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 Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral 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
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 Sermoncentral 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.
RELATIONSHIPS IN EPHESIANS 5 & 6
Paul was sending a slave back to his master, and he was concerned that Philemon's gracious treatment and this slave's escape and rebellion not be seen by other slaves as an opportunity to copy Onesimus' earlier, rebellious example. These other ideas are not big
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 Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral on Oct 19, 2009
PRIDE AND GREED SPOIL RELATIONSHIPS
Are you so focused on your career, your raise and your ambitions for the future that you fail to realize the gift of relationships that God has given you today? The second rule is that people come before possessions and positions. Otherwise, you might find
Contributed by Sermoncentral 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 Alan Perkins on Apr 25, 2001
"Rules of Male-Female Relationships"
1. The Female always makes the Rules.
2. The Rules are subject to change at any time without prior notification.
3. No Male can possibly know all the Rules.
4. If the Female suspects the Male knows all the Rules, she must immediately change some or all of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
There is only one relationship that matters, and that is your personal relationship to a personal Redeemer and Lord. Let everything else go, but maintain that at all cost, and God will fulfill His purpose through your life. (This includes meeting the needs of your heart.) One individual life may
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 17, 2006
Business destroys relationships. It substitutes shallow frenzy for deep friendship. It feeds the ego but starves the inner man. It fills a calendar but fractures a family. It cultivates a program that plows under priorities. Many a church boasts about its active program: "Something for every night