Have you ever noticed two people walking into an elevator talking, but once they enter the elevator they stop talking. Years ago, several crazy friends and I were about to step on an elevator. The thing was full of people who gave us that hey-you-guys-aren't-gonna-try-to-get-in-are-you? It shows us that people can be surrounded by other people in a crowded setting, and not experience community.
This will permanently damage the relationship beyond repair. Un-forgiveness: It is lunacy to think that your un-forgiveness hurts the other person! Be quick to confess when you have hurt someone else.
Scriptures: 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8Elevators are unusual places, aren't they? You're packed like sardines close to people you've never met, and you really try not to touch them. You can't look at anyone; in fact, you don't look anywhere except up, watching the numbers light up. As the door slid shut behind him, he smiled big and said loudly, "You might have wondered why we called this meeting today! In many respects that elevator is a microcosm of our world today: a large, impersonal institution where anonymity, isolation, and independence are the uniform of the day.
"Dating" is not a relationship, it is a method people employ in our culture to get to know others of the opposite that was not employed in Biblical times.
A second kind of relationship is brother-sister in Christ.
Despite the problems springing up in this fledgling congregation, its clear that Paul was generally satisfied with the Colossian Christians.
Scriptures: 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8Elevators are unusual places, aren't they?
The truth is, when we learn to pursue a lasting reality over a fleeting fantasy we are doing more than just looking for the right kind of person, we are becoming a better person ourselves in the process.
FUEL HSM continues in its series on Relationships having the very frank discussion on Sex - specifically with the issue of sexual excess and the right to sexual happiness that we are surrounded with in the world.
You're packed like sardines close to people you've never met, and you really try not to touch them.