Re-shape your relationships by speaking God’s truth to the people in your life.
“There’s nothing you can’t overcome with an open ear, a humble heart, and a positive word.” Pastor Bil Cornelius
What is something from this week’s message that really stood out to you? How can you apply it to your relationship or future relationship?
77% of self-talk is negative according to recent psychological studies. How are you with self-talk? Do you find yourself more negative or positive toward yourself? How so?
What is one positive thing you can speak over yourself each day?
How are you going to pursue your spouse this week? Singles, how can you be the type of person you’re wanting to marry?
Dear Jesus, thank you for modeling what it means to love others and speak life. We believe that our marriages, relationships and friendships can be changed by simply doing that. Help us to uplift, encourage and to speak truth in love so we can handle conflict while still glorifying you. In your name we pray, Amen.
Help to carry one another’s burdens, and in this way you will obey the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2GN
It’s better to have a partner than go it alone. Share the work, share the wealth. And if one falls down, the other helps, But if there’s no one to help, tough! ...By yourself you’re unprotected. With a friend you can face the worst. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 MES
“Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.” Nehemiah 4:14b NIV
“If another believer sins against you, go privately and point out the offense. If the other person listens and confesses it, you have won that person back. But if you are unsuccessful, take one or two others with you and go back again, so that everything you say may be confirmed by two or three witnesses. If the person still refuses to listen, take your case to the church. Then if he or she won’t accept the church’s decision, treat that person as a pagan or a corrupt tax collector.” Matthew 18:15-17 NLT
“...Reliable communication permits progress…” Proverbs 13:17 TLB
Foolish people are always fighting, but avoiding quarrels will bring you honor. Proverbs 20:3 NCV
Dear brothers and sisters, be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Your anger can never make things right in God’s sight. James 1:19 NLT
Make a clean break with all cutting, backbiting, profane talk. Be gentle with one another, sensitive. Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:31-32 MSG
So each husband should love his wife as much as he loves himself, and each wife should respect her husband. Ephesians 5:33 CEV
But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. Hebrews 3:13 NAS
Finally, all of you should be of one mind, full of sympathy toward each other, loving one another with tender hearts and humble minds. Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate when people say unkind things about you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God wants you to do, and he will bless you for it. 1 Peter 3:8-9 NLT