Sun, Jan 20, 2019
Teacher: Yale Wall Series: Broken Relationships Scripture: Philippians 2:3-4 & 1 Timothy 2:1-4
There is no way a relationship will be good if you are constantly trying to get something out of it for yourself, and not caring about the other person.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
There is no such thing as a relationship that happens on accident. Don’t just know people, consciously INVEST in them.
1 Timothy 2:1-4
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
Pray especially for the people that God has directly put in your life.
Whatever it takes, make sure you are thinking through how that person receives love, and going out of your way to show them love in a way they are wired to receive it.
Often we gravitate to people that are exactly like us, but that’s not always the most healthy. Go out of your way to be friends with people who are:
Having healthy relationships often means being involved in organized things and bringing a Christian perspective to them.
1 Corinthians 10:31
31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
Living Faith is not Living Faith without you! Your life group is not your life group without you! Don’t think of those things as something that happens with or without you, think of it as something that is worth being an integral part of and go out of your way to invest in those relationships!
Investing in STUFF only pays off for a LIFETIME, investing in PEOPLE can pay off for an ETERNITY.
1 Timothy 6:6-7
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.
Enjoy the people God has put in your life!. They are there for a reason, and you are in their lives for a reason!
I will intentionally invest in people this week.
I will work on enjoying my friendships more.
I will commit to pray for the people in my life.
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