The Rebuilding Relationships Collection consists of the following 10 DVDs.
- What Bitterness Does
- Understanding How Homes Relate to Each Other and the Church
- Repairing Really Rotten Relationships
- Breaking Family Curses
- When Forgiveness Won’t Work
- How to Tell True Repentance
- How to Rebuild Broken Trust
- Nothing Shall Offend Them
- Dig Another Well
- Are You Offended or Unoffendable?
What Bitterness Does
are people spending fortunes trying to relieve their minds. What they
really need to do is let God relieve their hearts of bitterness.
Bitterness is a possibility for anyone. It is highly contagious. It is
destructive. It stops spiritual growth and begins spiritual decline. It
robs a Christian of his fruitfulness. It also blinds the bitter person
to its presence and power.
In particular, bitterness:
1.Gives ground to demonic powers.
2.Shows you have the same root problem as the person who did you wrong.
3.Cuts you off from those you need.
4.Leads you toward moral failure.
5.Shows you have temporal values.
6.Feeds a curse coming down the generations.
7.Causes you to reject God.
Running time: 62 minutes
Understanding How Homes Relate to Each Other and the Church
of the key reasons for conflicts among different families, as well as
between families and churches, is that people do not understand the
jurisdictional lines between the "houses" God created. Each "house" must
influence other "houses" in a positive manner without ever crossing
over and undermining the authority of another "house."The "house" of the
home must have the "church house" and the "state house" standing behind
it, but the church and state must be careful to not undermine the home.
Authority may at times be delegated; it must never be relinquished. For
one "house" to cross the lines of authority drawn by God and undermine
another "house" is as devastating as if the U. S. army were to cross
over into Mexico and try to take land that belongs to that nation.
"That message needs to be preached in every church in America!" - two pastors in different states
Running time: 77 minutes
Repairing Really Rotten Relationships
relationships do not always have to remain that way! Certainly there are times when all you can do is make sure that your heart is right with the other person because their heart is never going to be right with you. But that is not always the case. The most strained relationship of your life may have the potential of developing into the most special relationship of your life if you would be willing to work on it. In Ruth and Naomi's case, Naomi should have been the one to take the initiative, but the opposite had to happen. The daughter-in-law had to be the one to reach out to the mother-in-law! Ruth didn't rebuke her mother-in-law. She simply gave love and loyalty to her no matter how Naomi responded.
To repair rotten relationships:
1.Don't follow natural inclinations.
2.Reach out to that difficult person.
3.Confirm your love by your speech and your actions.
Running time: 55 minutes
Breaking Family Curses
Exodus 34:7 teaches that there will be a propensity toward either righteousness or sin being passed down from generation to generation. In different areas of life, people are blessed and do well because of Godly family influences. In other areas, they struggle because of evil family influences. Chains of bitterness, dishonesty, selfishness, pride, divorce, immorality, laziness, or rebellion pass down from grandfather to father to son to grandson, etc. Loyalty, faithfulness, kindness, honesty, joy, character, etc., also pass down! King Asa saw a curse of bitterness, stubbornness, rebellion, and idolatry in his family lineage and took desperate steps to break the curse and begin a lineage of blessings!
Running time: 69 minutes
shared your video with our family and our parents over Christmas and they were thrilled. Afterward, we knelt around the coffee table and Grandpa prayed for curses to stop and for God to bless our families. Tears of great joy filled our lives!”
When Forgiveness Won’t Work
There is confusion among many Christians about the matter of forgiveness because they do not realize that forgiveness has two sides. The first side is the side of the “forgiver.” Christians must forgive fully, freely, and forever. The second side is the side of the one being forgiven. To be offered forgiveness is one thing. To be able to receive the forgiveness offered is something else. Even though forgiveness is offered, FORGIVENESS WON’T WORK unless the one who has done the wrong is truly repentant. In the parable of the prodigal son, both sons were forgiven, but only one of them received forgiveness because only one of them was truly repentant! Those who encourage acceptance without repentance are really encouraging indulgence and enslavement. With repentance comes cleansing, restoration, and forgiveness.
Running time: 57 minutes
How to Tell True Repentance
was defensive, and the other offered no defense. One justified himself by comparing himself with others. The other offered no justification. Paul expounded further on true repentance by showing that the difference in true and false repentance relates to the difference between worldly sorrow and Godly sorrow.
