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2018.8.12-2 The Benefits of Relationships

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Week 3. The benefits of relationships - We will focus on the inconvenience but necessity of relationships.  We live in a Netflix and chill kind of world!

Intro

The health of your relationships with others will only be as healthy as your relationship is with Jesus.
Practical:
You don’t connect with spouse cause you’re not happy with yourself...only as healthy as your relationship is with Jesus.
Not really an introvert but because of your shame you keep to yourself...only as healthy as your relationship is with Jesus.
Unhealthy perspective. “Nobody likes me, everybody hates me I guess I’ll go eat worms!”...only as healthy as your relationship is with Jesus.
There is nothing more impt than my family. It doesn’t matter how much I tell that I love them or try to show them. No matter how much I love them, if I’m wounded...Hurt people hurt people.
I wonder how much church hurt comes from people and not the pulpit. People don’t speak. People are rude. Nasty attitudes.
Theological
Jesus said:
Luke 4:18 NKJV
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
Pt: You’ll never get what He offers if you never take Him at His word. And so now, we try to feel better, do better have better and we’re limited because we really don’t love ourselves.
Greatest Command Mt 22
Matthew 22:39 NKJV
39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
The benefits of relationships...

I Don’t Have to Do Life by Myself

The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved
Mother Theresa “The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved”
Pt. People are in poverty and don’t have to be!
Mother Theresa
Ex. When we started the church we did life alone. Was encouraged that there were other “different” people. Scripture says we’re supposed to peculiar.
1. I Get a Sounding Board / I Get Accountability
Ill: Me drinking out of the bottle from fridge
Proverbs 18:1 NKJV
1 A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; He rages against all wise judgment.
2. I Get Back Up
Prov
Ecclesiastes 4:12 NKJV
12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
3. I Can Expect to Grow
Hebrews 10:24–25 NKJV
24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
Hebrews 10:24–25 NKJV
24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
stir up (provoke)
I heard someone say
More Likely to Understand
Accountability
includes telling the truth to you
Isolation: Drug addicts want to be alone. The enemy does his best work when he can get you by yourself!
encourage/push you to grow
go through the category of friends who’s growing you, whose holding you, whose molding youb
counsel of wisdom voices other than yourself
to have fun
This is what pray.com is about
More Likely to Understand
The benefits of relationships...

Enables You to Reach Beyond You

Lisa Paul and Barnabas b/c of Barnabas Paul got access to his other disciples
Acts 9:26–27 NKJV
26 And when Saul had come to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples; but they were all afraid of him, and did not believe that he was a disciple. 27 But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. And he declared to them how he had seen the Lord on the road, and that He had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.
Jesus said I give you the keys to the Kingdom
keys=access translation: you have access to the Kingdom
Quad t-shirt I never could’ve gotten him an audience w said person on my own.
He was given Back to School Money instead of a big order with a promise and an opportunity that money couldn’t buy ONLY relationship
Certain things you won’t touch based on your own resources
Sam authority over weather. He changes weather. BOB it’s supposed to rain and squelch the free time. All the men there benefitted from Sam’s prayers. Eventhough people don’t understand his anoiting, but came into agreement with what he declared, the weather had to obey.
Ill: No kid listens to their parent 100% - Prophet has to honor in his own home.
Good, chill, cool, awesome... Comes from Gucci as in the fashion label... because Gucci is rich and ballin'therefore he is good, cool, and just pimpin'
Plug: A person who has everything u need
Quad “you are the plug”
Jordan didn’t get into UGA had a friend that knows the director or miniortiy students that w 1 email it cold’ve changed a no to a yes
In the spirit when we get to praying for each other, we have anointings in different areas, we have authority in different areas…beyond our own reach.
The benefits of relationships...

I’ve got a lifeline

Sometimes you need to be saved from your own voice!!! The problem is when we don’t have The Right Voices around.
The problem is when we don’t have The Right Voices around.
4 Common Types of Self-Talk
“God teaches us wisdom through experience, either someone else’s experiences or our own. It cost us a lot more to learn from our own.”
God teaches us wisdom through experience, either someone else’s experiences or our own. It cost us a lot more to learn from our own.
Only 2 ways you can get wisdom. 1)

4 Common Types of Self-Talk

The Laboratory of Neuroimaging at the University of Southern California says that a person has about seventy thousand thoughts per day.
Catastrophizing—This is the mind’s “what if” game. It snowballs the worst-case scenario of the future with worried thoughts: What if this happens? What if that happens? These thoughts amplify anxiety and depression.
Blaming—This is a mind trap in which some uncomfortable feeling is expelled by holding ourselves responsible for another’s pain or holding others responsible for our pain. The problem here is that when you perceive the 
issue as lying outside of you, you give your power away to effect change.
Rehashing—This is when our thoughts reflect on past circumstances, going over them again and again, often in an effort to figure something out.
Rehearsing—This is the mind practicing some future event, playing through, again and again, the possible ways it may unfold.
What is wisdom? The bounty of life’s experiences.
“God teaches us wisdom through experience, either someone else’s experiences or our own. It cost us a lot more to learn from our own.”
It’s more natural to default to what’s wrong vs. embrace what’s right.
When you are in community, the power of spoken words over you can silence the silent words in you.
My wife has become the queen of declarations in our home. She’s always challenging us to speak the right stuff out of our mouth.
When you are in healthy relationships you people should be changing how you’re thinking.
1 Thessalonians 5:14 NKJV
14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all.
1 Thes
Galatians 6:2 NKJV
2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Gal
What is wisdom? The bounty of life’s experiences.
Only 2 ways you can get wisdom. 1)

4 Common Types of Self-Talk

The Laboratory of Neuroimaging at the University of Southern California says that a person has about seventy thousand thoughts per day.
The Laboratory of Neuroimaging at the University of Southern California says that a person has about seventy thousand thoughts per day.
Catastrophizing—This is the mind’s “what if” game. It snowballs the worst-case scenario of the future with worried thoughts: What if this happens? What if that happens? These thoughts amplify anxiety and depression.
Blaming—This is a mind trap in which some uncomfortable feeling is expelled by holding ourselves responsible for another’s pain or holding others responsible for our pain. The problem here is that when you perceive the 
issue as lying outside of you, you give your power away to effect change.
Rehashing—This is when our thoughts reflect on past circumstances, going over them again and again, often in an effort to figure something out.
Rehearsing—This is the mind practicing some future event, playing through, again and again, the possible ways it may unfold.
It’s more natural to default to what’s wrong vs. embrace what’s right.
When you are in community, the power of spoken words over you can silence the silent words in you.
My wife has become the queen of declarations in our home. She’s always challenging us to speak the right stuff out of our mouth.
When you are in healthy relationships you people should be changing how you’re thinking.
Accountablility
go get your brother

Close

The man on the ship that only ate from his packed meal
Accountability
includes telling the truth to you
encourage/push you to grow
go through the category of friends who’s growing you, whose holding you, whose molding youb
counsel of wisdom voices other than yourself
to have fun
This is what pray.com is about
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