“Toxic Relationships”

Bulletin/Handout notes
 
Original Message/Sermon: Kevin Cox
 
From One50Five service on 7/24/11.
 
(listen to sermon at one50five.com)
 
Toxic: Week Three
 
– Toxic: anything containing posionous material capable of causing serious sickness or even death.
 
Do not be mislead: “Bad company corrupts good character.” 1 Corinthians 15:33
 
Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. Their teaching will spread like gangrene.  2 Timothy 2:16-17
 
TOXIC COMPANY EXAMPLES:
-THE CHRONICALLY NEGATIVE
-THE CONTROLLERS
-THE TEMPTERS
 
MANAGING TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS:
 
1) Set healthy BOUNDARIES.
 
Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.” Matthew 16:23
 
Two ways to help set healthy boundaries:
a- “I won’t let you talk to me or treat me that way.”
b- “I’m no going there with you.”
 
2) Cut OFF the toxic relationship.
 
(Potiphar’s wife) caught (Joseph) by his cloak and said, “Come to bed with me!” But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house. Genesis 39:12
 
Walk-away point:
 
God’s cure for toxic relationships: QUIT INJECTING THEM INTO YOUR LIFE!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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