The following blog post contains notes and application questions from our November 11, 2018 message, Philippians Week 5.
Did you know that a car engine has 14,000 parts that work together to make a car run? 14,000! As expensive and complex as an engine is, without oil—an extremely simple and inexpensive thing—an engine will lock up and die because of heat and friction. Similar to a car engine without oil, relationships are prone to friction and damage. In order to keep unity and not damage relationships, we need humility. Humility is the oil to healthy relationships.
Overlook your differences
Intentionally take interest
Look to Christ
Who is the unreasonable, very difficult relationship in your life? Once you’ve identified one person:
After spending time honestly answering the three questions above, initiate a conversation or meeting with that person and spend some time with them in the next seven days.