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Climate Change: Dealing with Stormy & Icy Relationships

[fa icon="calendar"] Sep 7, 2017 9:30:00 AM / by Martin Hawley

Martin Hawley

 

Every relationship has a climate—sunny, stormy, or even icy, and the current climate dictates the forecast. On Sunday, October 22 at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m., South Bay Bible Church will begin a new, four-part series entitled, “Climate Change: Dealing with Stormy & Icy Relationships.”

 

The problem is that many of us are unaware of the emotional climates we carry around with us. In this 4-part series by Pastor Hawley, we will discover how we affect the emotional climate when we arrive home or step into a meeting at work, and we will look at three of the most significant climate shapers in any relationship. 

“The truth is everyone has at least one relationship that could use a climate change, and until the climate changes, the forecast will remain the same,” says Martin Hawley, senior pastor. This series will include the following four messages:

  • The Forecast (October 22): Climate isn’t just what can be observed outside. In fact, the most critical climate may be the one created inside a room when you walk into it. In this message, Pastor Hawley uses an Old Testament story to unpack God’s warning about the climates we create in our relationships. Asking one bold question may help you change the “atmosphere” you’re creating at work and at home.

  • An Unstable Climate (October 29): Do you have a friendship that has drifted? Or a marriage that is distant? Do you have a co-worker you’ve been avoiding? Or is it just the conflict you’ve been avoiding? In this message, Pastor Hawley reveals the two very interesting words Solomon used to describe behavior that will “win favor. . . in the sight of God.” And they are two words that may help you navigate the conflicts you’ve been avoiding.

  • The Eye of the Storm (November 5): Why did that friend snap back at your innocent comment? Why didn’t your husband want to talk about what happened at work? In Paul’s letter to the Philippians, he may have hit on the answer. In this message, Pastor Hawley shows us how one of the most famous verses in the Bible can help us overcome insecurity’s effects on our relationships.

  • A Lifetime Forecast (November 12): Is your past perfect? Are your present circumstances exactly what you want them to be? Likely, the answer to one or both of those questions is no. The good news is that even if you can’t change your past or your current circumstances, you can change something else. In this message, Pastor Hawley introduces us to the gift God offers that will drastically affect the climate you carry into your future. 

Change a Life. eVite a Friend.

 

About South Bay Bible Church: South Bay Bible Church is a non-denominational Christian church known for Biblical messages applicable to everyday life. The church meets at 578 Montauk Highway in East Moriches, NY. The church’s mission is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Our service schedule includes five convenient times: Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:30, 11:00; Sunday afternoon at 4:00; and on-line anytime. A nursery and children’s church are available. For more information, go to www.southbaychurchli.org, call 631-909-8241, Facebook, or Twitter @sbbcli.

 

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Keywords: Climate Change: Dealing with Icy & Stormy Relationships; Climate Change: Dealing with icy stormy relationships

Topics: Sermon Series

Martin Hawley

Written by Martin Hawley

Martin Hawley serves as the Senior Pastor at South Bay Bible Church in East Moriches, NY with his wife Kimberly and three sons. His goal is to make church irresistible through practical, life-changing messages.