Relationships

There isn’t really a model of how relationships are to come together. The Bible is strangely silent on how guys and girls are to connect in romantic relationships. So what do you do now? Come humbly to God to see what He has to say about relationships. 

Jesus First. This is the beginning and the end of relationships. If you love Christ with all you heart, dating will be awesome, and your future marriage will be amazing. The best, happiest, most joyful people are those who love Christ the most. 

The principal is simple, you should love God so much that it will infiltrate every part of your life!

Deuteronomy 6:5-9 Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Matthew 6:33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Wisdom in dating:

1.Jesus first

2.Choose wisely

3.Accountability  is  cool

  • Get accountable

  • stay accountable

4.Develop your own convictions  

5.Beware of some common pitfalls of dating

  • Sexual sin

  • Defraud

  • Deceit

  • Desire

  • Distraction

Humility is a foreign concept to men and especially to young men. Most young men are proud, brash, arrogant, self centered, and self serving. Pride is in the heart of every young man and it is his greatest sin and shortcoming. Young man, it is not a question of whether you struggle with pride, but rather where it exists in your heart and how it is expressed in your life. Humility is viewing yourself rightly in light of who God is. 

“God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Jas 4:6

He actively opposes it, wars against it, He hates it. CJ Mahaney says that in every area and in every stage of our christian life, pride is our greatest enemy and humility our greatest friend. God gives grace to the humble, He supports the humble, He undergirds them, and brings help to them in time of need.

Ladies, this message is designed to give you a perspective of who you are to be in a relationship. Similar to the guys, some of these are character qualities while others are actions or behaviors that are part of a woman who seeks to honor God in her relationship.

1. She loves Jesus.

2. She is surrendered.

3. She is content.

4. She is beautiful.

5. She is pure.

6. She knows how to respond.

7. She has great eyes.

FBCCM Staff