Sermon Response September 11, 2017

The Text: Read

  • Romans 15:7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.

  • Galatians 6:2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

  • Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. 11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? 12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

    Discuss:

  1. Why do you think the bible puts so much emphasis on how we are to live with one another?

  2. Why do you think the “church” has been seen as place where people get hurt? Has this ever happened to you?

3. In an ideal world how should the “church” treat one another?

Respond:

  1. Do you have people who “know” you? How long have you known these people and how did they come to be your people?

  2. Is the church a place where you find the people who know you? Why or why not.

  3. Are you there for people when they need you? Why or why not.

4. What do you need to do this week to better “know” or be “known” by others?

Prayer

God surround us with people who will be there when we are in seasons of need. Let us be the kind of people that help carry the burdens of others and encourage those around us. May we be a light to the people in our life.