THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
Text: Luke 15:11-19
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
The people we align ourselves
with can determine whether we
win or lose in life.
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
Relationships affect our lives
and destiny.
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
Proverbs 14:7
“Stay away from a foolish man…”
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
Proverbs 13:20
“He who walks with the wise grows wise
but a companion of fools suffers harm.”
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
1 Corinthians15:33
“Bad company corrupts good character.”
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
1 Corinthians 5:11
“Do not associate with anyone who calls
himself a brother but is immoral…wit...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
Proverbs 27:17
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man
sharpens another.”
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
Ecclesiastes 4:9
“Two are better than one…”
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
The purpose in the God-
assigned connections is to
perpetuate,
nurture and complete God’s
plan ...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
CONTACTS – They network us.
FRIENDS – The affirm us and are
committed to us.
PARTNERS – These p...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
The more we accurately identify
the “role” of people God is
bringing into our life,
the greater...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
The more people you are able
to relate to,
the more opportunities you
create for God to enlarge...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
JESUS related well to many different
kinds of people while remaining
selective with his inner c...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
His contact list included:
• Tax collectors.
• Fishermen.
• Government officials.
• Wealthy peo...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
MAKE IT YOUR GOAL TO BE
FRIENDLY AND COURTEOUS TO
EVERYONE, BUT ALSO MAKE IT
YOUR GOAL TO CHOOS...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
Some of the most likeable
people are not necessarily a
positive influence on our lives.
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
YOUR INNER CIRCLE SHOULD BE
RESERVED FOR PEOPLE YOU
QUALIFY.
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
1. Reserve your inner circle for people
who are committed to a Biblical
worldview.
2. Reserve y...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
We cannot force a relationship!
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
“What relationship did I make
the mistake of disconnecting
from?”
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
Irrational thinking and a lack of
perspective cause people to
disconnect form God assigned
conn...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
FOUR AREAS OF RELATIONSHIPS THAT
IMPACT OUR LIFE MOST:
1. OUR MARRIAGE
Proverbs 10:4
“If a woma...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
FOUR AREAS OF RELATIONSHIPS THAT
IMPACT OUR LIFE MOST:
1. OUR MARRIAGE
Proverbs 27:15
“If a man...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
FOUR AREAS OF RELATIONSHIPS THAT
IMPACT OUR LIFE MOST:
1. OUR MARRIAGE
2. OUR CHURCH
Psalm 92:1...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
FOUR AREAS OF RELATIONSHIPS THAT
IMPACT OUR LIFE MOST:
1. OUR MARRIAGE
2. OUR CHURCH
Psalm 92:1...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
FOUR AREAS OF RELATIONSHIPS THAT
IMPACT OUR LIFE MOST:
1. OUR MARRIAGE
2. OUR CHURCH
3. OUR CO-...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
FOUR AREAS OF RELATIONSHIPS THAT
IMPACT OUR LIFE MOST:
1. OUR MARRIAGE
2. OUR CHURCH
3. OUR CO-...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
Proverbs 17:17
"A friend loves at all times, and a brother
is born for adversity.“
2 Timothy 2:...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
1 Corinthians 1:10
“I appeal to you…that all of you agree
with one another so that there may be...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
Psalm 133:1
“How good and pleasant it is when
brothers live together in unity.”
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
• Get along with others.
• Have a spirit of cooperation.
• Don’t be a person who causes strife....
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
Our individual strength, no
matter how great, cannot equal
the strength created when we
join fo...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
THINK ABOUT THESE QUESTIONS:
• What would it be like if you only had
your lower teeth?
• What i...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
THINK ABOUT THESE QUESTIONS:
• What if a computer has a
malfunctioning key?
• What if one tire ...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
THINK ABOUT THESE QUESTIONS:
• If nobody had ever made any
agreements what would our world be
l...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
FAMOUS QUOTES:
• “None of us are as smart as all of us.”
(unknown)
• “There are no problems we ...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
FAMOUS QUOTES:
• “It’s amazing what can be done if
nobody minds who gets the credit.”
(Mark Twa...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
FAMOUS QUOTES:
• “You can do what I cannot do.
Together we can do great things.”
