Relationship Goals - May 18 & 19

WEEKLY MEMORY VERSE

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)

RELATIONSHIP GOALS 

THE FOUR MOST IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIP GOALS:

  • CHRIST CENTERED

  • PURPOSE DRIVEN

  • PROBLEM SOLVING

  • COVENANT KEEPING

RELATIONSHIP GOAL NUMBER TWO: PURPOSE DRIVEN

“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”” Genesis 1:27-28 NKJV

ONE OF THE GREATEST THINGS ANY RELATIONSHIP CAN HAVE IS A UNIFIED DRIVING FORCE.

“This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one. Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame.” Genesis 2:24-25 NLT

THE PROBLEM:
WHAT GOD WANTS TO UNITE AND THE DEVIL WANTS TO DIVIDE Genesis 3:1-13

“And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” Mark 3:25 NKJV

THE QUESTION:
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN UNITE AND UNTIE?

“Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 NLT

THE CHALLENGE:
FINDING YOUR MISSION TOGETHER
”Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together.” Psalm 34:3

THE TWO MOST POWERFUL FORCES THAT UNITE US:

  • A COMMON MISSION

  • A COMMON ENEMY

ASK YOURSELVES:

  • WHAT DO WE LOVE?

  • WHAT DO WE HATE?

  • IF WE HAD A MISSION WHAT WOULD IT BE?

  • IF WE HAD AN ENEMY OR INJUSTICE TO REMOVE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

  • HOW CAN WE GUARD AGAINST STRIFE?

“Therefore, if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2:1-5 NIV

1)    STAY UNITED IN CHRIST.

2)    BE LIKEMINDED BY BECOMING TEACHABLE.

“Cast out the scoffer, and contention will leave; yes, strife and reproach will cease.” Proverbs 22:10 NKJV

3)    PUT SELFISH AMBITION IN CHECK BY PRACTICING HUMILITY.

“By pride comes nothing but strife.” Proverbs 13:10a NKJV

“For as the churning of milk produces butter, and wringing the nose produces blood, so the forcing of wrath produces strife.” Proverbs 30:33 NKJV