"relationships" Tagged Sermons
School has started. So have fall sports, after-school activities, the fall yard work, a new workout routine, and a big project at work. Amidst all the “stuff” we have to do in our busy lives, it would be easy to prioritize children, work, and money over what’s really important: our relationships with our heavenly Father. No matter how busy we get, we must continually strive to build the relationship with the One who made us and blessed us with all…
God wants you to love others as you love yourself. But He’s not looking for us to love ourselves because of those identities we create: jobs, financial status, abilities, social status.
We love and serve one another, not because we feel guilted into it or because we have to, but because Christ’s love compels us to do so. Through serving, forgiving, leading, and loving others with a pure and selfless heart, we can show our neighbors (family, friends, co-workers, etc.) the love of Jesus. This is possible only because of the work of the Holy Spirit in our hearts.
Relationships: The Foundation There is no relationship that we need more than the one we develop with God. It serves as the foundation for the relationships we have with other people. How do we develop a deeper relationship with God? How do we as parents help our children to develop their relationship with God? Although we are called to build our relationship with God through prayer, study His word, partake in the sacraments, and worship, we can rest assured…
It’s easy to compartmentalize our lives. There’s our church life and then there’s the rest of our life. We fail to realize that our entire life serves as a witness to everyone around us. How can we make the most of the relationships we have with friends, coworkers and our neighbors down the street?
Many people were attracted to the early church because they saw the “love” that these people had for each other and the tangible ways they put this love in practice. What if the church still looked like that today?
The most intimate relationships in life are found in the home. This also makes them the most difficult. Yet, what amazing things God can accomplish when the entire family works together to serve the Lord!