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Boundaries (Cornerstone)

May 7, 2017 - Rev Paul Rasmussen



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Discussion Questions

  1. How would you describe a boundary in your own words?
  2. How have you seen boundaries modeled well – at home, at work or in friendship?
  3. Is there a relationship in your life where God might be prompting you to draw a boundary? How would that boundary allow you to love God and love others better?
  4. Who do you have in your life who could help support you in drawing and maintaining this boundary?

We talk a lot in church about forgiveness, bearing one another’s burdens, and turning the other cheek. But is it ever okay to draw the line and say, “No more?”

This week in Family Feud, Paul explored the role boundaries play in shaping healthy family systems. Boundaries are biblical and may help you disrupt unhealthy patterns like manipulation, addiction and abuse.

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build up, a time to weep and a time to laugh…a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up…” Ecclesiastes 3:1-6

Although these words were written by King Solomon thousands of years ago, they hold true for us today. There is a time to pursue relationship, to forgive and yes, to turn the other cheek. There is also a time to say, “No more.” The tricky part is figuring out when and how to do so.

For tools to help you create better boundaries in your relationships, listen to the full message. You’ll hear more about the difference between reaction and response – and the two letter word that just might change your life.

Dig Deeper

To learn more about boundaries, considering reading this book by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend. For the simple scoop, check out this article on the who and how of boundaries – and what the Bible has to say about it.

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