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Successful Intentional Relationships (4 of 5)
Series: Relationships Last A Lifetime
Introduction: We are developing a biblical perspective and a connection on how we live a life with great relationships. We know how valuable relationships are, and how they affect everything about life. We are encouraging every person to make relationships your highest goal, your greatest aim, your first priority, and your passionate intention. Right relationships with a right starting place with a right plan and right priorities will become great relationships.
We have delved into what is most important according to Jesus: love God, love yourself properly, love others, and love your spouse. Today's message will examine the biblical principles that build God centered relationships that lead to marriage. Dating, courting, and serious relationships are a huge part of life. Although the words "dating" and "courting" are not found in Scripture, there are some guiding principles that are given.
A. RELATIONSHIPS GOD'S WAY, NOT THE WORLD'S WAY
1. Relationships are multifaceted connections between people of all ages, in all places, for all of life, that bring fulfillment and enhance our destiny, helping us live a full, satisfying life.
2. Romans 12:1-2 Message So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life-your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life-and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
B. RELATIONSHIPS THAT BELIEVE THE SCRIPTURES ...
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