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Strategic Relationships - Week 6

March 21, 2021 | By Jim Burgen

Jim’s message this weekend centers around our need to be strategic in all our relationships; putting God first, family next, followed by friends. Whether a “good” or “bad” relationship, each holds the possibility of pulling us away from fulfilling our Compelling Vision—what God has called us to do.


  1. “Glorious Day” by Passion, Kristian Stanfill
     Available on “Glorious Day -Live” by Passion, Kristin Stanfill
  2. “Another In The Fire” by Hillsong UNITED
     Available on “People (Live)” by Hillsong UNITED
  3. “Run To The Father” by Cody Carnes
     Available on “Run To The Father” by Cody Carnes
  4. “Nothing Else” by Flatirons Music


  1. In his message, Jim shared that all relationships bring an element of risk. Do you agree, and if so, where have you found this to be true?
  2. Jim said good and bad relationships can be characterized with these words:
    A. Good: trust, commitment, respect, vulnerability and ongoing honest communication.
    B. Bad: distrust, inconsistent, disrespectful, dishonesty and manipulation. Can you share some of the good and bad relationships you’ve had and the end results?
  3. Read Matthew 16:13-23 and Mark 14:1-20 as a group.
    A. What stands out to you the most?
    B. Is there anything confusing or troubling about these stories?
    C. What do you think about the way Jesus responds to Peter in Matthew 16:17- 20 vs. the way he responds to him in Matthew 16:23, and the way Jesus responds in Mark 14:7?
    D.Where do you see Jesus being “strategic” in his relationships in these stories that kept him on task?
  4.  Jim also said, “Don’t try to get from anyone or anything what you can only get from God.” Where (if ever) have you found this to be true? 
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