Week 2: Relationship Standards - husband/wife, brother/sister, parent child
I. God requires relationship as a system for growth.
How did Jesus grow? (Luke 2:52)
How do horizontal and vertical relationships apply to our growth?
Which is more important?
What does Philippians 4:19 tell us about our needs (basic and felt needs).
II. Three key systems of relationships established by God:
Marriage – key word: mission. (Genesis 1:27-8)
Parents and children – key words: legacy and honor. (Psalm 127:3, Ephesians 6:1)
Friends – key word: encouragement (1Thessalonians 5:11)
III. Practical tips for relationships.
Healthy relationships are founded in the love of God. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
Healthy relationships have boundaries (2 Corinthians 6:14, Galatians 5:13)
Healthy relationships should bear fruit. (John 15:1-2)
IV. One person can start a healthy relationship. (Romans 12:18)