Building Godly Relationships

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Relationships (in order of priority). When God is first place in our lives then every other relationship falls into place.

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  • 1.Matthew6:33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33

2. Gods Word Has Always Placed AGreat Importance IntoRelationships We see in the beginning the relationshipbetween the three persons of the Godhead God created the angels to have a relationship. He created (Man) Adam and Eve to have arelation ship with Him and also with eachother. We see the relationship between Jesus and thefather and also the Holy Spirit. The relationship to Jesus and the church The relationship of the church to each other asthe body of Christ The relationship between spouses 3. 1st Establish AnOrder Of PrioritiesBut seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, andall these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33What is a Priority?1. Precedence, especially established by order of importance or urgency.2. a. An established right to precedence.b. An authoritative rating that establishes such precedence.3. A preceding or coming earlier in time.4. Something afforded or deserving prior attention 4. Put God In First Place Whatever we value the most is where most ofour time is spent. What do you value the most? Put some time in your relationship withGod. Give HIM the first minutes of your day.(Read Psalms 63:1) This is not about saying, I love you, God!and then not giving HIM any time.Where Your Treasure Is, There Your Heart Will Be Also. Luke 12:34 5. RelationshipsIn Order Of PriorityGod (When HE is first, every other relationship falls into place, and we will love others more effectively. Love Him with all your heart, Deuteronomy 6:5). Our Family (For husbands, it is their wives and forthe wives it is their husbands, and then the children.For children it is their immediate family beginningwith their parents whom they must honor, Ephesians6:2). The Family Of God (Read 1John 4:20-21) 6. Remember Your First Love Revelation 2:4-5 (New King James Version)4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that youhave left your first love. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen;repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove yourlamp stand from its placeunless yourepent.Building Godly Relationships Revolve Around Building A Relationship With God. 7. The Family The Three Institutions God Established are: 1. The Family (Genesis 2:23) 2. The State (Genesis 4:8-15) 3. The Church (Genesis 4:26) Things To Remember The Family is the most important union in oursociety. When there are healthy families thereare healthy societies. Spend time with your family! Establish good customs and traditions with thefamily, such as eating dinner at the table,Prayer night, or going to church together. Canyou think of any more examples? 8. Hey, why not have a Family Fun Night? 9. Make The Decision That You& Your HouseholdWill Serve The LordJoshua 24:15 There are many troubled homes, anddysfunctional families, all because God isnot at the center of those homes. 10. The Family Of God& Authentic Fellowship Before you can live out authentic fellowship,you must understand it. It is not just an activity centered aroundcoffee and doughnuts, or parties, or meals(though food is an integral part of it--Acts2:46). Rather it is a relationship--based on ourcommon union with the Father and His Son,Jesus Christ (1 John 1:3-4). Authentic fellowship starts with your ownrelationship with God. When believers fail to get along as theyshould, when problems go unresolved andtensions mount. When they are not increasinglysensitive to each others needs, more oftenthan not it is an indication that something isamiss in their relationship with God. 11. Hebrews 10:,24,25 - Let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and gooddeeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, butencouraging one another; and all the more, as you see the day drawing near. 12. Effective Communication Is KeyTo Any Relationship! 1.Dont just hear them, Listen! 2. Clarify what is being spoken to effectively understand what they are trying to communicate and express to you. 3. Do not pre-judge or assume. This leads to misunderstandings. 13. In Rebuilding RelationshipsCommunication Is Key, But BeCareful How You Communicate. Clearly communication is important. It is a lack of communication that causes many relationship problems. But in order torebuild a relationship, you have to limithow you communicate. Passing blame,taking responsibility for everything, andspending too much time talking about thepast all make it difficult to create a better future together. 14. Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon yourwrath Ephesians 4:26 15. What Kind Of People Do YouAssociate With?Tell me who you walk with, and I will tell you who you are.Do not be misled: Bad company corruptsgood character. Corinthians 15:33 When we associate with or take delight in the company of people with worldly morals, we run the risk of mimicking their behaviors, their language, and their habits. Be Careful As To What & Who You AreInfluenced By.