Home Church: Give Preference To One Another
THIS IS A SPECIAL "HOME CHURCH" MESSAGE FROM PASTOR KYLE DURING THIS TIME WITHOUT CHURCH SERVICES BEING HELD DUE TO COVID19.
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Hello Church Family,
Below is a Bible study guide that I encourage you to use in your homes this Sunday morning. As I stated in an earlier email, please consider meeting in small groups of 10 or less in your own homes to have an “at home” church service. In addition to using this Bible study guide, please consider spending some time in prayer as well as singing some songs.
Thank you so much for being flexible through this time as we wait on the Lord.
- Pastor Kyle
“Home Church” Bible Study Guide
Topic: Give Preference to One Another
Read Romans 12:9-21
In this passage, Paul is instructing believers to “live” like believers. He does this by giving a list of Christlike behaviors that we should be doing. Essentially, this passage shows us what Christian living should look like. Shortly into this list we are instructed to “give preference to one another in honor.”
Read verse 10 in several different translations, if you have them (Examples: NASB, ESV, NIV, NKJV, Amplified, etc.).
In your own words, what does it mean to “give preference to one another” (NASB)?
The beginning of verse 10 says: “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.” In the Greek, the two words used in this passage (philostorgos and philadelphia) best describe the brotherly love and affection that is typically seen in a loving family.
How is this type of love in the family of God essential to “giving preference to one another”?
In verses 11-21 note all the commands you see that are related to “giving preference to one another.” Also note the commands that relate to how we should regard non-believers as well.
Read Romans 12:3
How will heeding the command to “not thinking more highly of yourself than you ought to think” effect what we are commanded to do in verse 10?
Read Philippians 2:1-8
How are we to be “united” as verse 2 describes? What “one purpose” are we to be intent on?
What does it look like to “regard one another as more important than yourself” as described in verse 3?
What form of balance do you see in verse 4? Are we to neglect our own needs to help fulfill the needs of others?
Verse 5 commands us to have the same attitude that was also in Christ. What attitude is that, as described in verses 6-8?
What are some more examples of how we see this attitude displayed in the life of Christ?
In this time of uncertainty, we see so many acting selfishly out of fear because they have no hope in Christ. How and why should we be acting differently? In what ways can we display the love of Christ to the unsaved world by having an attitude like Christ?