The greatest command we’re given in the Bible is to love God and love others. This means we need to learn how to do relationships right from God’s perspective.
God created each of us to have a close relationship with Him and others around us. In fact, it’s so important that it’s mentioned 613 times in the Old Testament. Jesus summarized this with two simple commands: love God and love others. This kind of love is much more than mere feelings. In this series, we’ll look at how to learn to really love others the way God intended and how He will help us when we do.
Move Over: The Root of Relationship Conflicts
April 18/19, 2020 • April 19, 2020 • Rusty Coram
We are created in God’s image and, therefore, designed for close friendship with God and others. We run into problems when we rely on our own desires, demands and resources to make this happen. By surrendering ourselves to God and His design, we can build strong and lasting friendships.
Move Deeper: Why We Hide
April 25/26, 2020 • April 26, 2020 • Rusty Coram
Most of us say we value authenticity. This sounds good until we are called to live it out. Being vulnerable carries risks that can be costly. Hiding behind walls is much safer, but those same walls prevent us from knowing others and being known.
Move On: Leave the Past in the Past
May 30/31, 2020 • May 31, 2020 • Rusty Coram
Forgiveness is necessary for healthy relationships. It isn’t easy, but the benefits far outweigh the risks.
Move Over: Cultivating New Relationships
June 6/7, 2020 • June 7, 2020 • Rusty Coram
Everywhere Jesus went, He built new friendships with people of all backgrounds. As His followers, this is the example we need to adopt. The secret is simple: to gain friends, start being one!