Series Big Idea
For some of us, we are in open conflict with family or friends (or maybe even estranged). For others of us, we quietly hold resentments against people. Often at the core of relational breakdowns is hurt and disappointment. The other person isn’t who we needed or wanted them to be. This could be:
A parent who didn’t provide the support we needed.
A child whose decisions broke our heart.
A spouse who is emotionally distant.
A friend who holds views we despise.
A co-worker who let us down.
Or it could be that we didn’t measure up to who someone else needed or wanted us to be. The hurt, pain, and frustration we feel in these relationships is real. And these broken relationships take a toll on us because we’re only as happy as our core relationships are healthy. However, the place we often get stuck is in thinking that in order for the relationship to be repaired, it is the other person who will need to change. But relational restoration begins with us. We have to do the work. In this series, we will encourage and challenge one another to do the work of restoring relationships.
Message 1 | Restoration Starts With You
Message Big Idea: To restore relationships, we must do the work of identity formation.
Scripture: 1 John 4:7-21, Isaiah 54:10, Romans 8:38-39, John 1:12-13
Message 2 | How to Confront Your Own Failures
Message Big Idea: To restore relationships, we must do the work of self-awareness.
Scripture: Matthew 7:3-6, James 4:1-2, Proverbs 14:8, Proverbs 20:5
Message 3 | Reconcile the Bottom Line
Message Big Idea: To restore relationships, we must do the work of forgiveness.
Scripture: Colossians 3:12-14, Ephesians 4:31-32, Matthew 18:21-35
Message 4 | Make the First Move
Message Big Idea: To restore relationships, we must do the work of initiating.
Scripture: Romans 5:8, Matthew 5:23-24, Romans 12:1-2, Romans 12:9-10, 14-18
- Sermon Manuscript in MS Word
- Discussion Guide in MS Word and PDF
- MP3 of messages
- Service Flow for each week