Discovering our Identity Lesson #5

Discovering Godly Relationships


Intro: Who would you consider to be your best friend ?


  1. 2 Cor 5:17, John 3:3 When we accept Jesus as our savior, we begin a completely new life in Christ, we start the journey of discovering our true identity.
    1. Gal 5:1 Another important aspect of discovering our true identity in God is to discover the Godly relationships God has for us.
      1. Prov 27: 17 God made us as people to be in relationship with others, the people who surround us help shape our identity.
      2. 1 Cor 15:33 When we choose friends or are in dating relationships that are not of God, then we are influenced away from God and his plan for our lives.
    2. Hebrews 10:25 When we choose to surround ourselves with others who are on fire for God then we are influenced to persevere and press on in our walk with God
  2. Song of Solomon 2:15 The challenge is that when we first accept Christ, or we rededicate our lives to Christ we still have old relationships to deal with.
    1. Luke 14:26 Many Christians struggle with letting go of old relationships out of fear of disappointing the other person, or fear of being alone.
      1. Eph 4:27 When we don’t deal with the wrong friendships and relationships in our lives, then they become a trap and pull us away from God.
      2. 2 Cor 6:17 For us to grow in God, we must take the step of faith and cut off every wrong friendship or dating relationship
    2. Phil 4:19, Mt 6:33 When we take this step, God will send us new Godly friends and in his timing a Godly dating relationship, the relationships God sends us will make us better, help us get closer to God and help us discover our true identity!




  1. Who is someone you consider to be one of the most positive influences in your life? In what ways have they influenced you toward God?
  2. What are some of the reasons why surrounding ourselves with Godly relationships is so important?
  3. Why can be so hard at times for so many people to let go of ungodly friendships or dating relationships?
  4. Are there any here who have some wrong friendships, or dating relationships you need to let go of? Are you ready to take that step?


End: Pray for any who need to get saved, or rededicate their lives to Christ, then pray for any who need to let go of old relationships and find Godly ones, then take requests.