In the second installment of the “ReThink Everything” series, Pastor Dwayne looks at Jesus’ teaching that He has come so that we may have life in full in John chapter 10. He uses the passage to deal with several issues including building healthy relationships in God’s family.

Rethink Life

Rethink Everything, Part 02

It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. – Epictetus

Proverbs 9:9 – 9Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning.

John 10:10 – The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

Ephesians 2:19, 21 – 19Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God… 21in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord,

Matthew 22:37-39 – 37Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38This is the first and great commandment. 39And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’

Building Healthy Relationships In God’s Family

1. Transparency

Romans 12:9 – 9Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.

1 John 1:7-8 – 7But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 8If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

 You are as sick as your secrets.

1 John 1:7 – 7But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

2. Affection

Romans 12:10 – 10Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;

Titus 3:2 – 2to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men.

3. Progression.

Romans 12:12 – 12rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;

Ecclesiastes 4:10b – …woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up.

Hebrews 10:24 – 24And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,

4. Hospitality

Romans 12:13 – 13distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.

Acts 2:46 – 46So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart,

5. Harmony.

Romans 12:16 – 16Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.

1 Corinthians 1:10b – … you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.