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TOKYO UNION CHURCH(Evangelism Ministry Team) Presents International Students Fellowship by: Michael Agbenyega & Diana Adjei 2 ND MARCH, 2013 Topic: HUMAN RELATIONSHIP ( Biblical and practical approach)

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Delving into how we can improve our human relationship, taking lessons from the Bible.


  • 1. TOKYO UNION CHURCH(Evangelism Ministry Team) Presents International Students Fellowship Topic: HUMAN RELATIONSHIP ( Biblical and practical approach)by:Michael Agbenyega & Diana Adjei2ND MARCH, 2013

2. OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION What is human relationship and how it all started? Types of human relationship Forming good relationship Signs of a good relationship Practical ways of maintaining a good relationship 3. HOW IT ALL STARTED "And the Lord God said, It is not good that man should be alone;I will make him a helper comparable to him" (Genesis 2:18NKJV). The creation of man was designed with a relationship at theback of Gods mind. Man was created to Listen (ears), Speak(mouth), Feel (skin and heart), Think (mind) and express variousemotions. Human Relation: The skill or ability to work effectivelythrough and with other people. No matter what you do for aliving or how well you do it, your relationship with others isthe key to your success or failure. 4. TYPES OF RELATIONSHIP Family Profession (Parents-al(Employe Children)r-employee) Ephes. 6: 1- Ephes . 6:5- 48 Phil.2: 1-4Songs ofLuke 6:27-28Solomon 1:16-17Ezekiel 18:5-9 Intimate Organisation/Relationship community(husband andwife) / 5. HOW CAN WE FORM GOODRELATIONSHIPS?Now, we are adults and a lot of our past experiences and life has contributed in shaping who we are today. Just for a few minutes, lets try to identify who we are ( Luke 6:42-45)-Am I in control of who I am or circumstances determines who I am?- Am I friendly to only a certain group /class of people?- Others? Learn about the people you want to have relations with. Stages of friendship-Forming-Storming-Norming-Performing-Adjourning 6. HOW CAN WE FORM GOODRELATIONSHIPS? Grace of God- Sometimes strengthening relationships requires both the grace of God and a deepreservoir of love. That was certainly the case with Hosea, who lived in Israel duringa time of financial prosperity but spiritual poverty. God, through Hosea, calledIsraels failed leaders to account.- Forgiveness and reconciliation often run counter to the way of the world and theway of our own hearts. Remember love of neighbor is love of God. Gen 1:26-27- God created us in his image with the ability to connect with others in deep andmeaningful ways. God created relational beings, beautiful and good. 7. SIGNS OF A GOOD RELATIONSHIP Unity and Sharing as seen in the the fellowship of the believers;Acts 2:44-45 Encouraging and empowering one another, because we all have difficulttimes. God is calling us to share in the vision and commitment to relate andencourage others. (Acts 9:1-2). Faithfulness and trust. Ezekiel 18:5-9 Spiritual growth. Mk 3: 35 Love. Mt. 22:39 Forgiveness. Ephesians 4:32 8. PRACTICAL WAYS OF MAINTAINING GOODRELATIONSHIPGOLDEN RULEThe rule of treating others as you would want to be treated in their place will ultimately lead to your own happiness. Matthew 7:12 Practice empathy and compassion. Make it a habit to try to place yourself in theshoes of another person. Once you can understand another person, and feel whattheyre going through, learn to want to end their suffering. How would you want to be treated? The Golden Rule doesnt really mean thatyou should treat someone else exactly as youd want them to treat you it meansthat you should try to imagine how they want to be treated, and do that. Be friendly. When in doubt, follow this tip. Its usually safe to be friendly towardsothers. Who doesnt like to feel welcome and wanted? 9. Be helpful. This is probably one of the weaknesses of our society. There is ageneral tendency to keep to yourself, and to ignore the problems of others. Listen to others. Another weakness: we all want to talk, but very few of us want tolisten. And yet, we all want to be listened to. So take the time to actually listen toanother person, rather than just wait your turn to talk. Stop criticism. We all have a tendency to criticize others, whether its people weknow or people we see on television. However, ask yourself if you would like to becriticized in that persons situation. Dont control others. Its also rare that people want to be controlled. Trust me. Sodont do it. This is a difficult thing, especially if we are conditioned to controlpeople. Be the change. Gandhi famously told us to be the change we want to see in theworld. Do you want people to treat each other with more compassion andkindness? Then let it start with you. Even if , the world doesnt change, at least youhave. Say a prayer for a friend, a relative, an enemy, someone you saw in trouble. 10. RELATIONSHIPQUOTES 11. for yourfriendship