Contributed by Roy Fowler on Sep 13, 2020
Scripture: 1 Peter 4:8
Quotes about friends.
A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden. (Unknown)
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. (Eleanor Roosevelt)
In the 60’s Simon and Garfunkel wrote this
I am a rock,
I am an island.
I’ve built walls,
A fortress deep and mighty,
That none may penetrate.
I have no need of friendship;
friendship causes pain.
It’s laughter and it’s loving I disdain.
I am a rock,
I am an
THE IMPORTANCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
I recently read some interesting statistics that show how IMPORTANT relationships are in our lives. The American Institute of Stress conducted research on 232 patients who had undergone cardiac surgery. Of those patients, 21 died within six months.
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 9, 2010
RELATIONSHIPS AND BATS
In the Spring, Marylu and I spent a day at one of our State Parks, McCormick's Creek (my personal favorite). But we could not go into the cave there because of a deadly disease that is annihilating bats.
2. This week, an AP story broke:
"A mysterious illness is
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 26, 2011
A RELATIONSHIP WITH A MUSLIM
Bill Hybels was at a luncheon, sitting across from a black man, built like a football player, with a distinctively Muslim name. He told Pastor Hybels that he enjoyed reading one of his books. Bill Hybels looked a little puzzled so the Muslim explained to him how he
Anxiety can be the ruin or the salvation of our relationships. It is an alarm mechanism. It alerts us to potential danger. But sometimes it goes off too often or quickly. Sometimes we do not seem able to regulate it. Shocked, we lash out, hold our ground, or retreat. However, anxiety can be our
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 6, 2002
A SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP
Even those people who espouse a belief in God still often resist and resent the notion of specifically commanded behaviors. People often want the benefits of having a God for personal requests or crisis interventions, and may use being a “believer” as a way to increase
Contributed by Alan Tison on Feb 27, 2008
To have strong relationships in the body of Christ we must deal with our brokenness.
How do we deal with brokenness?
Individually – Realize we are all broken people.
In many stores you find merchandise in a certain section marked with a 2 word phrase. This 2 word phrase is a is a tip off about
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2008
IT'S ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS
According to the Stanford Research Institute, the money made in any endeavor is determined only 12.5% by knowledge, and 87.5% by your ability to deal with people. 68% of customers quit shopping with you because of an attitude of indifference toward them by an employee.
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Jan 22, 2009
“The need for human relationships is a deep as anything humans experience. Infants who are given adequate amounts of food and water die if they do not receive human contact. Adults surrounded by people all day long cry out for friendships that will break down the walls of loneliness around them.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 13, 2009
RELATIONSHIP SINS COST
Divorce and out-of-wedlock childbearing cost U.S. taxpayers more than $112 billion a year, finds a study funded by the New York-based Institute for American Values, the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy, Families Northwest of Redmond, WA, and the Georgia Family
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 19, 2009
Building a Relationship with God (Running the Race)
It was the summer before my Senior year at Jamestown College. I had taken up riding my bike several times a week and had gotten up to riding 10-20 miles in a single go. Needless to say… I was feeling pretty good about myself. So when school
THE IMPORTANCE OF GENUINE RELATIONSHIPS
Bill Hybels states, "…Community is loving and being loved. Unless you are exchanging deeply committed levels of love with a few people, you will die slowly on the inside. This is precisely why so many people feel almost nothing at all. Through the whole
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Jun 20, 2010
COMMITMENT, RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILY
"The logical beginning point of any family relationship is a covenant commitment, which has unconditional love at its core. Out of the security provided by this covenant, love develops grace. In this atmosphere of grace, family members have the freedom to
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Jul 13, 2010
RELATIONSHIPS AND CELL PHONES
Desperate people will do almost anything. People are desperate for relationships and will pay a lot of money to have it. The cost of a T-Mobile HTC HD2 cell phone is $2,600 while the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 24, 2011
THE RELATIONSHIP IS WHAT COUNTS
Wayne Cordeiro, a preacher in Honolulu, HI writes:
Some time ago some wonderful people in our church gave Anna, my wife, and me a dinner certificate to a nice restaurant for $100. We thought, Wow, a hundred bucks. Let's go for it.
We found a free evening.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 10, 2011
RELATIONSHIPS MATTER MOST IN HAPPINESS
In 1937, a researcher at Harvard University began a study (originally named The Harvard Study of Adult Development) on what factors contribute to human well-being and happiness. The research team selected 268 male Harvard students who seemed healthy and
Contributed by Kevin Karhoff on Mar 5, 2013
RELATIONSHIPS INSIDE AND OUT
If I saw our relationship (with his wife) as a bunch of rules I had to keep, I would quickly become bitter and miserable. I would likely rebel and break the rules when she wasn’t paying attention. But I am passionately in love with my wife and that translates into
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jun 2, 2014
While many people hunger for family closeness, we often miss the opportunities that stand immediately before us.
Tammy Harris of Roanoke, Virginia, began searching for her biological mother when she turned 21. A year of searching proved fruitless. Tammy did not realize, however, that her