2nd Movement, Relationships
In a world of impersonality could it be possible that the methods that God uses to take us to the next level be through personal interaction?
Do you have people in your life you can turn to?
- The desire to be in relationship is built within all of us.
- Who is in you sphere of influence?
What God has to say:
What if relationships were designed to point us to Christ instead of lead us astray?
Peter's Denial and Restoration
17"You are not one of his disciples, are you?" the girl at the door asked Peter. He replied, "I am not." 18It was cold, and the servants and officials stood around a fire they had made to keep warm. Peter also was standing with them, warming himself.
John 18: 17-18
25 As Simon Peter stood warming himself, he was asked , “ You are not one of his disciples, are you?” He denied it, saying, “I am not.” 26 One of the high priest’s servants, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, challenged him, “Didn’t I see you with him in the olive grove?” 27 Again Peter denied and at that moment a rooster began to crow.
John 18: 25-27
15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?" “Yes, Lord," he said, "You know that I love you." Jesus said, "Feed my lambs." 16 Again Jesus said, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me?" He answered, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Take care of my sheep." 17 The third time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you love me?" He said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Feed my sheep.
John 21: 15-17
- Peter damaged his relationship with Christ by denying Him in His greatest hour of need.
- Have you damaged a relationship.
- Have you been damaged?
- Christ restored Peter completely for each offense
- As a result of that restoration and the continued relationship Peter changed the world, Peter moved.
1. Spend time with people who point you toward Christ.
- Your (youth)pastor
- Other Godly mentors
2. Reevaluate relationship that may lead you away from Christ
- Its much easier to be lead away than to pull someone towards
- Example: If you are standing in a chair its much easier for someone to pull you out of that chair than for you to pull them up.
- What would your life look like if you built Christ centered relationships?
- Could you take it to the next level if you built relationship that pointed you to Christ instead of away?