View the sermon summary or dig deeper into the message during the sermon, in your personal Bible study, or with your family or Community Group in application-driven discussion.
Application / Challenge
- Recognize that you are a steward of this message that in Christ all people—no matter their race, gender or economic status—are equal participants in the blessings of God bestowed on his church.
- Because these blessings of God come to us by grace through faith, there is no place for self righteous pride. We have no reason to look down upon others because the salvation we enjoy was received not achieved. It has come to us by grace.
- In the church we are brothers and sisters in Christ, and we must treat one another that way. There is no place for partiality. Preference and prejudice must give way to love and sacrifice.
- Remember, that the angels observe what is happening in the church, so when it comes to how we treat one another, let’s be examples that God and the angels would be proud of!
TAKE ONE STEP
Each week, write down one doable concrete step of obedience, small or large, that you will put into practice this week. (James 1:22: “But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.”)
Community group leaders, use this version of TP/WP to prepare for meaningful discussion during your Community Group.