Forgive One Another – Week 2 in “…another series”
Verse for the Week
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
– Colossians 3:13
Daily / Word
Monday Colossians 3:1-17
Tuesday Ephesians 4:17-32
Wednesday Matthew 18:21-35
Thursday Romans 7:14-25
Friday Colossians 3:1-17
Saturday 1 John 1:1-10
Prayer for the Week
Jesus, You are the foundation and basis of our relationships. Encourage us with this promise: You are with us as we share life with one another.
Lord, Your death on the cross forgives our sins and enables us to forgive others. Let the vitality of Your cross be evident in our lives.
Give us the strength to acknowledge our weakness;
give us the courage to love others as they are;
wrap us in the power to give and receive Your loving forgiveness.
Jesus, we cannot move forward except by Your grace; be present in our relationships.
Taking worship home
With a friend or family member talk about one or more of the following:
What’s the biggest job you have ever done with a power tool?
If you were going to be on the cover of a magazine, what would you wear?
Share a significant disappointment and a significant joy from the last year.
“Disillusioned” means disappointed in someone or something that you discover is less good than you thought.
Have you ever been disillusioned by someone? What happened next?
Have you ever been disillusioned with yourself? What happened next?
Do you think Jesus was/is ever disillusioned? Why or why not?
The Bonhoeffer quote in the sermon notes seems to suggest that a kind of disillusionment is a key step in receiving true Christian community with open and thankful hearts.
Talk about what you think that means for you and your community.
Where does Jesus show up in your disillusionment?
Why do we need Jesus in our Christian relationships?
What is Jesus doing in your week that leaves you feeling joyful or free?
Click here for the in-home handout.
Click here for the Sunday Bible class handout.
To see the sermon from Living Water click here.
To see the sermon from St Luke-AA click here.