Monday: Read 1 John 3:1. If you are God’s child and He is the Father of all, what does this tell you about your relationship to other believers?
Tuesday: Read 1 John 4:11, 21, Galatians 6:2, 6, James 5:16. For each of the passages answer these two questions. What are we to share? How can we share this?
Wednesday: Read Proverbs 27:17 and Ecclesiastes 4:9-10. After reading these passages, if there is someone else in the room with you, explain to that person why fellowship/Christian community is important.
Thursday: Read 1 Corinthians 12:14-27. Who gave the members their various parts? (V. 18) What is the Spirit’s desire? (V. 25) What attitudes can lead to disharmony in the Body? (Vv. 15, 16, 21) Are there any unnecessary functions (members) in the Body? (Vv. 20-22). Think of what happens when you hit your finger with a hammer. How does this affect the entire body?
Friday: Read 1 Peter 5:1-5. This passage gives direction to pastors and church members. In doing so, it also gives good leadership principles for us to follow as we lead within the church. Looking specifically at verses 2-3, develop a list of right ways to lead and another list of wrong ways to lead.
Saturday: Read Ephesians 4:2-3. According to this passage, what will preserve unity in the Body? How do these behaviors help preserve unity? Examine your attitudes toward other Christians. Is there another member of Christ’s Body you find difficult to relate to in love? Why?
You can GO DEEPER this week by:
- Start the The Discipleship Journal Bible Reading Plan (PDF).
- Download the YouVersion Bible Application on your smartphone or tablet.
- Read the book The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands by Lysa TerKeurst
- Check out this online store Artisan Connect (ministry story from The Village)