Week of 5/06/2018

Session 5 Sabotage

Half-Hearted Relationships.

This weekend continue the series called “Sabotage”.  Life is made up of relationships. A life of satisfaction, happiness and peace comes by developing and maintaining healthy relationships. Unfortunately, we all have patterns and behaviors that can harm or sabotage our relationships. Over these 6 weeks we will discover and explore these behaviors and how we can overcome them with simple biblical truths.  

Breaking the Ice

  • Have you ever played the “Two Truths and a Lie” game?

  • How good are you at knowing when someone else isn’t telling the truth?

Today, we will see that trust is the currency of all relationships.

Read Proverbs 11:3, “The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity (deception).” NIV

Main Content

  • What scares us away from being open and truthful with our friends?

  • How does honesty strengthen our relationships?

  • Why is it important to have people who know the “real you”?

Read Proverbs 17:17, “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.” NIV

  • Have you ever had a friend stick with you through a hard time?

  • How did it help you to be honest with your friend about what you were going through?

  • How did going through the hard time with your friend build your trust in them?

Read 1 Peter 4:8, “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” NIV

  • Have you ever worried that someone would stop caring about you if they knew what kind of person you really were?

  • How does love cover over all those sins?

Read 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” NIV

  • Why is it important for us to be honest with God about the junk in our life if he already knows everything?

  • Have you asked God to forgive you of your sins?

Read James 5:16, “Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” NIV

  • How does confessing your sins to a friend bring healing in your heart?

  • How does hiding your pain hurt your relationships?

Next Step

Remember, trust is the currency of all relationships.

  • Who do you need to confess to?

  • Who do you need to confide in?