Daily Devotional

FRIDAY SERVICE:

Identity Teen Service
The Lighthouse
4338 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653

7:30PM

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THURSDAY SERVICE:

Bible Study

The Tabernacle
1021 E. 78th Street
Chicago, IL 60619

7:00PM

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SUNDAY SERVICES:

Worship Services
UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60607

9:30AM, 11:30AM, & 1:30PM

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SUNDAY SERVICE:

Worship Service
The Tabernacle
1021 E. 78th Street
Chicago, IL 60619

7:30AM

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TUESDAY SERVICE:

Bible Study
ICE Theater
3330 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60624

7:00PM

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"Humans most not pull apart what God has put together."   
 |  April 25, 2015 |  READ: Mk 10:9 CEB

STAYING WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE LEAVING (1)

Not every relationship can be saved. When physical, mental, or emotional abuse threatens your child's safety, or your own, you many feel forced to leave. Failing to do so could lead to tragedy. But where a workable resolution can be found, a troubled relationship can become a source of shared joy and fulfillment. Here are some keys to make staying worthwhile: Adopt God's perspective on sin-yours and your spouse's.  One of the major problems is the way we classify sin-especially our partner's.You're understandably over wrought and anxious because they're incorrigible and selfish. They're the willful sinner-your're the offended saint. They  need a major overhaul, and you're responsible to see they get it. Things like being critical, nagging, and controlling seem like small things compared to a spouse who swears, drinks, and visits porn sites. From God's perspective, sin is sin-yours and theirs! It's all harmful to relationships. Stop"classifying" sin and try to discover the relationship-transforming power of handling the situation the way Jesus taught. "How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye" (Mt 7:4-5 NIV). You'll be amazed at how God will cause your spouse to acknowledge and deal with "their" problem when you get honest and deal with "yours"!