Five Important Questions About Love

Five Important Questions About Love What: Love Who: God, Others Where: In your coming and going, everywhere When: At all times Why: Because God loved you first How: With all your heart, soul, and mind; as you love yourself Let’s Break It Down… WHAT: “Teacher, what is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands […]

4 Qualities of Empathy

4 Qualities of Empathy Yesterday at Northpoint, Clay Scroggins delivered a relevant message with key insights about empathy. Empathy is the central key to relationships, especially when there is ‘bad blood.’ Empathy is ‘first aid’ for bad blood. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. – Romans 12:18 A Message by Clay Scroggins 1) Take on their perspective as truth. 2) Suspend your judgement. 3) Recognize their emotion. 4) Communicate that emotion. Continuing to see the situation from your side doesn’t change anything. Sympathy = acknowledging their feelings. Empathy = actually […]

Convocation: Who is the Real You?

Over 900 students gathered in the gym last Friday to kickoff the 2014-2015 school year at Mount Vernon’s Annual Convocation. Dr. Brett Jacobsen posed the question, “Who is the real you?” In his message, Dr. Jacobsen shared the 3 types of people outlined in the parable of the good samaritan: Takers – The robbers. The thieves. The people who steal and serve themselves. Spectators – Those who ought to help, but pass by on the other side. They know what is right, but they don’t do it. Transformers – Like the good samaritan, those who stop to help. The people who […]

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