This week I'd like to share with you a series on Covenant Relationships from Church of the Highlands in Alabama. In the last ten years, this growing church has planted numerous churches in many cities throughout the state of Alabama and seeks to reach out to local communities with the life-giving message of Jesus, so that they might become fully devoted followers of Christ. When listening to this series by multiple speakers (including one sermon by John Maxwell), the message that God's way of relationship building is for us to have covenants, not contracts of convenience, and that if we want to have any hope for healing the many broken relationships in our own lives and communities, we need to start by altering our understanding of what a covenant is.
I urge you to listen to the entire series. It is excellent. I felt that they were all appropriate for families to listen to together, though the pastor apologizes that one of the sermons is a bit "spicy" (I think it is the one on Singles...it wasn't over the top, just frank). I believe you will be challenged and enriched by these messages.
The topics are as follows:
- Blood is Thicker Than Water (Chris Hodges--Pastor)
- Covenant Friendships (John Maxwell)
- Covenant Family (Ron Luce)
- Covenant Marriage (Chris Hodges--Pastor)
- Covenant Singles (Chris Hodges--Pastor)
- Covenant God (Chris Hodges--Pastor)
If you have time, check out some of their other sermons. I listened to one from the From the Grave (page 3) series called "Dream Again," and it was touching.
I pray you have a blessed week.