Decisions # 5

 Decisions in our relationships


Intro: Would you rather visit the beaches of the Carribean or visit the snow covered mountains of Alaska and why?


  1. 2 Cor 6:14-15, Gal 6:7 The decisions we make in our relationships have a major impact in every area of our lives.
    1. Deut 30:19 God wants us to make good decisions in who are closest friends are, and who we consider dating, so we can have truly blessed lives.
      1. S.S. 2:15 There are many people who start off loving God, and wanting to do right, but end up backsliding because they did not make good relationship decisions.
      2. 1 Cor 15:33 Many dont use wisdom in their friendships, befriending those who are not christians, or are apathetic, and they end up compromising in areas in their lives
    2. Judges 16:18-20 Many people also become impatient and date people who are not saved, or who have low standards, and end up having major problems.
  2. Rom 8:14,John 14:15 God wants to speak to us to guide us in making good decisions in our relationships so we can avoid all of the pain and problems from bad relationships.
    1. John 10:27 God will speak to us through his word, in prayer, through the advise of pastors and leaders, and through his still small voice in our spirits.
      1. S.S. 2:7, 3:5, 8:4 God has the perfect person chosen for each of us to marry, in his perfect time, we must learn to be patient and wait on God.
      2. 1 Peter 5:5 The reason many people have problems in relationships is because of impatience, pride, and an unwillingness to submit to Gods will and timing
    2. Matt 6:33, Gen 2:18,19,24 God promises that he will provide everything we need, including our husband or wife, we need to be buzy serving in ministry as we wait!




  1. Does any one here have an example of a bad relationship that you were in and the effects this relationship had on your life?
  2. Why do you think it is so important that we spend our time serving God and doing his will rather than trying to find a girlfriend or boyfriend?
  3. Who has a testimony of how you waited on Gods timing and Gods will for who you should date and marry?
  4. Are there any here tonight who feel God is leading you to make some changes in your freindships or dating relationships? what changes is God leading you to make?


End: Pray for any who need to accept Christ or recommit their lives to Christ, and pray for any who need to make good decisions in their relationships, then take requests.