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A Guide for Strengthening God-Given Relationships
by Paul Chappell
Deep in the heart of every human is a desire for community. God designed us to be relational beings and wants us to experience abundant, life-giving relationships. The reality of relationships in today’s society, however, strays far from this ideal. Homes become more like battlegrounds than bastions of refuge. Churches flounder in discord when they should flourish in unity. Social media thrives on people jostling to make a point rather than yielding to make a personal connection.
One wonders: Is it possible to build quality, meaningful relationships in a world rife with tension and conflict? Can broken relationships be restored? The answer is a definite yes. Relationships are God’s precious gifts to us and the channel through which we communicate His love. As believers, we are not isolated individuals but members of the body in Christ with specific roles to play in ministering to one another.
In this ten-lesson study, discover powerful truths from the “one another” passages of the New Testament and learn God’s divine plan for cultivating healthy, godly relationships. Learn how you can develop meaningful relationships by loving, encouraging, and building up one another in the faith.
This ministry download contains the following resources: (Leader's Guide sold separately)
Printable Student Outlines
Companion outlines are available (in both full page and folded page formats) as printable downloads through Striving Together Publications. These outlines include blanks that students or members of a group study may fill in during the lessons and also provide support Scripture verses that are used throughout each lesson. A packaged InDesign file (fully editable) and PDFs of each lesson are included.
These are excellent tools to engage members of a class or group study. Giving study participants a tangible resource encourages faithfulness to the class, provides participants with a devotional tool for use throughout the week, and allows them to review what they learned previously.
For each of the ten lessons, our presentation slides include the following:
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