Running time: 55 minutes
husband's partner at work got into some trouble. The videos on ‘When Forgiveness Won't Work’ and ‘How to Tell True Repentance’ helped him a lot.”
How to Rebuild Broken Trust
"No matter what I do, my parents will never trust me again!” “Pastor, I want to forgive my husband, but how can I ever trust him again?” “Isn’t trust the foundation of a relationship? How can we let our runaway daughter come back home if we can’t trust her?” Trust is like a beautiful vase that has been shattered into a thousand pieces. How do you get it back together? YOU DON’T TRY! Instead, you do the things you need to do, pay the price of TIME and TRUE REPENTANCE, and God Himself will perform a miracle and restore the vase in such a way that it will be as beautiful as a brand new vase! What broke the trust? Lies, deceitfulness, disloyalty, rebellion, unfaithfulness, irresponsibility, etc. What should you do? Be honest, open, truthful, sincere, accountable, loyal, humble, submissive, etc. This video also tells the story of how Dr. Davis’ daughter broke and then rebuilt her parents’ trust.
Running time: 59 minutes
Nothing Shall Offend Them
key verse every Christian should engraft into his life is Psalm
119:165: “Great peace have they which love thy law, and nothing shall
offend them.” The Bible and human life are full of stories of people who
became offended or took up someone else’s offense. True to the meaning
of the word “offense,” which is “stumbling block,” those who become
offended often stumble and fall or cause others to do so. David was a
wise, gracious man who almost acted foolishly because he became offended
at the unreasonable, ungrateful actions of the fool Nabal. But it is
not only possible to get offended because of wrong actions. Many people
get offended when someone does right! And some people get offended
without any reason at all! For many years, this was Dr. Davis’ most
well-known and requested message. Some consider it his most humorous
message. Here you will learn the key principles necessary for Christians
to live in harmony with one another.
Running time: 65 minutes
“We watched ‘Nothing Shall Offend Them’ this week; we love this one! We all giggle and laugh. The children
even try to imitate Dr. Davis' expressions! My daughter has watched it so many times she knows it by heart.”
got that message on 'Nothing Shall Offend Them' and I was offended.
Then I listened to the message and it was exactly what I needed. Thank
Dig Another Well
person who “gives in” rather than demanding his rights is usually
thought of as being the weaker. In reality, the more spiritually mature
person will usually be the one who yields his rights. The man who “wins”
when his personal rights have been violated is really the “loser.” In
Gen. 26, Isaac had settled in Gerar and needed water. He had his
servants dig a well. It was long, hard, dangerous, backbreaking work.
Then the herdmen of Gerar said “the water is ours.” And Isaac said to
his men, “It’s all right, fellows. DIG ANOTHER WELL!” Incredibly, the
same thing happened a second time! The third well was named “Rehoboth”
meaning “ample room.” The committed Christian should always ask, “Is
this for me and my rights or for God and His rights?” Defend God’s
rights. Yield yours! THE CHRISTIAN’S GREATEST RIGHT IS THE RIGHT TO NOT
DEMAND HIS RIGHTS! FREE with this message on DVD ONLY is a second
message (without graphics), “Jacob’s Meeting With God.”
Running time: 38 & 52 minutes
Are you Offended or Unoffendable?
are in a war and the enemy is out to stop you and defeat you. But he wants to
do it in such a way that you will agree with him that it was justified. You
will unwittingly accept defeat. And the way he’ll do it is
promised you and me that "offenses will come."
like God Himself deliberately offends people or allows others to offend them
because He has a positive purpose in doing so. God does this to humble us so He
can then give us His grace so He can exalt us. If the Syrophoenician woman had
been easily offended she would have never found God’s healing for her daughter.
When offenses come we either take them personally and get offended, or we say,
“God is trying to give me grace so I can move forward in my Christian
destiny God has for man unfolds or dies at the junction of offense.”
hear of someone who has gotten offended, your next thought should be, “I wonder
what phenomenal blessing God was about to give them that they’ve now lost out
been a pastor here for 18 years. I've never had a message that so positively
affected our church as 'Are You Offended or
Unoffendable?'" - NC Pastor