummer

For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, 5 because our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. 6 You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. 7 And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. 8 The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia—your faith in God has become known everywhere. 1 Thessalonians 11-8 (niv)
GREEK SPEAK – VS 5

“with words”. LOGOS. ( The written Word. )

“with deep conviction” – PATHOS. (The passion presented)

“you know how we lived among you”. – ETHOS . (The life lived)
“So many will be ashamed 1 day that they wasted so much of life criticizing other believers instead of reaching unbelievers.” Rick Warren

GOOD SOUNDS bring GOOD RESULTS

1. Where did it come from ?
Vs. 8 “The Lord’s message rang out from you.”

2. What did it produce ?
Vs. 8 ” your faith in God.”

3. What can it do?
Vs. 9 “They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, ”

WE MISS OUT ON THE GOOD VIBES BECAUSE WE ARE TOO FULL

Never assume that anybody “knows” anything.

The need for good communication
Illustration of my child hood – A guy walking down a street one day noticed a man struggling with a washing machine in the doorway of his home. When he volunteered to help, the homeowner was overjoyed. After several minutes of fruitless struggle the man said to the homeowner, “We’ll never get this washing machine in there.” To which the homeowner replied in amazement, “In? I’m trying to get it out!”

Cooperation is impossible without good communication. And that principle holds whether it’s in your home, your business or your church. Never assume that anybody “knows” anything. The truth is, some people are afraid to admit that they don’t know lest they be ridiculed. Others need more time and personal attention before they “get it.” If you’re a fast-tracker with a day timer and a short fuse, people won’t feel comfortable asking for your help. So, if the job’s not getting done right, the problem could be your inability to communicate clearly and consistently, rather than their inability to do the job properly.
Without clear communication two things happen:

(1) The right people get discouraged and quit, like one worker who complained, “I feel like I’m part of a mushroom farm; left completely in the dark and fed manure from time to time!”

(2) The wrong people become empowered, and chaos results. So, if there’s strife and confusion where you live and work, rather than harmony and clear direction, go back and read Paul’s thoughts on good communication: “I appeal to you…that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.”

You can have a happy home 6
SOUNDS GOOD TO ME
Pastor Steve Lummer

 

For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, 5 because our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. 6 You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. 7 And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. 8 The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia—your faith in God has become known everywhere. 1 Thessalonians 11-8 (niv)
GREEK SPEAK – VS 5

“with words”. LOGOS. ( The written Word. )

“with deep conviction” – PATHOS. (The passion presented)

you know how we lived among you”. – ETHOS . (The life lived)
“So many will be ashamed 1 day that they wasted so much of life criticizing other believers instead of reaching unbelievers.” Rick Warren

GOOD SOUNDS bring GOOD RESULTS

1. Where did it come from ?
Vs. 8 “The Lord’s message rang out from you.”

2. What did it produce ?
Vs. 8 ” your faith in God.”

3. What can it do?
Vs. 9 “They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, ”

WE MISS OUT ON THE GOOD VIBES BECAUSE WE ARE TOO FULL

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