Lie: Great relationships happen naturally.
Reality: Great relationships are unnatural.


Mark 6:4-5
Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives, and in his own home.” He could not do any miracles there except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them.

Dishonor – To Treat as Common or Ordinary

Honor – To Treat as Valuable, To Highly Esteem

What you value, you receive value from.

Honor lifts; dishonor tears down. Choose honor.

1 Timothy 1:17
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Samuel 2:30
Therefore, the LORD, the God of Israel, declares: “I promised that members of your family would minister before me forever.” But now the LORD declares: “Far be it from me! Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained.”

Philippians 2:3-5
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility, value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 13:4
Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.

Ephesians 6:1-2
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother,”—which is the first commandment with a promise.


Numbers 11:1a
Now, the people complained about their hardships in the hearing of the LORD, and when he heard them, his anger was aroused.


Matthew 7:1
Do not judge, or you too will be judged.

Negative Arrogant

Proverbs 16:18
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

Philippians 4:8 TLB
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

We speak honor.

Proverbs 18:21
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Ephesians 4:29
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

Proverbs 15:1
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Romans 12:10
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

Isaiah 29:13
The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.

Proverbs 3:9
Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops.

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