B.15: Being a Disciple of Jesus Developing relationships in my church family

What is your biggest challenge in building relationships with others in your local Church?

How have you overcome these challenges?

A Story

“I feel all alone.” This statement was expressed by a young man who was brought to a church with some friends. He came reluctantly because his experiences in the past with church were not relational and boring. He wondered if this would work. His friends brought him to the class that was working on developing true discipleship with Jesus. During his time in the class, he could ask his questions. The group and leaders answered his questions patiently. He became faithful in the group and completed his Bible study assignments. He began to experience the love of the group and the acceptance of him. This brought joy and hope for what his purpose in life was. As a disciple of Jesus, he began to feel the love of Christ through the relationships in this gathering. From there, more friendships were developed and he began to bring his seeking friend who later trusted Christ and experienced the same love and fellowship.

Digging Into The Bible

Let’s look at the verse Hebrews 10:24,25

“Let us consider how to spur one another on to love and good deeds. Let us not give up on meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another and more as you see the day approaching.”

Discussion & Discovery

  1. What does it mean to spur one another on toward love and good deeds?
  2. Why is meeting together so important?
  3. How do you see these meetings happening?
  4. What should happen in these meetings? What is the day approaching?

Application & Accountability

  1. How have you been encouraged in your commitment so far?
  2. What steps can you take to find this level of relationship?
  3. When would you like to get started?
  4. What is hindering you so far from being with other family members in God’s family?
  5. How do we overcome that?
  6. How can I help?

Digging In Deeper

  1. What is the most important part of this lesson to you? Explain.
  2. How do you see applying aspects of this lesson to your life?
  3. When do you feel would be the best time to make that application?
  4. What do you hear the Lord speaking to you about this right now?

Similar Verses In The Bible

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