Today is Tuesday the 1st of March. As Christians, we are called to live with one another as a community of believers worshiping our savior. However, in our human weakness, living in such close proximity can cause stress and frustration. How then do we live the way that was intended for us with our sinful nature? - Daniel
(Take time to write down responses to these questions or discuss in your group)
_When have you been in a situation where you were surrounded by people whom you love but were increasingly frustrated by them?
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 15.5-7 ]
5 May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, 6 that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7 Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
+ WHAT is this passage saying and what do we learn?
_Paul is praying that God will allow us to live in harmony with one another. Who exactly are we to live in harmony with?
_How does living in harmony with one another change the way we glorify God?
_Why is it important that we glorify God together?
_How has Jesus welcomed us?
_How does the example Jesus showed us help with welcoming one another?
+ HOW am I compelled to confess sin and how does the gospel compel me to respond with a simple step of action/obedience?
_Are you in harmony with other members of Downtown Hope?
_Are you in harmony with Christians outside of Downtown Hope?
_Does your relationship with your fellow Christians bring glory to God?
+ WHO are you walking with to discover or grow in Jesus and what is your next step with them, how can we help?