Preston Trail Community Church
Detox Your Home
Detox Your Home
Detox diets are everywhere these days, promising to cleanse our bodies from the inside out. But have you ever wished you could detox your home, schedule or work life? In this three week message series, we’ll identify some insidious toxins and learn how to set boundaries to help flush out the gunk and live the healthy lives for which God designed us—emotionally, spiritually and physically.
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Who is this message for?
Anyone with a family!
Two things crucial to know:
- What toxins are poisoning families today?
- What antitoxins has God designed to protect your family?
- A poison is any foreign substance that can harm you if it is used in the wrong way
- God specializes in knowing exactly what antitoxins are best to neutralize and destroy the poisons ruining our lives, families and homes
- #1 poison killing marriages is selfish immaturity
- #1 poison killing parent-child relationships is parents living their dreams through their kids
1st toxin: Problems from the Past
- Self-destructive habits
2nd toxin: Poor Patterns of Handling Conflict
- Anxiety that leads to “triangling”
- Fear that leads to avoidance or rage
3rd toxin: Persistent Co-dependency
- Co-dependency is approach to life where you get your value from others
- You constantly compare yourself with others,
- You try to be perfect so you’ll be worthy of others’ love
- You try to please people so they won’t reject you
1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you are proved right when you speak and justified when you judge.
5 Surely I was sinful at birth,
sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
6 Surely you desire truth in the inner parts;
you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.
7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins
and blot out all my iniquity.
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me. (Psalm 51:1-10)
25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26 "In your anger do not sin": Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. 28 He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need. 29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:25-32)
God’s primary anti-toxins
1. Tell the truth
- Tell yourself the truth
- Tell God the truth
- Tell others the truth
“Confess your sins to one another and be healed.” (James 5:16)
2. Receive and give forgiveness
- Receive God’s forgiveness when you’ve screwed up
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins.” (1 John 1:9)
- Give forgiveness to those who have hurt you
3. Watch your boundaries
- Boundaries are limits, defining where you end and where someone else begins
- you are responsible only for what is truly yours
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