We can connect as the body of Christ by working on the same spiritual disciplines together. Take time this week to read scripture, pray, and reach out with the love of Christ.
This Week's Goal: Start Being Hospitable
Scripture Memory: Romans 15:5-7
May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
Show Christ's Love
What gifts has God blessed you with? Who can you share those gifts with this week? Who needs a text, a phone call, or a card from you this week? Write down a list of people you can encourage, and follow through as a response to the goodness of God.
Scripture & Prayer Plan
Seek to show hospitality
When you hear the word hospitality do you only think of restaurants and hotels? The words has been taken over in our culture, and therefore lost its spiritual roots. The scriptures connect hospitality with the following: genuine love, service, honor, patience in trials, constant prayer, and meeting people’s needs. How does that deepen your perspective on showing hospitality?
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers.
It can be easy to dismiss strangers from our lives. We even teach our kids about stranger danger (rightly so). But sometimes, we use that as an excuse to close ourselves off from people. Many people act as if their own family are strangers. Who does God want to soften your heart toward today? Are you ready to show hospitality to anyone God leads your way?
Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.
1 Peter 4
Do you ever feel like you’re the only one who contributes at home or work or on your ministry team? Peter gives encouragement to be faithful in showing hospitality with a godly inner attitude. No grumbling. Imagine God’s inexhaustible ability to do that. Ask him to fill you today. And then do it again tomorrow. And so on.
Live in harmony with one another.
Romans 12 is listed twice this week. It’s not a typo. This is such an important passage to meditate on, and let it form our hearts and minds in Christ. How do you sense the Holy Spirit leading you today? When I think of harmony, I think of amazing singers. You can tell when singers harmonize well, because they listen well. Singers who don’t harmonize well, sing over each other. They think their part is the most important part. How can you start to harmonize well this week?
Take part in the relief of the saints.
2 Corinthians 8:1-15
There are Christians all around you who need relief. Some need spiritual relief, others have very practical needs, still others need a safe space to share their heart. Who can you provide relief to in name of Christ this week?
One body with many members.
1 Corinthians 12:12-31
Who is the most essential person in your church? Turns out, it’s everyone! Without Christ, there would be no church body. And in the body of Christ, no part is more or less necessary. As you think about regathering with your church family, who is God inviting you to embrace as an essential part of the body of Christ?
Let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement.
2 Corinthians 6:1-7:1
This has been a difficult season of life, and it has been easy to develop habits, attitudes, thoughts, and patterns of living that don’t honor Christ. Now is a great time to confess your sins to God, asking him to forgive you through Christ. Ask God to soften your heart toward him, first and foremost. Then toward your brothers and sisters in Christ. Prepare your heart for regathering.
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The purpose of Anchor Church Adult Ministries is not to gather a quantity of disciples, but to intentionally develop a quality of discipleship in those our Lord sends to us. Maturing disciples should: Worship Christ, Walk with Christ, and Work for Christ as they progress in the lifelong pursuit of genuine biblical discipleship.