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Port Hueneme church of Christ


Relationship with God

John 15:9-15

by Mason French


  • Introduction
    • 1. Every normal person has relationships
    • 2. How do we live in those relationships according to God's Word?
  • I. LIFE'S MOST IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIP
    • A. Focus on Three Things
      • 1. Great commandment
      • 2. Great privilege
      • 3. Great cliche
        • a. Matthew 22:36-40
    • B. If We Give Self to Lord, Three Things Happen
      • 1. Sins forgiven
      • 2. Become children
      • 3. Change from inside
  • II. RELIGION OR RELATIONSHIP?
    • A. Religion Focuses on Rules and Rituals
    • B. Relationship Focues on Connected
    • C. Different Approaches (Luke 7:31-35)
  • III. WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO HAVE A "GREAT" RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD?
    • A. Colossians 3:17
    • B. Find What Works for You (Romans 14:4-6)
    • C. Beware of Substituting Rituals with Relationship
      • 1. I Samuel 15:22-23; Colossians 2:20-23
      • 2. The substance (I Corinthians 13:2-3)
  • IV. EXPECT TO GO THROUGH HILLS AND VALLEYS
    • A. Reality (John 15:14-15)
      • 1. Remember the lacking church (Revelation 2:1-7)
  • Conclusion

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