A few of us were talking and one of the interesting things about this was how we each had a different way of saying it.
So, let's open up a dialogue with some questions
1. Is your relationship based on the human love of "treat others as they treat you" or the love of Christ, where He loved us while we were yet sinners and died for us (see Romans 5:8)?
2. Thinking of those relationships, which ones are rooted in the person, the work, and the purpose of Jesus Christ on a conscious basis?
3. Thinking of these relationships, are the ways you act and treat each other, the standards and norms of your relationship, governed by the way Jesus treated HIS friends?
4. Is there a conscious effort to come together to do something that glorifies Jesus and draws people to Him?
5. How many Christ-centered relationships do you have in your life?
6. Looking at your key relationships (spouse, children, family, friends), what are the key principles or standards that govern these relationships?
See more questions below....
A. Would we have DIVORCE like we have today if our marriages were Christ-Centered?
B. Would children be left to their own devices, often without discipline, training or love and encouragement if our FAMILIES were Christ-Centered?
C. Do you think that part of the problem is that people do not know HOW to have Christ-Centered relationships.
D. What would it LOOK LIKE if couples and families together devoted themselves to the things that count, the core..
* Loving God
* Loving our neighbors
* The Great Commission, make disciplined followers
* Fellowship, partnering in the good news
* Breaking of Bread, deliberately and often with other believers
* Apostle's teaching - together learning and living, BEING letters from God to others
If people did the things above, being intentional about LIVING Christ in their relationships... what impact would that have?