Navigating a Difficult World with Difficult People
Wouldn’t life be so much easier if you didn’t have to deal with that boss, that mother-in-law, and that younger sibling? South Bay Bible Church, 578 Montauk Highway, East Moriches, is pleased to announce the start of Relationship Playbook: Navigating a Difficult World with Difficult People on Sunday, June 12, at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Join us in person or online at southbaychurchli.org/livestream or Facebook Live.
“Some relationships test our patience,” said Matt Horne, lead pastor. “What if we could find some wisdom from the one who created all the messy people around us?”
Whether you consider yourself a church person or not, you’re invited to join us for this three-part series, Relationship Playbook, as Pastor Matt helps us discover peace for relationships in any context.
1. Knowing the Goal (1 Corinthians 13:4-7; 1 Peter 4:8; 1 John 4:7-19) – June 12: All we need is love. At least, that’s what John Lennon told us in 1967. It’s true; love is the ultimate goal that we were all created to pursue. But that wasn’t Lennon’s idea. How do we learn to love? Perhaps we could use a demonstration.
2. Running the Play (Ephesians 4:25-5:2; Philippians 2:3-7) – June 19: All of us are working toward healthy, loving relationships with the people surrounding us from day to day. What’s the most effective strategy for moving toward the goal? Scripture prescribes many methods for establishing honesty and encouragement in all of your relationships.
3. When the Game Takes a Bad Turn (Proverbs 10:12; Romans 12:14-21; James 1:19-20) – June 26: There’s bad news and there’s good news. The bad news? Complex people cause complex situations, which then causes some level of conflict. The good news? The Creator of complex people has given us wisdom and insight into how to navigate conflict and come out unscathed. When it comes to loving others, the reward is always greater than the risk.