Life Hacks for Relationships
“The VIP in Your Relationship”
1. When the VIP in your relationship is you, it cultivates:
“Serve me” mindset
Assuming our perspective is the right perspective.
Ineffective –>Relational friction
2. When the VIP in your relationship is not you, it cultivates:
We only see things as they appear us.
Healthy communication –>Relational harmony
Humility grows as we worship and obey Jesus and serve others.
Life Group Questions: Applying the Teaching to Our Life
- If you’ve ever been at an event where you were either treated as or were near a VIP, tell your group about it.
- Read Matthew 20:20-28. Who are you more like: James and John, their mom, or the other disciples? Why?
- Have you ever said about a kind of food: “___________ is gross/nasty, etc.”? That statement is perspectival arrogance since you turned a statement of opinion into a statement of fact. Name other ways we practice perspectival arrogance.
- How can we recognize and abandon perspectival arrogance?
- What problems and difficulties do you see in living out the Life Hack we learned in this sermon (“Treat the people you are in relationship with as a VIP.”)?
- Go around the room and come up with practical ways you can treat the people you are in relationship with as VIP’s. Practice those this next week.
Core CHRISTlike Characteristic: Relates with Other-Centered Love/Loving People