Breathing Room (Relationships)

 

Sunday, November 1&2, 2014

Introduction: Philippians 2:1-5; 1Corithians 13:4-8; Proverbs 13:20

In the hustle and bustle of life sometimes we just need space to take a breath. Just a little time to focus on what is important and what is a distraction. We call this “breathing room.”

Review it:

Stuff Phil said:

“Is your calendar filled with the right stuff?”

“There are some habits that are key to having the quality of life you want.”

“Maybe you will spend less time on Facebook and Candy Crush to live the life you want.”

“You don’t have to be a fool to have problems…you only need to hang out with them.”

“When we move into relationships we ask, “what’s in it for me?” That is trading one selfish relationship for another. “

“If you sow to meet your own needs you will sow empty relationships.”

Open it:

How are you growing relationships in your small groups?

Do you ask more questions or tell more stories? What type of relationships do you have because of how you engage in conversations?

Explore it:

Why do you enter into friendships?

How do you handle relationships when they do not benefit you?

Get it:

Have you ever been hurt in a relationship, because it did not meet your expectations? How did you handle it?

Apply it:

Meaningful relationships happen when you have the right heart.

Jason McBride

Southeast Christian Church, 9650 Jordan Road, Parker, CO, 80134, United States