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How To Enjoy The People In Your Life

How To Enjoy The People In Your Life

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HOW TO ENJOY THE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFEHow to Enjoy the Rest of Your Life - Part 1 of 12Philippians 1:3-11Rick Warren
PHILIPPIANS 1:3-11Four Keys To Enjoying People1.______________________________________________________ (vs. 3)
"I thank my God every time I remember you." 
Background: Acts 16Lesson #1:
"...you have helped me ... from the very first day until now." 
 (vs. 5)
 
GN2. ______________________________________________________ (vs. 4)
"In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy ..." 
Lesson #2: The quickest way to change a relationship from bad to good is to start:
"And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depthof insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blamelessuntil the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ - to the glory and praise of God."
(vs. 9-11)What to pray for others: Pray they will . . .(vs. 9)(vs. 10a)(vs. 10b)(vs. 11)
 
1-ii3. _______________________________________________________ (vs.6)
"Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on tocompletion until the day of Christ Jesus." 
Lesson #3Our Mistake: We judge others by how far they ________________  ____________________ rather than how far ____________________.4. _____________________________________________________ (vs.7,8)
"It is right for me to feel this way about all of you since I have you in my heart." "God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus." "God has poured out his love into our hearts by means of the Holy Spirit, who is God's gift to us." 
 Rom. 5:5 (GN)Lesson #4: The secret of enjoying the people in my life is to be:
 
HOW TO ENJOY THE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFEHow to Enjoy the Rest of Your Life - Part 1 of 12Philippians 1:3-11Rick Warren
Today we start a new series. Philippians is a personal book. It tells us the most about Paul. It's a personal letter. It's also a practical letter. It deals with a lot of the problems in life that we allface, a lot of examples of day to day decisions. Most of all Philippians is a positive book. Thewords "joy" or "rejoice" or "be glad" are used seventeen different times in this book. I'm callingthis series "How to Enjoy the Rest of Your Life" because it deals with how to be joyful in spite of circumstances, in spite of problems.In the first chapter, Paul starts right off talking about people. If relationships are bad, life stinks.If relationships are strained, life is difficult. If you have problems with people it kills the joy inyour life.This morning I want us to look at "How To Enjoy the People in Your Life." Peter Drucker, thefather of American management, said that the number one characteristic of a CEO, of a leader, isthat they enjoy other people.Do you enjoy the people around you? the people that you work with? the people that you'remarried to? the people in your family? The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 9:9, "Husbands [men] enjoylife with your wife whom you love." The problem I find is that many marriages are more a matter of endurance than enjoyment. We don't really enjoy the people in our lives, we tolerate them, we put up with them. We endure them.
What does it take to enjoy the people in your life? Four keys:1. Be grateful for the good in people.
V. 3. "I thank my God every time I remember you."Paul said I like to remember the good things about people, focus on the good times we've had,remember the positive experiences. What do you remember about people? The good experiencesor the bad experiences.When Paul said this he had not had an easy time in Philippi. Acts 16 tells us the background of this story. When he went to Philippi he was arrested illegally, whipped, humiliated, thrown in prison. While in prison there was an earthquake. He was asked to leave town. Paul did not havea good time in Philippi, he had a bad time. Yet he says, when I think of you I remember the goodthings. "I thank God every time I remember you." Paul could have dwelt on the negative. Hecould have remembered the painful memories. He chose not to remember the painful and hefocused on the things he could be grateful for.Maybe you have, in your past, been hurt by a parent or a partner and you're still holding on to thathurt. As a result you can't enjoy them today. You're still focusing on the bad and the negative.Be grateful for the good in people. Pleasant memories are a choice. I can choose what I'm goingto remember about the past.
LESSON #1: Remember the best, forget the rest.

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