Building Relationships

Building Relationships

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“Christ makes us one body and individuals who are connected to each other.” Romans 12:5 (GW)

1. _______________________ destroys relationships.

“What causes fights and quarrels? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You want something but you don’t get it.” James 4:1-2 (NIV)

“Selfishness only causes trouble.” Proverbs 28:25 (TEV)

___________________ builds relationships.

“Look out for one another’s interests, not just for your own.” Philippians 2:4 (TEV)

Do not be fooled: You cannot cheat God. People harvest only what they plant. If they plant to satisfy their sinful selves, their sinful selves will bring them ruin. But if they plant to please the Spirit, they will receive eternal life from the Spirit.Galatians 6:7-8 (NLT)

2. ______________ destroys relationships.

“Pride leads to conflict.” Proverbs 13:10 (NLT)

“Pride will destroy a person: a proud attitude leads to ruin.” Proverbs 16:18 (NCV)

___________________ builds relationships.

“Live in harmony, be sympathetic, love each other, have compassion, and be humble. 1 Peter 3:8 (GWT)\

“Let the Spirit change your way of thinking and make you into a new person.” Ephesians 4:23 (CEV)

“…Be humble and give more honor to others than to yourselves…In your lives you must think and act like Christ Jesus. Christ Himself was like God in everything. He was equal with God. But He did not think that being equal with God was something to be held on to.” Philippians 2:3, 5-6 (ICB)

3. _____________________ destroys relationships.

“It is dangerous to be concerned with what others think of you.” Proverbs 29:25 (GNT)

Adam: “I was afraid because I was naked; so, I hid.” Genesis 3:10 (NIV)

__________ builds relationships.

“Love has no fear because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid… it shows that his love has not been perfected in us.” 1 John 4:18 (NLT)

“All who proclaim that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them… We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in him. God is love … And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So, we will not be afraid…”1 John 4:15-17 (NLT)

4. ______________________ destroys relationships.

“To worry yourself to death with resentment is a foolish, senseless thing to do.” Job 5:2 (TEV)

“Since my heart was embittered and my soul deeply wounded, I was stupid and could not understand.” Psalm. 73:21-22 (NAB)

“Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many” Hebrews 12:15 (NLT)

___________________ builds relationships.

“You must make allowance for each other’s faults and forgive the person who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.” Colossians 3:13 (NLT)

The Lord says, “Forget what happened before and do not think about the past. I am going to do something new… I will make rivers on dry land.” Isaiah 43:18-19 (GW)