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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Hope

February 24th, 2022

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is hope.

According to First Corinthians 13:7, love always hopes.

Whenever love is in the picture, hope is in view.  God’s love fills us with overflowing hope.

That hopeful perspective shines in our relationships with one another. One dimension of this hope is seeing the potential of others. We see someone else in the image of God, and treat them with dignity and respect. We see what they are capable of becoming under the influence of God’s grace.

Jesus loved Peter through his many flaws and failures. He never gave up on him. Instead, He prayed for him and worked with him.  In the process, Peter was groomed for leadership in the church that changed many lives for the glory of God. That is how God can use hope when it is expressed in love.

Hope is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk


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