Contributed on Apr 13, 2012
If we are going to enjoy healthy relationships, we must watch our attitude.
In verses 3 and 4, Paul speaks about the importance of our relationship to one another. In so doing, he cites the example of our Savior in verses 5-8, and tells us that if we are going to rightly relate to one another, we must seek to possess the same attitudes our Lord possessed as He reached out ...read more
Contributed on May 1, 2012
What should we do when relationships go wrong?
Even despite our best efforts there are times when relationships can go wrong. Jesus had poured out His heart to His friends. Certainly, He tried to do everything right with respect to His relationship with them. Yet, even Jesus experienced the sorrow associated with relationships going wrong. What ...read more
Contributed on May 8, 2012
What characterizes meaningful friendships?
A small group of friends left town for a weekend of deer hunting, and they paired off in twos for the first day. That night, one of the hunters returned alone, staggering under the weight of an eight-point buck. “How come you’re dragging that all by yourself?” one of his friends asked. “Where’s ...read more
Contributed on May 14, 2012
When I am offended, how can I "build a bridge and get over it?"
Paul mentions two women by name who were involved in some sort of conflict. Paul doesn’t indicate what the issue was. We can assume that it was not a matter of heresy or immorality. For we know from Paul’s other epistles that if that were the case, Paul would have confronted it head-on. Since this ...read more
Contributed on May 29, 2012
If we are to walk together in meaningful relationship, we must we willing to work together on agreed upon goals and objectives.
The principle laid out for us in Amos 3:3 applies to every relationship in life, beginning, of course, with our relationship with God. If I am going to walk with God, I must agree with Him on His directives for my life. It is only as I am willing to work with God on what He wants to do in me and ...read more