STORY: How did you do with the assignment to show hospitality to one another? Did you meet and greet people in worship that you did not know? Did you share a meal with someone in your home or a restaurant? How did that go and what did you learn? Did you give your favorite seat to someone?
DISCUSSION: Share a personal experience helping someone through a difficult and trying time in their life. How did the Lord use you to “bear” with someone? Relate a time when someone came alongside you and helped you through a difficult time. Have you ever had to forgive someone whom you had a complaint against? What was that experience like? Has anyone ever forgiven you an offense, perceived or real?
ASSIGNMENT: Identify someone this week in your Life Group, our church or your community that you know is going through a difficult time (relational, career, school, health, financial). Discover ways that you can come alongside and help them bear up under the pressure and strain.
CHALLENGE: Can you name the “One Another” assignments from the previous weeks?
• Encourage and Build Up One Another,
• Confess to and Pray for One Another,
• Be Devoted to One Another in Brotherly Love and Honor One Another,
• Be Hospitable to One Another