• “We have not...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
FAMOUS QUOTES:
• “We should not only use all the brains
we have but all we can borrow.”
(Presid...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
How To Live With Our God-Assigned
Connections:
• Mark 9:50
“Be at peace with each other.”
• Joh...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
How To Live With Our God-Assigned
Connections:
• Romans 12:10
“Honor one another above yourselv...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
How To Live With Our God-Assigned
Connections:
• Romans 15:14
“Instruct one another.”
• Romans ...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
How To Live With Our God-Assigned
Connections:
• Galatians 6:2
“Carry each other’s burdens.”
• ...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
How To Live With Our God-Assigned
Connections:
• Ephesians 4:32
“Be kind and compassionate to o...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
How To Live With Our God-Assigned
Connections:
• Ephesians 5:19
“Speak to one another with psal...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
How To Live With Our God-Assigned
Connections:
• Philippians 2:3
“In humility consider others b...
THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
How To Live With Our God-Assigned
Connections:
• 1 Thessalonians 4:18
“Encourage each other.”
•...
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Pastor Elio Marrocco's "The Force Of Relationships" sermon at New Life Christian Church on September 29, 2013. You can learn more about New Life Christian Church here: http://www.newlifecc.ca

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The Force Of Relationships

  1. 1. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS Text: Luke 15:11-19
  2. 2. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS The people we align ourselves with can determine whether we win or lose in life.
  3. 3. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS Relationships affect our lives and destiny.
  4. 4. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS Proverbs 14:7 “Stay away from a foolish man…”
  5. 5. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS Proverbs 13:20 “He who walks with the wise grows wise but a companion of fools suffers harm.”
  6. 6. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS 1 Corinthians15:33 “Bad company corrupts good character.”
  7. 7. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS 1 Corinthians 5:11 “Do not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is immoral…with such a man do not even eat.”
  8. 8. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”
  9. 9. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS Ecclesiastes 4:9 “Two are better than one…”
  10. 10. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS The purpose in the God- assigned connections is to perpetuate, nurture and complete God’s plan for our lives.
  11. 11. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS CONTACTS – They network us. FRIENDS – The affirm us and are committed to us. PARTNERS – These people share a common interest or goal. MENTORS – They produce change in us. PROTEGEES – They learn from us.
  12. 12. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS The more we accurately identify the “role” of people God is bringing into our life, the greater the potential for our relationship will be.
  13. 13. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS The more people you are able to relate to, the more opportunities you create for God to enlarge you.
  14. 14. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS JESUS related well to many different kinds of people while remaining selective with his inner circle.
  15. 15. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS His contact list included: • Tax collectors. • Fishermen. • Government officials. • Wealthy people. • Common people. • Influential people. • Doctors. • Religious leaders.
  16. 16. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS MAKE IT YOUR GOAL TO BE FRIENDLY AND COURTEOUS TO EVERYONE, BUT ALSO MAKE IT YOUR GOAL TO CHOOSE WHO WILL AND WILL NOT HAVE INFLUENCE IN YOUR LIFE.
  17. 17. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS Some of the most likeable people are not necessarily a positive influence on our lives.
  18. 18. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS YOUR INNER CIRCLE SHOULD BE RESERVED FOR PEOPLE YOU QUALIFY.
  19. 19. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS 1. Reserve your inner circle for people who are committed to a Biblical worldview. 2. Reserve your inner circle for people who bring out the best in you.
  20. 20. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS We cannot force a relationship!
  21. 21. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS “What relationship did I make the mistake of disconnecting from?”
  22. 22. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS Irrational thinking and a lack of perspective cause people to disconnect form God assigned connections.
  23. 23. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS FOUR AREAS OF RELATIONSHIPS THAT IMPACT OUR LIFE MOST: 1. OUR MARRIAGE Proverbs 10:4 “If a woman marries a lazy man, she will live with poverty.”
  24. 24. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS FOUR AREAS OF RELATIONSHIPS THAT IMPACT OUR LIFE MOST: 1. OUR MARRIAGE Proverbs 27:15 “If a man marries a quarrelsome wife, she will be like a constant dripping on a rainy day.”
