Relationships/Friendships 

Awesome: Building Great Relationships

Rick Warren, Saddleback Community Church

 

God wants your relationships to be more than just fair, average, or good. He wants your relationships to be awesome! Awesome relationships cause people to take notice, because they are different from those all around us. In this new series, Pastor Rick will show you how to fight for awesome relationships in your life. If you’re looking for advice on dating, marriage, love, or even friendship, this series is for you! Join us this weekend at a campus near you. Click here

 

5 sermons: Fighting for an awesome Marriage // Fighting for an awesome Family // Fighting for awesome Friendships // Finding the love of your Life (Neil Clark - founder of E Harmony // Becoming Best Friends with God. 

Closer: Growing in happiness through healthy relationships

Saddleback Community Church

 

Do you want to build healthy, long-term relationships? The truth is that relationships can often be challenging. Even minor conflict with family and friends can create deep rifts in our relationships. However, there’s good news. You have the power to control the issues affecting your relationships. Join Saddleback Church for a message series called Closer to learn how to work through awkward tension, build stronger connections, and live a happier and more productive life.Click here

 

6 sermons: Being Patient Like God // The two ingredients for succesful relationships // You cant get closer to God without getting closer to His children // + more

Why Cant We Be Friends From the series: Guardrails

Andy Stanley, NorthPoint Community Church

 

A ONE WEEK SERMON

Friendships are powerful things. They're great, but dangerous. You drop your guard with your friends. You become less careful. And as a result, you're easily influenced, drawn toward the acceptance you find. Because of this vulnerability, it would be smart to develop some guardrails. It's not an easy thing - but it might end up saving you from future pain.

 

1 x 40min message with discussion questions available for download

 

Go to: http://northpoint.org/messages/guardrails/why-cant-we-be-friends/

 

If your group enjoys this, you may want to explore other topics from this series covering Finance, Friendships, Sexual Morality & Marriage.

Bad Blood

Clay Scroggins

 

Have you ever had a great relationship go bad or a bad relationship that got even worse? What if there was a way to make all your relationships better in just a few simple steps?

 

1. The Empathy Lens: Check out this secret to finding peace about a difficult relationship even when you can't find peace in the relationship.

 

2. Holding On: What should you do about the "bad blood" relationships in your life? This one thing will help you find peace.

 

3. A Conversation or Confrontation:Jesus says if you have bad blood with another person, you should go and have a conversation with him or her. But why should you go, when should you go, and how should you go?

 

4. Shaking the Dust Off: No matter how badly you want peace, there are some relationships that may never be fully restored. But doing this one thing can help you find peace about any relationship.

 

Video & Discussion Questions found at: http://northpoint.org/messages/bad-blood/

Friending

Craig Groeschel

 

Friends love you at your worst and can help you be your best, but many of us don’t realize the importance of whom we choose to surround ourselves with. The friends you have help determine the quality and direction of your life. Where are your friendships leading you? Come learn what the Bible says about Friending.

 

A 4 Part Sermon Series with Discussion Questions

1. The Foundation Of Friendship

2. One Friend Away

3. One Community Away

4. Unfriending

 

Go to:http://www.life.church/watch/friending/

Flee Baby Flee From the series: Guardrails

Andy Stanley, NorthPoint Community Church

 

A ONE OFF SERMON

If there is one area in your life that absolutely needs some guardrails, this is probably it. It's the area that is the most difficult to recover from. It's the most needed yet most resisted area of all. Fortunately, the Bible is pretty clear on how we should approach it: flee.

 

1 x 43 minute message with discussion questions available for download.

 

Go to: http://northpoint.org/messages/guardrails/flee-baby-flee/

 

If your group enjoys this, you may want to explore other topics from this series covering Finance, Friendships, Sexual Morality & Marriage.

 

 

 

You Make Me Crazy

Saddleback Church

 

DO THIS AS A 9 PART SERIES OR ONE OFF'S WHENEVER YOU CHOOSE. 

Make Me Crazy is a 9-part series on surviving relationships God's way. Everyone has "crazymakers" in life, whether its a boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse, boss, or relative. This series will help bring sanity to your relationships so you can do more than just coexist; you can connect.

 

Messages include:

  • Six Keys to Peace in Relationships (Rick Warren)

  • Who's Pushing Your Buttons? (Rick Warren)

  • Resolving Conflict (Rick Warren)

  • Boundaries and Your Relationships (John Townsend)

  • Finding the Love of Your Life (Rick Warren)

  • Breaking Free From Abuse (Rick Warren)

  • Escaping The People-Pleaser Trap (Rick Warren)

  • The Solution For Religious Crazy Makers: More Jesus, Less Religion (Steve Arterburn)

  • Keeping Crazymakers From Making You Crazy (Rick Warren)

 

Go to: http://saddleback.com/watch/media/series/1736/You-Make-Me-Crazy%20%20

The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating

Andy Stanley, North Point Community Church

 

Sermon 1: The Right Person Myth: When I meet the right person, everything will be all right.This way of thinking creates trouble in our dating lives and sets us up for trouble in marriage. In this message, Andy challenges us to ask ourselves Am I the person the person I'm looking for is looking for? And he previews God's list of behaviors that will lead to success in dating and marriage.

 

Sermon 2: Gentlemans Club: Are the Bible's teachings about women relevant? In this message, Andy explains that Jesus' teachings about honoring women were extremely counter-cultural in the first century. They remain so today. So Christian men especially need to transform their thinking. And there are two simple steps to start with. *Please note, this message is not appropriate for all ages. Parental guidance is suggested.

 

Sermon 3: Designer Sex: Culture convinces us - and sometimes we convince ourselves - that sex is only physical. But if that is true, why is the pain of sexual sin so deep? Because sex is not just physical. It was designed by God to be so much more. In this message, Andy addresses common myths about sex outside of marriage and has two specific challenges going forward. *Please note, this message is not appropriate for all ages. Parental guidance is suggested.

 

Sermon 4: If I Were You: You can say, "I do." But can you follow through? A promise - even a promise as big as a wedding vow - doesn't mean anything without preparation to back it up. In this message, Andy has a "to do" list that will prepare you to one day say "I do" and mean it.

 

Watch the series and dowload the discussion questions: http://northpoint.org/messages/the-new-rules-for-love-sex-and-dating/

Find The Love Of Your Life

Rick Warren, Saddleback Church

 

A ONE OFF SERMON

This message "Find The Love Of Your Life" is sermon 5 from a 9 part series called "You Make Me Crazy". There’s more to love than what meets the eye, although our society values beauty and sex appeal above character. Pastor Rick gives God’s description of the kind of person you should marry along with seven character traits for a healthy partner. He also dispels three common myths about finding the love of your life. Perfect for anyone looking for love - no matter how old you might be. Teenagers, young adults, divorcees, widows. A great resource to watch BEFORE you even start looking!

 

This one hour sermon can be watched in one meeting or watch 30 minutes over two meetings.

 

Go to: http://saddleback.com/watch/media/find-the-love-of-your-life

You can download a one page sermon outline with key scriptures. This is for your group to complete & keep as the sermon is being preached.