Every fighter knows that the battle begins long before entering the octagon. They also know that one of the toughest parts of any fight is the pre-fight weigh in - often just hours before the fight. Fighters work tirelessly to trim the fat and sculpt themselves to make weight. In this message, Pastor Ed Young helps families with their own pre-fight weigh in. He takes a look at the plan God has set in place and gives us a training regimen to help us cut the fat and make weight so we are ready when it's time to enter the family octagon!
Preparing for the Fight of Our LivesSeptember 15, 2013
Any fighter knows that to fight and win, he or she must be trained to take on their opponent. They must have a strategy in place. And they’ve got to be prepared for the opening bell of the main event. In this message, Pastor Ed Young opens the pages of Scripture to help us train for our opponent and discover God’s strategy for the fight of our lives. Then, when we step into the family octagon, we’re prepared for the main event!
8 Discipline Techniques to Change Your FamilySeptember 22, 2013
Discipline is traditionally one of the biggest battles families face in the octagon. It's often the final round, the deciding factor in the battle. It's also something God wants everyone to fully understand and embrace. In this message, Pastor Ed Young looks at eight practical and tangible discipline techniques that can change the dynamic of our families today. And we discover that by employing these techniques, our family can emerge victorious from the family octagon!
Understanding Discipline From God’s PerspectiveOctober 6, 2013
In order to be complete, an octagon needs eight sides. If any one of those sides is missing, the structure will not stand up to the rigors it faces. In this message, Pastor Ed Young looks at the eight sides of discipline from God’s perspective. And when parents (and children) understand and implement all eight, they discover a structure that can stand up to any fight the family faces.
How blended families can become one.October 13, 2013
One of the most common situations in the family octagon today is that of the blended family. But how many of those families are really less ‘blended’ and more ‘disjointed’? How can families from different backgrounds, different fighting techniques learn to live and grow together? In this message, Pastor Ed Young reveals the recipe, ingredients, and directions God has to help blended family become more than a collection of individuals, and instead become fully blended.
Dealing with parents, in-laws, and other adult relatives.October 20, 2013
Every fighter who steps in the octagon realizes there will come a time when they have to hang up the gloves. They’ll no longer be able to keep up in the octagon, and it’s time to retire. But with the family octagon, the fight for the family never ends. In this message, Pastor Ed Young looks at how adult children need to deal with adult relatives, parents, and in-laws. Because when it comes to God’s strategy for our families, the truth is that we’ve got to learn when it’s time to transfer the title.
Pastor of Fellowship Church, Ed is a no-holds-barred pastor, leader and communicator who uniquely connects God’s unchanging truth with a diverse culture through compelling and creative teaching methods. Learn More »