#1 1 John 4:19-21 Relationships with others shape form and deepen us. They also show how we are doing in our relationship with God. Every Horizontal Relationship we have starts first and is dependent upon the Vertical relationship we have with God through Jesus Christ.
Sunday January 26, 2014
#2 Genesis 1:26-27. Theology matters, At our Core, we are created in the image of God. In order to know who we are in relationships, we must know how we reflect our relational God in the Trinity.
Sunday February 02, 2014
#3 Romans 1:28-32 Sin is the biggest problem that we all face. It is especially deep in us and at the core of all our problems in relationships. The Bible says that sin is a personal and relational offense against God, killing our relationship with God, and therefore killing our relationship with others.
Sunday February 9th 2014
#4 1 John 4:17-12 In light of the way that sin and selfishness tear through our relationships, we need a game changer. Something to change us from the inside out and continue to do so through our lives. The Gospel is that game changing grace we all need.
Sunday February 16th 2014
#5 Eph 5:16-25 You are in the middle of a fruit war, between rotten poisonous oranges, and life giving apples. The Works of the Flesh and the Fruit of the Spirit reveal the battle happening in the heart. The battle for the fruit of our heart shows us what kind of tree we are. Thankfully the Holy Spirit lives within us to change us at the tree level.
Sunday February 23rd 2014
#6 Romans 12:9-21 Loving other people can be a tall order, especially when those other people are weird, hostile or unlovable. Some people are hard to love, and yet so are we. The Mercy of God shown to us in Jesus is how we fulfill the call he gives to us to love each other with genuine love.
Sunday March 2nd 2014
#7 Eph 4:29 Words have power of life and death. They well up from the state of my heart’s relationship with God. In a world built on words, we as Christians ought “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear” Eph 4:29. We do this by letting the Christ change the heart out of which our words flow.
Sunday March 9 2014
#8 Matt 18:21-35 Just like getting out of jury duty, our sinful hearts will ind any way that they can to get out of the summons to forgive. What we don’t realize is the unforgiveness costs us more than the pain and hurt of forgiveness. It is the only way we can ever be truly whole again from the hurts from others and the ways we have hurt others. Our forgiveness from God on the cross gives us both the model and strength to forgive others as we have received it from Jesus’ work.
Sunday March 16th 2014
# 9 Hebrews 10:19-25 We often talk about the need to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Each of us need to believe in Jesus Christ personally and individually in order to be saved. When we have, the Bible says we inevitably join and must be a part of a team, that team is the church.
Sunday March 23rd 2014
#10 Selected Scriptures. The most important aspect of our friendships with others is having our identity firmly rooted in Christ. Then and only then can we have the stability to love, shape, sharpen, warn and fight for our friends in a way that leaves them the closer to the truest Friend, Jesus Christ.
Sunday March 30th 2014
#11 2 Corinthians 4:1-12 We are all ministers of the Gospel if we are Christians. Ministry is not an optional or elitist pursuit for Christians. What is ministry? Our relationships as well as our lives should be given over to ministry so that they may have life in Jesus Christ.
Sunday April 6th 2014
#12 John 13:1-17 Everyone loves the story of a servant who becomes a king. But for Christians we proclaim the story of the King who became our Servant. Giving us all the ability and power to serve others.
Sunday April 27th
#13 2 Samuel 6 In all relationships there is the potential and probability that our expectations and agendas for others, as well as theirs for us threaten to undo those relationships. Here are some ground rules for messy relationships.
Sunday May 4th
#14 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 Everyone is a missionary for something. Either leaving people closer to the world or a relationship with Jesus Christ. As believers, our relationships are to have a redemptive purpose and tone, representing Jesus as He really is in a world that wants to redefine Him.
Sunday May 11th
#15 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 This Sermon wraps up our Gospel Relationships series. As we look at what love is, we realize that the only way to truly love, the only way forward in our relationships is by reverting back to the Gospel. In order to truly love, in order to answer the question of what we must do, we must first ask the question, What has Jesus done that transforms my heart to love like that? Enjoy as we finish this series.