Galatians 6:1-10 NLT - Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer* is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself. 2 Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. 3 If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important. 4 Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else. 5 For we are each responsible for our own conduct. 6 Those who are taught the word of God should provide for their teachers, sharing all good things with them. 7 Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. 8 Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. 9 So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. 10 Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.
In both my attitudes and my actions, am I primarily a kingdom contributor or consumer? In what areas am I strong as a kingdom contributor, and in what one area this week might I intentionally improve?
In both my attitudes and my actions, am I primarily a kingdom doer or distraction? In what areas am I strong as a kingdom doer, and in what one area this week might I intentionally improve?
In both my attitudes and my actions, am I primarily a kingdom life-giver or a loose cannon? In what areas am I strong as a life-giver, and in what one area this week might I intentionally tighten things up?
Now… Just do it. Become the kind of disciple-servant that God wants you and empowers you to be. Just do it.
Hebrews 10:24-25a NLT - Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. 25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another…
Considering that the early church met publicly and house to house (small groups), how would you assess either your encouraging participation or discouraging neglect of meeting together in God-honoring, life-giving relationships? In what one way might you motivate someone to act in love or goodness today? Are you ready to discover your purpose and gifts - and consistently put them to work to build up others? Are you prepared to go beyond superficial interactions and into mutually life-giving relationships with God’s people like never before? It’s “elementary Jesus.”
Don’t wait. Initiate. Just do it.