The Book of Acts details the start of the early church. In this seven-week series, we will call ourselves to strive toward our six PCC values as we are inspired by those who did the same as they established the Church. And if we do so, both individually and corporately, we will experience freedom and become a part of His glorious movement in a needy world. This week we reflect on how relating well can change our world.
1. What has been one of the best relationships in your life and why? What are the characteristics of this relationship that stand out to you?
2. Reflect on Paul's three key relationships which were life changing for him and those around him: Barnabas in Acts 9:27 and 11:25, Silas in Acts 15:40, and Timothy in Acts 16:1-4.
3. Based on our big idea this week: “When we relate well, we hold the rope well with others,” who have been your upline (mentors), sameline (peers), and downline (mentees) relationships that you have valued most and why?
4. In Hebrews 13:3, how does Paul’s call to deal with those who are strangers (offline) cause you frustration or direction? And why do you think at times we are so harsh with those who are different from us?
5. If relating well is holding the rope well, rank which of these relating well practices (HELP) come natural to you or are difficult?
Humility Philippians 2:3-4
Empathy Galatians 6:1
Listening James 1:9
Peacemaking Ephesians 4:3
--Grace & Truth John 1:14
--Forgiveness Colossians 3:13
6. Who or what is God calling you to when it comes to the value of Relate Well?
Resources (see links below)
PCC Mission and Values Card
Acts Reading Plan