We were made to do life with other people, no one is meant to go at it alone. Listen in this week as Pastor Scott points us to the scriptural principles that guide meaningful relationships with other Christians.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 – Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. 10If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. 11Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? 12A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.
We were created for ___________________________.
1. ____________________ meaningful relationships.
Hebrews 10:24-25 – Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. 25And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
2. ___________________ harmful relationships.
I Corinthians 15:33 – Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.
Proverbs 13:20 – Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get into trouble.
3. ____________________ broken relationships.
Colossians 3:13 – Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.
Ephesians 4:3-4 – Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.
4. ____________________ all relationships.
Ephesians 4:29 – Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen
WHAT DO I DO FIRST?
1. Decide which relationships are _________________________________.
2. Develop my relationship with ________________________.
3. Develop my relationship with _________________.
4. Develop my relationship with ________________.