Wednesday, May 25, 2016

May 25, 2016

Read:  Romans 15:15-16, Matthew 7:1-5

Why are Christians to be hesitant when correcting others? What does an eagerness to confront indicate?

What precautions should be taken in order to avoid this problem? Be specific.

How do you feel when correcting others? Why? How does this confirm or convict? Pray about it now.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016

Read:  Romans 15:14-15, Matthew 5:29-30, John 15:1-5, 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Why is spiritual correction always going to be necessary in the Christian life?

What is implied when God “prunes” about how it will feel? Why is this important to remember?

When was the last time you were spiritually corrected? How did you respond? How do you need to adjust?

Monday, May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016

Read:  Romans 15:14-15, Galatians 6:1, Colossians 3:16, 1 Thessalonians 5:11-14, James 5:19-20

In what way are Christians called to be spiritually correct and encourage one another? Why?

How can resisting this process hinder spiritual growth? Why will this be different from today’s PC world?

How do you typically respond to correction? Why? What are some ways you can be more receptive?

Saturday, May 21, 2016

May 21, 2016

Read:  Romans 13:1-7, John 18:33-36, Mark 8:34-36, 10:35-45

How did Jesus’ perspective inform His politics? Why is this important for every Christian to remember?

How do you see Christians today missing this point? Why? What is the result?

How often do you talk about politics compared to the Gospel? What is God showing you needs to change?

Friday, May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016

Read:  Romans 15:8-9, John 3:16-18, Matthew 5:14-16, 18:15-20

Why is it important for Christians to maintain an eternal perspective? What can happen without it?

Explain the difference between biblical tolerance and being politically correct. (Hint: change vs. enable)

With whom do you need to step into biblical tolerance? Pray and ask God to give you practical steps.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

May 19, 2016

Read:  Romans 15:8-12, Psalm 18:49, 67:5, 117:1, Isaiah 11:10

Why did Paul quote Old Testament references to the Roman church? How would this have helped unity?

What does this highlight about the endgame for biblical tolerance? How is this different than the world?

How do you see the church missing this truth today? How can you prevent this from happening to you?

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

May 18, 2016

Read:  Romans 15:7-9, Matthew 10:5-6, 8:5-13, Luke 24:44-49, Acts 1:6-8

Why did Jesus and the Gospel first go to the Jews? What was God’s ultimate plan for the Gospel?

How should this have encouraged unity in the Roman church? What does unresolved division say to God?

How do you see this happening today? Pray and confess how you have been sinning in this way.