Today is Wednesday, April 9th. When I first realized that the Daily I would be writing today was based on one verse, I felt a tinge of frustration. “How am I going to come up enough content to provide a full study on one verse,” I asked myself. Then I read the verse. Sometimes the most profound truths come in the smallest packages, and today is no exception. - Peter
(Take time to write down responses to these questions or discuss in your group)
- Name someone in your life that is easy to get along with. Name someone who is challenging. What makes them this way?
- How is the Lord impacting someone you are walking with (to help grow in or discover Jesus)
Take some time to thank and praise God for who He is, to pray for those you are walking with, for the needs you/group are facing, and for the Spirit to open your heart and eyes as you read the passage, which has been completely inspired by God.
DISCOVER [Romans 12:18 ]
+ WHAT is this passage saying and what do we learn? (Use these questions below each portion of text to clarify the main point)
18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
_ What are the conditions placed upon living peaceably listed in this verse?
_ What can we control when it comes to living peaceably with another? What can’t we control?
_ What does living peaceably look like? Why is it important?
_ Paul begins this chapter telling us to offer ourselves as living sacrifices to the Lord. How does this play into that?
+ HOW am I compelled to confess sin and how does the gospel compel me to respond with a simple step of action/obedience? (Here are some thoughts to discuss in break-outs)
_ Who is someone in my life that I need to reconcile with? How can I take steps towards peace with them? What conditions can I control and what is out of my control?
_ Consider the steps that Jesus took to leave peaceably with all, as far as it depended on Him. What can we learn from His example?
+ WHO are you walking with to discover or grow in Jesus and what is your next step with them, how can we help?