ARE YOU A PEOPLE PERSON?
There's A Reason Why You Should Be
Relationships matter to God.
and a brother is born for adversity.
As iron sharpens iron, so a man
sharpens the countenance of his friend.
Open rebuke is better than love carefully concealed.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up.
My friends scorn me; my eyes pour out tears to God.
Oh, that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleads for his neighbor!
Paul says in Philippians 1:3-4:
And we also see this relational side of Paul in Philippians 4:1-3.
As Paul sits in a Roman prison, he's reminiscing on the relationships that he has and the people he values. His loving, relational side is seen as he writes with emotion and concern for his dear Philippians. I see the relational side of Paul in Philippians. And I think we can all learn from the Apostle Paul and how he valued people - valued relationships.
Sunday we will see that Paul especially valued relationships that were built in difficult days and relationships that produced fruit. The lesson we will see is that Paul's joy came from the relationships that he had.
I don't know if you're a "people person" or more of a loner, but I am convinced that relationships do matter to God - and should matter to us.
I encourage you to come out Sunday at 10am to hear more about "The Apostle Paul: A People Person".
See you Sunday,