Sermon Notes 2021 08 08 AM

August 08, 2021 AM
Paul Gotthardt
(#3 in series)

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The Nature of Relationship

Philippians 3:7-11


Week 1 was about the goal of relationship.
What are we trying to achieve? The goal is to know Christ.


Week 2 was about the motivation of relationship.
Why are we in the relationship at all? Our motivation when entering relationship may unintentionally determine the extent of that relationship.


Week 3 is about the nature of relationship.
What defines our relationship with God? The nature of a relationship sets the parameters and establishes the ground rules.


What defines our relationship with God?

Key Truth #1: The nature of the relationship determines our __ within the relationship.

• __ defines our relationship with God.


In verses 8-9, Paul elaborated on what it means to have a relationship with God defined by love.

  • __ Christ
  • __ Christ
  • Being __ in Christ


There is nothing you can do to make God love you __ and there is nothing you can do to make God love you __.


Key Truth #2: Our relationship with God is defined by __ and made possible ONLY by the __ of Christ.


When a believer understands the nature of their relationship with God, it changes __.