Session 5 Sabotage
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
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?
Remember, trust is the currency of all relationships.
Who do you need to confess to?
Who do you need to confide in?