Displaying Christian Sermons by tag: Relationships
Joel Osteen (January-30-2023) Daily Devotional: Your Most Important Relationship - Today's Inspiration Word
Today’s Scripture: Mark 12:31, CEV - "The second most important commandment says: 'Love others as much as you love yourself.'"
Today’s Word: The most important relationship you have is the relationship with yourself. Too many people don't like who they are. They focus on their faults, weaknesses, mistakes, and failures. They wish they were taller, had a better personality, and looked like their cousin instead of accepting themselves as a masterpiece, made in the image of God. Then they wonder why they're not happy, and why they don't have good relationships. It's because they don't like themselves. If you don't get along with you, you're not going to get along with other people.
You can't love others if you don't first love yourself. The best thing you can do for your family and friends is to be good to you, be kind to you, be merciful to you, be forgiving to you, be loving to you. You're good to others, so why aren't you good to you? You don't criticize your friend, so why are you criticizing you? You compliment your coworker, so why not compliment yourself? Start being good to you-that's not being selfish, that's loving yourself.
Prayer for Today: Father, thank You for making me in Your image with gifts, talents, and abilities to enjoy life and accomplish Your will. Help me to love myself, with all my weaknesses and shortcomings and things I wish were different. I declare that I am happy to be who You made me to be. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
Watch Priscilla Shirer, Joyce Meyer, Shanté Tribbett - Relationships Without Fear. Priscilla Shirer, Joyce Meyer, and Shanté Tribbett empower you in your relationships to keep God as your source of love.
Watch TB Joshua Sermon - How To REPAIR Relationships!
Learn to avoid the type of attitudes that will wreck relationships and hinder the healing of past hurts as you enjoy this must-watch lesson for society!
In this inspiring sermon titled, 'Relationship Under Repair', T.B. Joshua reveals some of the common issues affecting relationships and the steps we can take to repair them.
"Few things are more dangerous than a person with an unexamined life." - T.B. Joshua
Rick Warren (January-17-2023) Daily Devotional: Life Is All About Relationships - Daily Hope.
“I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” - Philippians 4:12-13 (NIV)
Contentment does not come naturally to human beings. By nature, we are restless sheep. Yet we can learn contentment. To learn contentment, we need to stop incessantly grabbing for more.
Philippians 4:12-13 says, “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength” (NIV).
If you go to the beach in Southern California, you’ll see some over-the-top, beautiful homes, but the owners are often never around to enjoy them. They’re always at work, making money to pay those massive mortgages. They, like many people around the world, get overwhelmed with the desire to acquire. This desire pushes you to buy something you really can’t afford, like a mortgage that’s over your head. Then you get overextended financially, and then you have to constantly hustle to make ends meet. Soon, you’re emotionally and physically exhausted, and your relationships start to deteriorate. Then you don’t even have a purpose for that fancy home.
The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 4:6, “It is better to have only a little, with peace of mind, than be busy all the time with both hands, trying to catch the wind” (GNT).
The greatest things in life aren’t things.
In America it’s considered a tragedy to “die penniless.” But there’s no better time to go! If you were out of here the moment you spent your last cent, I’d call that wise, not foolish.
Nobody ever asks for things in the final moments of life. They always ask for people, because eventually everyone learns that life is all about relationships. Why not learn that sooner? It sure would relieve a lot of stress.
Life is not about achievements, accomplishments, or acquiring more things.
Life is about relationships.
Talk It Over
- Which is more important to you—acquiring things or building relationships? Would your family and friends agree with your self-assessment?
- What do you think it means to leave a legacy? What kind of legacy do you want to leave?
- Paul says in Philippians 4:13 that he can do all things through Christ, who gives him strength. What kind of things do you think he is talking about?
Jentezen Franklin (November-20-2022) Daily Devotional: Forming healthy relationships.
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Ps 147:3 NIV
If you’re recovering from a bad relationship, it’s a mistake to rush into another one. Unhealthy people make unhealthy choices. Some wounds take longer to heal than others, but you can count on this promise: “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” All God asks is that you give Him a chance. Start by taking time to search His Word to find out how He feels about you. His opinion is the only reliable foundation on which to build your self-worth. If a perfect God with full knowledge of your struggles and shortcomings can love you, the message is—lighten up on yourself! You can only love, or be loved again, with the same wholeness with which you love yourself. Next time make sure your choices aren’t predicated on need or the fear of being alone. And be careful: When you don’t value yourself, you attract people who won’t value you either; people who will use you for their own ends.
You deserve better, so hold out for it. You train others how to treat you by how you treat yourself. And as you become spiritually and emotionally whole, you will start seeing how unhealthy some of your former choices have been. If some people walk away, so be it. Sometimes you have to give up less in order to have more. The God who said, “It is not good for man to be alone” has new relationships in mind for you. But He is waiting until your values and self-perception line up with His. So take it step by step, one day at a time. And remember to rejoice—your best days are still ahead!
Watch Jimmy Evans' Sermon: How to Respond to Hurt in a Relationship. Jimmy Evans talks about redeeming your spouse and how to respond to hurt in a relationship. There are many choices you can make in how you respond to hurt in a relationship, but only one is the correct choice. Watch to find out what it is!
Jack Hibbs - Watch Sermon: Getting Free From A Fatal Relationship - Part 2. Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. - Galatians 5:1
Jack Hibbs - Watch Sermon: Getting Free From A Fatal Relationship: Part 1.
As a believer, you should be able to recognize that you’re more of a loving person than you were last year. - Jack Hibbs
Watch Steven Furtick - Ruthless Relationships. When Ruth went into the field to glean, she was looking for short-term provision. But God had bigger plans than that. In “Ruthless Relationships,” we explore six lessons on faith-based relationships, and how to recognize the people God’s put in your life.