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Relationships (Are Outlets Of Opportunity)

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INTRO

Pursue success in all areas of life - it’s attractive to unbelievers and brings glory to God.
Matthew 5:16 NIV
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:
4 Factors for Sucesss: Attitude (It’s The Difference Maker) / Growth (Your Pathway To Your Potential) / Relationships (Are Outlets Of Opportunity) / Character (The Foundation of A Good Life)
NIV“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Next 4 weeks - 4 Factors for Sucesss: Attitude (It’s The Difference Maker) / Growth (Your Pathway To Your Potential) / Relationships (Are Outlets Of Opportunity) / Character (The Foundation of A Good Life)
What is the most common trait of a successful person? Relationship skills.
How to win friends and influence people - Dale Carnegie (Relationship Bible)
Today, I want to share people principles.

Jesus’ Golden Rule, Teaches Us To Value Other People.

Luke 6:31 NCV
31 Do to others what you would want them to do to you.
Spends the next several verses explaining relationship principles.
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Luke 6:31 NIV
31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Luke 6:
Luke 6:32–38 NIV
32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. 37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
Luke 6:31–36 NIV
Do to others as you would have them do to you. “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
Luke 6:32-3
What Jesus is teaching us is that the foundation of great leadership is relationship.
Luke 6:
Luke 6:31–38 NCV
31 Do to others what you would want them to do to you. 32 If you love only the people who love you, what praise should you get? Even sinners love the people who love them. 33 If you do good only to those who do good to you, what praise should you get? Even sinners do that! 34 If you lend things to people, always hoping to get something back, what praise should you get? Even sinners lend to other sinners so that they can get back the same amount! 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without hoping to get anything back. Then you will have a great reward, and you will be children of the Most High God, because he is kind even to people who are ungrateful and full of sin. 36 Show mercy, just as your Father shows mercy. 37 “Don’t judge others, and you will not be judged. Don’t accuse others of being guilty, and you will not be accused of being guilty. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and you will receive. You will be given much. Pressed down, shaken together, and running over, it will spill into your lap. The way you give to others is the way God will give to you.”
What Jesus is teaching us is that the foundation of leadership is relationship.
The foundation of leadership is relationship.
Here are five relationship principles for winning people and prospering as a result....
Today, I want to share people principles.

5 Ways To Win With People

1. The Lens Principle.

Who we are determines how we see others.
Luke 6:
“Do to others what you want” - What if I want to be treat bad because I don’t myself worthy of respect?
Luke 6:39 NCV
39 Jesus told them this story: “Can a blind person lead another blind person? No! Both of them will fall into a ditch.
= I see you basically how I see myself.
“can the blind lead the blind” (v39) = see them through a truth lens
Trustworthy / Valuable / Smart
I see you basically how I see myself. Trustworthy / Valuable / Smart
Principle: Who we are determines how we see others.
Last week, The Law of The Mirror.
This is why hurting people, hurt people....a splinter, infects and hurts, it causes an overreaction to the touch / the soul splintered hurts.

2. The Cultivation Principle.

2. The Gardening Principle. All relationships need cultivation.
All relationships need cultivation. Think of relationships like gardening.
Luke 6:35 NCV
35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without hoping to get anything back. Then you will have a great reward, and you will be children of the Most High God, because he is kind even to people who are ungrateful and full of sin.
We must keep working on it.
Jesus says “love your enemies, do good and lend, hoping for no return” (v35).
All relationships need cultivation.
We must keep working on it.
Principle: All relationships need cultivation.
Daters really work on it - what can I do to serve you. Married becomes what have you done for me lately. Then it falls apart.

3. The Patience Principle.

The ________________________ Principle: The journey with others is slower than
People won’t go along with you unless they can get a long with you.
Luke 6:37 NCV
37 “Don’t judge others, and you will not be judged. Don’t accuse others of being guilty, and you will not be accused of being guilty. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
the journey alone.
The journey with others is slower than the journey alone.
People won’t go along with you unless they can get a long with you.
To travel fast you can go alone, to travel far, you will need others.

4. The Bazooka Principle.

The Hammer Principle.
Never use a bazooka to kill an ant.
Luke 6:36 NCV
36 Show mercy, just as your Father shows mercy.
Luke 6:35–36 NIV
35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
Luke 6:35
someone’s forehead.
How many times have we over-reacted in a relationship and caused damage?
“For He is kinf to the unthankful and evil. Be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful” (v35b and 3v6)

5. The Return Principle.

The ________________________ Principle: When we help others, we help ourselves.
When we help others, we help ourselves.
Luke 6:38 NKJV
38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”
“Give, and it will be given to you: good measure
When we start, we don’t do well in the beginning.
When we start, we don’t do well in the beginning. Kingdom principle, go out and sow and it will come back to you. It’s the consistency that brings the return.
Kingdom principle, go out and sow and it will come back to you. It’s the consistency that brings the return.
If you try them again and again, over time, there is day you will reap a harvest!
Sometime / Somewhere/ Somehow / Something
........................will come back in a multiplied fashion!
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