3 Action Steps for Relationships

Live Different Week 4

For Husbands

Ephesians 5:21 – Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ

  1. First, Take time this week to help further your wife’s relationship with Jesus.
  2. Next, take time this week to intentionally love your wife in the way that she feels loved.
For Wives

Ephesians 5:21 – Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ

  1. First, take time this week to have a spiritual conversation with your husband (ex. read Ephesians 5 together).
  2.  Next, take time this week to encourage/point-out a specific thing your husband is doing RIGHT to show him love.
For Other Relationships

Ephesians 5:21 – Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ

  1. First, take time this week to pray about what a Godly relationship will look like.
  2. Second, take time to intentionally show love to someone within your circle of influence.

3 Choices to Live Different in a Persecuted World

Live Different Week 3

Choose Unity over Division

1 Peter 2:10 – Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

Choose Faith over Fear

a. 1 Peter 2:13-14 – Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him
to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.

b. Matthew 10:28 – Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Choose Doing over Complaining

1 Peter 2:16-17 – Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear
God, honor the emperor.

The 5 Tests and Actions Steps

Live Different Week 2

Test of Who is Your king / Where is Your kingdom


  • How do you organize your time (50 hrs of discretionary time); is it kingdom focused or earthly focused?
  • Who can you take out for lunch/dinner/coffee this week?
  • Take some time to evaluate where you spend the most time. Is that something that is a King in your life?



Test of Your Worship (deepest affections)

  • We are great worshipers of things, but what is the object of our worship? Take time this week to watch where your money goes and see what you worship.



Test of Your Relationships

  • Who could hold accountable in a relationship and ask them to hold you accountable.
  • Join a small group or mentor relationship.



Test of Your Doubts and Fears


  • Write down a fear you are feeling this week; Who are you taking it to? Evaluate if that’s in line with Jesus.



Test of Your Actual Life


  • What fire is Jesus calling you into that you are avoiding?
  • What bondage is Jesus trying to burn off you that you are not allowing to be burned away? What step could you take this week?