Take one step closer to being and bringing love to the real people and problems all around us.
What are some ways you can minister to your neighbors? Examples: When a neighbor is ill or recovering from surgery, mow their grass or deliver a ready-to-eat meal.
It all started when we realized that God loves us. Then God filled us. We continue to be loved and filled until we are full. This fullness is to pour into other people’s lives. Sometimes God puts us near a person we don’t even like. Then it’s time to let God pour into us and show us that person as He sees him/her. When God has done the filling, we are ready to pour.
Primary Scripture: Luke 6:27-31
1. Pastor Chris asked, “What is in your hands?” God asked Moses this question in Exodus 4:2. Recall and relate what God taught Moses in verses 2-5. Now ask yourself: what is in your hand that God can use to pour out love on the people all around you?
2. Following Luke 6:27-28, how do you respond when a person posts something mean about you on Facebook or Twitter?
3. Which is easier, doing good for someone who hates you or praying for someone who mistreats you? Why?
4. James 1:27 says to keep from being polluted by the world. What choices do you need to make for this to happen?
Discovery Bible Method:
For deeper study, as an alternative to the questions above, read Luke 6:27-36 and use the Discovery Bible Method to explore the passage with a particular focus on verses 27-28.