Relationship Excellence

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Relationship Excellence Pt 12

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Submit to One Another Ephesians 5:21  Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. The word ‘submit’ means to place oneself under the authority of another. I don’t trust you as far as I can throw you, but I trust God in you. If you are a baptized believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, […]

Relationship Excellence Pt 11

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Love One Another At least 21 times in scripture we’re encouraged to “love one another.” Love is other-centered–“I want what’s best for you, no matter what.” Think of the relationships in your life where you’re willing to do that. Are you willing to do that for your spouse, for your children, for certain friends? How […]

Relationship Excellence Pt 10

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Hospitality I Peter 4:9-10   Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. It’s a beautiful picture–Christians serving one another.   Everything in your life is a gift from God, and it’s such a blessing to let God […]

Relationship Excellence Pt 8

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Mind Your Tongue James 4:11 . . . do not slander one another James 5:9 Don’t grumble against each other It’s so important to build one another up, not tear one another down. Minding our tongues is key to maintaining good relationships. Godly friends tell the truth, but they don’t slander or gossip.

Relationship Excellence Pt 7

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Encourage One Another I Thessalonians 4:18 . . . encourage one another I Thessalonians 5:11 . . . encourage one another and build one another up Hebrews 10:25 . . . encouraging one another The gift of encouragement cannot be overemphasized. To live in the Spirit takes courage, because it goes against the natural tendencies […]

Relationship Excellence Pt 6

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Spur One Another On Hebrews 10:24 . . . spur one another on to love and good deeds. We spur one another on to live more in the Spirit, not in the flesh. It’s God’s love that we connect with, and God’s good deeds that come through us. But that only happens as we abide […]

Relationship Excellence – Pt 5

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Patience Ephesians 4:2 …be patient, bearing with one another in love. Who in your life requires extra grace — patience — from you?  Jesus has had tremendous patience with each of us. Now our task is to see everyone as someone whom God can’t wait to live through, and to encourage them in that transformation. […]

Relationship Excellence Pt 4

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Grow as a Listener James 1:19-20 Be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. Listening dominates great relationships, because through it we give the gift of time. Being slow to speak allows time to discern in the Spirit what God would say through us to others.

Relationship Excellence Pt 3

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A Servant Heart Rom 12:10 Honor one another above yourselves. John 13:14 …you also ought to wash one another’s feet. God, after filling you up, wants to empower you to be a servant to others. As we serve one another, in Jesus’ name, we discover the most excellent way to live.