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Relationships

  1. 1. 1 Relationshi ps Oct 4, 2012
  2. 2. 2 Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”Oct 4, 2012
  3. 3. 3  God indicated that it was not good for man to be alone.    God indicated that the only way for man not to be alone was to have companionship that was comparable to him.Oct 4, 2012
  4. 4. 4 Comparable means “compatible, similar, alike, analogous, related, akin, corresponding, agreeing, allied, harmonizing, on par with, in a class with, commensurate with, roughly the same as.”Oct 4, 2012
  5. 5. 5 Man was created as a social being   As such man was created with a need for others.  As such every man is in some way connected to and interdependent on other people.Oct 4, 2012
  6. 6. 6  As such every man’s success depends on maintaining healthy relationships with others (Eccl. 4:7-12). I observed yet another example of meaninglessness in our world.Oct 4, 2012
  7. 7. 7 8 This is the case of a man who is all alone, without a child or a brother, yet who works hard to gain as much wealth as he can. But then he asks himself, “Who am I working for? … Oct 4, 2012
  8. 8. 8Why am I giving up so muchpleasure now?” It is all someaningless and depressing.9 Two people can accomplish more than twice as much as one; they get a better return for their labor.Oct 4, 2012
  9. 9. 9 10 If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But people who are alone when they fall are in real trouble... Oct 4, 2012
  10. 10. 1011 And on a cold night, two under the same blanket can gain warmth from each other. But how can one be warm alone? 12 A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer.Oct 4, 2012
  11. 11. 11 Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. – NLT Oct 4, 2012
  12. 12. 12 Jesus had a lot to say about our relationships.    He is concerned that we have a love relationship with Him (Mt. 22:34-40).Oct 4, 2012
  13. 13. 13 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees with his reply, they thought up a fresh question of their own to ask him.Oct 4, 2012
  14. 14. 14  35 One of them, an expert in religious law, tried to trap him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?”… Oct 4, 2012
  15. 15. 15 37 Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’Oct 4, 2012
  16. 16. 16  40 All the other commandments and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” –NLT Oct 4, 2012
  17. 17. 17  He is concerned that we have a love relationship with our fellow- believers (John 13:34-35).   So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other.Oct 4, 2012
  18. 18. 18 Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples. –NLT   Oct 4, 2012
  19. 19. 19  Heput a high priority on our keeping our relationships pure (Mt. 5:23-24).  Oct 4, 2012
  20. 20. 20  Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. Oct 4, 2012
  21. 21. 21First be reconciled to yourbrother, and then come andoffer your gift.Oct 4, 2012
  22. 22. 22 Satan’s Resistance to Relationships   1. He promotes attitudes in us that push people away. 2. He minimizes how much we really need other people.Oct 4, 2012
  23. 23. 23  3. He fosters misunderstandings and communication breakdown to keep us offended. Oct 4, 2012
  24. 24. 24 4. He leads us to believe that the work involved in cultivating healthy relationships is not worth the effort. 5.He plants seeds of criticism in our heart toward others.Oct 4, 2012
  25. 25. 25  6.He causes us to be suspicious of others and their motives. Oct 4, 2012
  26. 26. 26Societal Hindrances toRelationships:1.People are on the move.2.People are less community orientated.3. People are affected by crime. Oct 4, 2012
  27. 27. 4.People have been isolated by 27 technology. 5. People are more financially independent. 6. People have become spectators rather than participants. Oct 4, 2012
  28. 28. 28 Biblical Pictures of the Church in Relationship   A Body  A Family  A Temple  An Army  A Vine  A FlockOct 4, 2012
  29. 29. 29 Hebrews 10:24-25   And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together,Oct 4, 2012
  30. 30. 30  as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. Oct 4, 2012

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