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Relationships Discussion Aids

John 13:34-35 “A new commandment I give unto you,That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”

Christ himself reveals to us the type of love we should have for one another in our relationships. He models the opportunities we have to encourage and strengthen each other through the relationships God places in our life. These discussion aids are intended to build conversation around common, core issues for relationships. They are designed to be used in a small group setting as a way to seek truth, provide understanding and encourage use as we strive to be Christ-like in our relationships.

We have a great opportunity to learn from each other as we share our experiences, struggles, and victories in order to create God-honoring relationships.

This Bible study discussion aid is best intended for small groups which meet regularly. Assuming you are meeting as a group, when you come together, begin with prayer and ask the Holy Spirit to penetrate hearts with His Word. The individual lessons have been designed to be used singly or in combination with others. Each lesson begins with at least one verse from Scripture. This verse or subsequent verses could be used as a possible memory verse from session to session. It is suggested each member of the group complete the lessons individually and come to the group prepared to discuss the lesson. Be confident that time in God’s Word and in the fellowship of God’s people has great potential to build up, convict and encourage your heart.

Romans 12:5 “So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another”

INDEX OF LESSONS

  1. Communication
  2. Boundaries
  3. Relationships within the Church Body
  4. Relationships with the Opposite Sex
  5. Relationships with Unbelievers
  6. Conflict Resolution
  7. Forgiveness
  8. Personality Differences
  9. Seeking Key Relationships
  10. Supporting One Another Through Life Stressors
  11. Viewing Others with Grace and Truth
  12. Serving Others Through our Relationships

Click here to view the discussion aid packet as PDF or a Booklet.


For Further Information:

Friendship: Growing Side By Side
This instructive and enlightening Bible study from InterVarsity Press has been adapted with permission by ACCFS. The study consists of ten lessons and can be done individually, in small groups, and congregationally. Copies of this study can be purchased from Apostolic Christian Publications.