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1 August 2021
Series: People Fuel

People Fuel

“…Since we are all one body in Christ, we belong to each other, and each of us needs all the others.” Romans 12:5 NLT

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone”. Genesis 2:18 NLT

FUNCTIONAL NEEDS

RELATIONAL NEEDS

OBSTACLES TO ASKING FOR HELP

  • FEELING WEAK

Pride leads to destruction, and arrogance to downfall. Proverbs 16:18 GNT

  • FEELING SELFISH
  • TRUST ISSUES
  • SHAME
  • NOT FEELING DESERVING
  • THE LEADER’S DILEMMA

They triumphed over him (devil) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony. Revelation 12:11 NIV

  • MISUNDERSTANDING OF THE BIBLE

Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NLT

He (Jesus) told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” Matthew 26:38 NLT

God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. 1 Peter 4:10 NLT

Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. James 5:16 NLT

Then Jesus told this story: “A man planted a fig tree in his garden and came again and again to see if there was any fruit on it, but he was always disappointed. Finally, he said to his gardener, ‘I’ve waited three years, and there hasn’t been a single fig! Cut it down. It’s just taking up space in the garden.’ “The gardener answered, ‘Sir, give it one more chance. Leave it another year, and I’ll give it special attention and plenty of fertilizer. If we get figs next year, fine. If not, then you can cut it down.’” Luke 13:6-9 NLT

THE FRUIT OF OUR LIVES

1. PERSONAL

  • BEHAVIORS
  • THOUGHTS
  • VALUES
  • EMOTIONS

2.  PEOPLE

QUALITY ONE: VULNERABILITY

“The Capacity to be vulnerable allows us to truly know each other, to support each other, and to be a source of life and energy for each other. People who do not have several vulnerable relationships often struggle with isolation, energy problems, and self-doubt.” Dr. John Townsend

QUALITY TWO: THE CAPACITY TO SOLVE RELATIONAL PROBLEMS

3. PERFORMANCE

TRUNK OF CHARACTER

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. Romans 5:3-4 NLT

ASPECT ONE: BONDING

ASPECT TWO: BOUNDARIES

ASPECT THREE: REALITY

ASPECT FOUR: CAPABILITY