  25. 25. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS FOUR AREAS OF RELATIONSHIPS THAT IMPACT OUR LIFE MOST: 1. OUR MARRIAGE 2. OUR CHURCH Psalm 92:13 "The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; …
  26. 26. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS FOUR AREAS OF RELATIONSHIPS THAT IMPACT OUR LIFE MOST: 1. OUR MARRIAGE 2. OUR CHURCH Psalm 92:13 … planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God."
  27. 27. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS FOUR AREAS OF RELATIONSHIPS THAT IMPACT OUR LIFE MOST: 1. OUR MARRIAGE 2. OUR CHURCH 3. OUR CO-WORKERS Ephesians 6:7 "Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men…"
  28. 28. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS FOUR AREAS OF RELATIONSHIPS THAT IMPACT OUR LIFE MOST: 1. OUR MARRIAGE 2. OUR CHURCH 3. OUR CO-WORKERS 4. OUR SOCIAL TIES
  29. 29. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS Proverbs 17:17 "A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.“ 2 Timothy 2:23 “Don’t have anything to do with stupid and foolish arguments.”
  30. 30. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS 1 Corinthians 1:10 “I appeal to you…that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you…”
  31. 31. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS Psalm 133:1 “How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity.”
  32. 32. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS • Get along with others. • Have a spirit of cooperation. • Don’t be a person who causes strife. • Don’t hang around with divisive people. • Avoid arguments and quarrels.
  33. 33. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS Our individual strength, no matter how great, cannot equal the strength created when we join forces as a team with relationships.
  34. 34. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS THINK ABOUT THESE QUESTIONS: • What would it be like if you only had your lower teeth? • What if only one person tries in a marriage? • What if an ingredient is missing in a recipe?
  35. 35. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS THINK ABOUT THESE QUESTIONS: • What if a computer has a malfunctioning key? • What if one tire is missing off your car? • What if one letter is missing from a word (can vs. can’t)?
  36. 36. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS THINK ABOUT THESE QUESTIONS: • If nobody had ever made any agreements what would our world be like today?
  37. 37. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS FAMOUS QUOTES: • “None of us are as smart as all of us.” (unknown) • “There are no problems we can’t solve together and few we can solve by ourselves.” (Lyndon Johnson)
  38. 38. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS FAMOUS QUOTES: • “It’s amazing what can be done if nobody minds who gets the credit.” (Mark Twain) • “We must all hang together or we will hang separately.” (Ben Franklin)
  39. 39. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS FAMOUS QUOTES: • “You can do what I cannot do. Together we can do great things.” • “We have not come together to compete with one another, but to complete one another.” (Bill McCartney)
  40. 40. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS FAMOUS QUOTES: • “We should not only use all the brains we have but all we can borrow.” (President Wilson)
  41. 41. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS How To Live With Our God-Assigned Connections: • Mark 9:50 “Be at peace with each other.” • John 13:34 “Love one another.” • Romans 12:10 “Be devoted to one another.”
  42. 42. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS How To Live With Our God-Assigned Connections: • Romans 12:10 “Honor one another above yourselves.” • Romans 14:13 “Stop passing judgment on one another.” • Romans 15:7 “Accept one another.”
  43. 43. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS How To Live With Our God-Assigned Connections: • Romans 15:14 “Instruct one another.” • Romans 16:16 “Greet one another.” • Galatians 5:13 “Serve one another in love.”
  44. 44. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS How To Live With Our God-Assigned Connections: • Galatians 6:2 “Carry each other’s burdens.” • Ephesians 4:2 “Be patient, bearing one another in love.”
  45. 45. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS How To Live With Our God-Assigned Connections: • Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind and compassionate to one another.” • Ephesians 4:32 “Forgive each other.”
  46. 46. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS How To Live With Our God-Assigned Connections: • Ephesians 5:19 “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.” • Ephesians 5:21 “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.”
  47. 47. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS How To Live With Our God-Assigned Connections: • Philippians 2:3 “In humility consider others better than yourselves.” • Colossians 3:16 “Teach and admonish one another with all wisdom.”
  48. 48. THE FORCE OF RELATIONSHIPS How To Live With Our God-Assigned Connections: • 1 Thessalonians 4:18 “Encourage each other.” • 1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Build each other up.”

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