"I've always dreamed of being an old philosopher. So far I've achieved one out of two!"

Our ChristCare Group
Welcoming each other - again, - or for the first time.

Romans 15: 1-7 (RSV)

1 We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves; 2 let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to edify him. 3 For Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached thee fell on me." 4 For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.

5 May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, 6 that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7 Welcome one another, therefore, as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

 

30 sec. How many different churches have you been a member of? Name two or three of them. Where were they located?

30 sec. Describe one or two other Christian small groups you have participated in.

1 min. How did that group support its members? What made the group special?

1-2 min. When - if ever - did God become a support for you through a small group?

What must we do to assure that this ChristCare group will be a supportive resource in the months to come?

HOMEWORK:

Pray for each other - by name.

Pray for our group.

Pray for our church.