Monday, April 04, 2005

Ways to connect.

I love practical sermons. Love them!

I thought I would share my notes from church yesterday.
It was "Six ways to connect with people".

1. Be courageous and take the initiative. Do not allow fear to dictate your actions.

2 Timothy 1:7

2. Be considerate of other's needs.
Philippians 2:4
When we focus on others, our needs are met.
Col 3:13
Proverbs 17:9

3. Be constructive with your words.
Eph. 4:29
Our most dangerous tool is the mouth

4. Be candid about relational difficulties.
Prov. 24:26
An honest answer is the sign of a true friendship
a. compliment in public, correct in private
b. correct when people are up, not down
c. don't correct unless you want correction
Anger comes when you feel helpless and/or cornered.

5. Keep confidences.
Proverbs 11:13
The Lord feels so strongly about gossip - he made a commandment for it.

6. Be committed to the relationship.
Proverbs 17:17
Proverbs 18:24

Be blessed.

P.S. A great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my baby bro, Jason. We love you.

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