So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves. But whoever has doubts is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin. (Romans 14:22-23 NIV)
We who are strong must be considerate of those who are sensitive about things like this. We must not just please ourselves. We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord. For even Christ didn’t live to please himself… May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 15:1-3, 5-6 NLT)
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. (Romans 12:18 NIV)
Relational maturity is one of our Vineyard Core Values.
Growing healthy multi-generational, life-giving, Christ-centered relationships, in our church, in our small groups, in our families, and our communities.
– Relational Maturity – Sincere Love
– Missional Living – Transformation
– Passionate Worship – Pioneering
Definition of codependency – A pattern of behavior in which I find myself dependent on approval from someone else, for my self-worth and identity.
Knowing where you end, and I begin.
Accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory. (Romans 15:7 NLT)
Acceptance and agreement are two different things.
I am fully convinced, my dear brothers and sisters, that you are full of goodness. (Romans 15:14 NLT)
Love believes the best.
– Love is ever ready to believe the best of every person.
(1 Corinthians 13:7 AMPC)
– It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (NIV)
– Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures
through every circumstance. (NLT)
– Love always gives the benefit of a doubt. (ISV)
Sacrifice is biblical. But, so are boundaries.
Give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion… (2 Corinthians 9:7 NIV)
… join in my struggle by praying to God for me. Do this because of your love for me, given to you by the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:30 NLT)
“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. (Luke 6:32 NIV)
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.(Romans 15:13 NLT)
You can give without loving, but you can’t love without giving.