How to Restore Relationships by David Cook

How to Restore Relationships
David Cook
Matthew 5:21-26

How many of you have ever been to a mountain? Many of you like to travel around the've probably seen many mountains that literally take your breath away.

Close to our Lawrenceville, we have Stone Mountain...Every time I pass by Stone Mountain going down 78...I stop and in the world did that mountain get there...I enjoy Stone Mountain!

When I was a sophomore in High School...our family took a trip to Beaver Creek in Colorado...this was only the second time I had been on a snow skiing trip...early one and I thought we would go to the top of the mountain and ski down a black slope...we learned a valuable lesson that day...Pride goeth before a fall!!!

I want to ask you a personal question...are you willing to go to the mountain top to hear from God? Do you have a passion to hear God's voice and obey?

Then come, like Christ's disciples came to him...come with a hungry heart to hear the word of the Lord! Matthew 5:1-2, "And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. Then he opened his mouth and taught them..."

Now...this morning...Jesus Christ is teaching you and I about relationships... how to restore relationships...

It has been said that, "no man is an island unto himself." Genesis 2:18 says, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make a helper comparable to him."

God made us for relationships...good relationships bring so much joy and meaning to life... but also...relationships can be difficult, they can be challenging... they can become broken...if we do not handle them with great care...

If I asked you the following question, "Have you ever been hurt in a relationship with another person?" ...almost every hand in this place would be raised in the affirmative...probably even this morning...some of you, if not many of you are hurting because of broken rel ...

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