Sun, 2018-03-11 12:29
Developing Better Relationships
Romans 12:9-18 Foundation scripture
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervour, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
V9 Love must be sincere
2 Corinthians 6:11 We have spoken freely with you and opened wide our hearts to you.
V10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love
1 John 3:18 Dear children, let us stop just saying we love people, but let us really love them and show it by our actions.
V10 Honour one another above yourselves
Proverbs 16:28 A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends
James 1:19 Everyone should be quick to listen and slow to speak
Proverbs 18:13 He who answers before listening – that is his folly and his shame
V11 Never be lacking in zeal, V12 Be joyful in hope
Proverbs 15:30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart and good news gives health to the bones.
1Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
Romans 14:19 (Message) Lets agree to use all our energy in getting along with each other. Help others with encouraging words; don’t try and drag them down with fault finding
Hebrews 3:13 Encourage one another daily…
V12 Be patient in affliction
Ephesians 4:2 Be patient with each other, making allowance for each others faults in love.
Proverbs 19:11 A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.
V13 Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality
1 John 3:17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?
Proverbs 3:28 Never tell your neighbour to wait until tomorrow if you can help them now.
V14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse
Proverbs 15:1 A kind answer turns away wrath, ..
V15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, mourn with those who mourn
2 Corinthians. 1:4 …so that we can comfort those in trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
V16 Live in harmony with one another
1 Peter 3:8 Finally all of you, live in harmony with one another, be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.
1 Corinthians 1:10 I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought and purpose
Ephesians 4:3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
V16 Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited
Philippians 2:3-4 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
Ephesians 5:21 Submit to another out of reverence for Christ
V17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil.
Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Colossians 13-15 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
V17 Be careful to do what is right
Ephesians 4:25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbour, for we are all members of one body.
V18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be misled, ‘bad company corrupts good character’
Hebrews 12:14 Make every effort to live in p