Information about all events listed can be
found at www.orlandowoc.org or on the
church app. The location for each event is
the church, unless otherwise noted.
● February 17: Community Outreach
@ 10:45am .
● February 18: Membership Class
● February 24: Spirit-Filled Saturday
● March 2: Be Men Gathering @ 7pm.
● If you could change one thing about
yourself, what would that be?
● What is one thing you really like about
● If you were at the singles event Friday
evening, or if you have heard Sunday’s
message, what is one idea that really
stood out to you? Why did this idea
grab your attention?
24 “Anyone who listens to my teaching
and follows it is wise, like a person
who builds a house on solid rock.
25 Though the rain comes in torrents
and the floodwaters rise and the
winds beat against that house, it
won’t collapse because it is built on
26 But anyone who hears my teaching
and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a
person who builds a house on sand.
27 When the rains and floods come and
the winds beat against that house, it
will collapse with a mighty crash.”
Matthew 7:24-27 (NLT)
Last week, we talked about being
created for relationships and love. There
is nothing wrong with wanting to be in
a relationship, our first priority should be
our relationships with God. In doing that,
He shapes us into the person we ought
This week, let’s look at some practical
ways of becoming who the person we’re
looking for is looking for. These areas,
when applied in wisdom, help to establish
our lives on a solid foundation that will
last when storms come.
1. Address the Past
● Matthew 6:14-15
● Colossians 3:13
The problem with past unresolved
relational issues is that they rear their
ugly heads in future relationships. It’s
important to acknowledge the pain or
issues you’ve been avoiding so it doesn’t
continue in the future.
● Tell of a time when a relationship has
been restored because of forgiveness.
2. Break Some Habits
● Ephesians 4:22-24
● 1 Corinthians 10:13
Not all bad habits are sinful, but they are
not beneficial in personal growth.
Breaking bad habits isn’t about behavior
modification - it’s about recognizing them
and asking God to help you walk in freedom
in a way that will honor Him. If you have a
potential relationship wrecking habit, now
is the time to break it.
● What would you consider to be bad
habits that would keep someone from
a healthy relationship with others?
3. Set Some Standards
● 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
● 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5
● Philippians 3:12-14
Olympic contestants go through rigorous
workouts and eat strict diets because they
are not racing to merely compete but to win.
Setting standards guide and keep you living
in such a way that you will be powerful and
effective sons and daughters of God,
undistracted and unhindered by the
immature vices of this world that so easily
entangle us. Pre-decide. Be specific. Writ
● What kind of person do you want to be
5 years from now and what do you need to
do in order to become that person?
4. Get Out of Debt
● Romans 13:6-8
One of the top conflicts among couples is
money. And the primary source of financial
pressure is debt. It may be hard to believe,
but you can get out of debt a lot quicker as
a single than you can if you’re in a relationship.
Getting out of debt now is a lesson that will
serve you well the rest of your life.
● Has having debt in your life ever made you
feel like you were being hunted? If so, how?
● Debt can cause our lives to spiral out of
control. How have you seen debt cause this
loss of control in your own life or the life of
1. Which of the four areas above do you see
your greatest need for growth?
2. For areas that you need to grow in, find
scriptures about that area to see what the
Bible says. Pray and ask God to help you.
Find someone to be accountable to.