Expectations About Relationships - Mark Brauss

August 14th, 2017

☼ Relationship with Yourself …. Proverbs 30:8-9

 

          ► Tell myself the truth?

 

         ►  How do you experience me?

 

    ⌂ False Expectations ……

             

  • → comparing ourselves ….
  • Galatians 6:4 / II Corinthians 10:12

 

  • → people are judging me….
  • John 7:24 / Romans 14:12-13

 

  • → my past experiences determines my future…
  • Philippians 3:13-14

 

  • → I am a victim….
  • Galatians 6:7

  

     ⌂ Death by Selfie → the new Addiction

  • Romans 12:3

 

                   “Lord ,free us from our addiction to being liked.”

 

 ☼ Relationship with Others ….. Matthew 28:20-28

 

          ⌂ Expectations → validation from others

 

                   *External validation has insecurity at its core.

           

            ⌂ Doing Battle with Bitterness / Rejection / Revenge

                ► I Samuel 16:7

 

 

                  □ David & Eliab …. I Samuel 17:28-29

 

 

                  □ David & Saul …. I Samuel 17:32-33

 

 

                □ David & Goliath…. I Samuel 17:41-44

                

             ►  Developing Confidence in His Acceptance

 

  1.    Understand the miracle of your creation.

 

  1.    Realize the mystery that God chose you.

 

  1.     Grasp how costly it was for Jesus to rescue you.

 

  1.    Live from acceptance, nor for it.

  

           ► What’s it like to be my friend?

 

  

        ⌂ Expectations about Marriage …. Ephesians 5:33

 

 

                ►What’s it like to be married to me?

 
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