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Sermons on Relationships

The Various Forms of Constructive Speech

Select Scripture Do our words build up or tear down? Proverbs 10:21, 14:3, 20:5  Few Words – calculated, controlled, careful, deliberate.          Proverbs 17:28, 10:8, 10, 19; 11:12, 13:3, 15:28, 21:23, James 1:19  Timely Words – Words that are apt and appropriate for that particular situation.     A.  Words of Encouragement.          Proverbs 12:25, 15:23, 16:24,…

A Fatal Attraction

Proverbs 5:1-14 Three Characteristics of Sexual Sin1. It Is Deceptive – Vs. 3-42. It Is Deadly – Vs. 5. Matthew 5:27-30, 1 Corinthians 6:18, 2 Timothy 2:22, Genesis 39:7-123. It Is Destructive. 1 Corinthians 6:15-20 Consequences of Sexual Sin1. Loss of Strength Vs. 9a. Psalm 32:3-42. Loss of Years – Vs. 9b3. Loss of Resources – Vs. 104. Loss of Health –…

Relationships in the Body of Christ: Encourage and Build Up One Another

1 Thessalonians 5:11 What is biblical encouragement? It speaks biblical truth to one another and points them to the future glories in Jesus Christ. Therefore: because of – Vs. 1-3 – The Day of the Lord.         Joel 2:28-32, Zephaniah 1:14-18, 3:15; Zechariah 13:2Vs. 4-6 – Our change of natureVs. 7-8 – Our change of behaviorVs. 9-10 – Our completely…

Bearing With And Forgiving One Another

Colossians 3:12-14  Forgiveness Is Expected – Vs. 12 Ephesians 1:4-5, 1 Peter 1:4  Forgiveness Begins In The Heart – Vs. 12 & 14 Compassion – Mark 8:1-3, Matthew 114:14-16, Jonah 4:10-1-1 Kindness Puts Feet On Compassion – James 2:16 Humility – James 4:6 Gentleness and Patience – Matthew 11:29, Matthew 18:21-22   Forgiveness Must Be Modeled After Christ Jesus – Vs. 13…

Relationships In The Body Of Christ: Bear One Another’s Burdens

Galatians 6:1-5  We Need To Bear One Another’s Burdens vs. 1 – If someone is caught in any trespass the goal is restoration Matthew 18:15, James 5:19-20  The Reason To Bear One Another’s Burdens To fulfill the law of Christ – Matthew 22:37-39, Romans 13:8,10  The Attitude To Bear One Another’s Burdens Stop comparing yourself to others The Balance To Bear One…

Relationships In The Body Of Christ: Regard One Another As More Important

Philippians 2:3-4 Humility is the essential attitude that undergirds all the one-anothers. Pride hurts and destroys relationships Isaiah 14:12-15, Daniel 4:29-30, Proverbs 6:16, 16:5, 14, 18:12; James 4:6 How do we foster a heart of humility? 1.  Understand The Sinful Threats to Genuine Unity .         A.  Selfishness – Philippians 1:17, 2 Corinthians 12:20, Galatians 5:19-21, James 3:13-16, 4:1-2 . …