God’s Love Builds Bridges to Friends<br />God’s grace dismantles the barriers between people built by sin and builds bridg...
Tiger on Friendship<br />
Sin Builds Barriers<br />Sins of the tongue add bitterness.<br />Sins of uncontrolled anger create distance.<br />Sins of ...
5 Most Difficult Relationships <br />The Critic<br />The Martyr<br />The Wet Blanket<br />The Steamroller<br />The Gossip<...
God’s grace removes barriers and builds bridges of love in their place.<br />
10 Commandments of Friendship<br />Speak to people- there’s nothing like a cheerful greeting. <br />Smile at people-  72 m...
God’s grace helps us build relationship bridges.<br />The power of conversion turns cursing to blessing.<br />Under the Sp...
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  • The Critic – constantly complains and gives unwanted adviceThe Martyr – forever the victim and wracked with self-pityThe Wet Blanket – pessimistic and automatically negativeThe Steamroller – blindly insensitive to othersThe Gossip – spreads rumors and leaks secretsFrom a survey of 100 people by Dr. Les Parrott
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    1. 1. God’s Love Builds Bridges to Friends<br />God’s grace dismantles the barriers between people built by sin and builds bridges of love in their place!<br />Scripture: James 3:13-18; Col. 3:1-17<br />
    2. 2. Tiger on Friendship<br />
    3. 3. Sin Builds Barriers<br />Sins of the tongue add bitterness.<br />Sins of uncontrolled anger create distance.<br />Sins of greed and lust, and self-indulgence hurt others.<br />
    4. 4. 5 Most Difficult Relationships <br />The Critic<br />The Martyr<br />The Wet Blanket<br />The Steamroller<br />The Gossip<br />From a survey of 100 people by Dr. Les Parrott<br />Notice that at least 3 involve sins of the tongue!<br />
    5. 5. God’s grace removes barriers and builds bridges of love in their place.<br />
    6. 6. 10 Commandments of Friendship<br />Speak to people- there’s nothing like a cheerful greeting. <br />Smile at people- 72 muscles to frown, only 14 to smile! <br />Call people by name- it’s the sweetest music. <br />Be friendly and helpful- if you would have friends, be friendly. <br />Be cordial- speak and act as if you enjoy life. <br />Be genuinely interested in people.<br />Be generous with praise; cautious with criticism. <br />Be considerate of the feelings of others - it will be appreciated. <br />Be thoughtful of the opinions of others. <br />Be alert to give service.<br />
    7. 7. God’s grace helps us build relationship bridges.<br />The power of conversion turns cursing to blessing.<br />Under the Spirit’s influence anger yields to self-control and grudges are replaced with a forgiving spirit.<br />Instead of irritation with others, we learn forbearance and patience. <br />Our carnal mind refocuses on higher things – kingdom values and the best interests of others. <br />

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