The Elephant in the Room

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The Elephant in the Room

How is it that a couple you've known for years - who've always seemed so happy - suddenly announce that they're separated? Explain to me how your sister, who lights up Facebook with updates about how great life is out of nowhere, sends you a message saying she's at the end of her rope? Surely these are deeply complex situations. But what's also true is that very often we fail to grasp an essential rule of life: if something big and potentially dangerous shows up in your life where it doesn't belong don't hide it or underestimate it. Deal with it. Don't fool yourself into thinking you can live with an elephant in the room. The thing about big bad powerful problems is that if you don't deal with them eventually they deal with you. In this series we will look at what it means to deal with your "elephant" rather than hide them and how doing so brings glory to God and ease to our souls.

September 25, 2016

Week 3: From Tragedy to Trophy

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: The Elephant in the Room Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Ephesians 2:4–2:10, Genesis 50:20–50:20

September 18, 2016

Week 2 | Confront it with Others

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: The Elephant in the Room Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Ephesians 4:1–4:3, Ephesians 4:25–4:25, Ephesians 4:32–4:32

September 11, 2016

Week 1 | Bring Your Whole Life Into The Light

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: The Elephant in the Room Topic: Queens Parish verse: Ephesians 5:1–5:17

October 15, 2017

Week 1 | Constancy

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Uncommon Bond Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Proverbs 17:17–17:17, Proverbs 18:24–18:24, Proverbs 20:6–20:6, 1 Samuel 18:1–18:3, 1 Samuel 20:17–20:17, 1 Samuel 20:42–20:42, 2 Samuel 1:26–1:26

October 8, 2017

Week 5 | Opening Your Eyes to Life

speaker: Anthony Forgione Series: Finding God Again: Opening Your Eyes to Mercy and Grace Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Luke 15:11–15:24, John 10:10–10:10

October 1, 2017

Week 4 | Opening Your Eyes to Love

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Finding God Again: Opening Your Eyes to Mercy and Grace Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Luke 15:11–15:24, John 3:1–3:3, John 4:9–4:10

September 24, 2017

Week 3 | Opening Your Eyes to Help

speaker: Ken Chitwood Series: Finding God Again: Opening Your Eyes to Mercy and Grace Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Luke 15:11–15:24, Psalm 103

September 10, 2017

Week 1 | Opening your Eyes to Longing

speaker: Anthony Forgione Series: Finding God Again: Opening Your Eyes to Mercy and Grace Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Luke 15:11–15:24, Ephesians 2:8–2:10

September 3, 2017

Week 2 | Seeking without Offense

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Heart Your Hood 2017 Topic: Midtown Parish verse: 1 Peter 2:9–2:12, 1 Peter 3:13–3:17

August 20, 2017

Week 11 | Gifts, Ethics, and Loving Neighbors

Series: Reading Romans | Grasping Grace in Great Detail Topic: Queens Parish verse: Romans 12:1–12:2, Romans 13:8–13:14

August 13, 2017

Week 10 | Suffering

speaker: Anthony Forgione Series: Reading Romans | Grasping Grace in Great Detail Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Romans 8:18–8:39