Devotions

Changing the world one step at a time

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For reflection

Building Relationships
Reading Philippians 2: 19 – 29; 4: 2 – 4
  Encouraging the family

To think about

  1. How might these verses help us to understand the value of encouragement?
  2. What lessons might we learn about the importance of practical support?
  3. Where are there opportunities to
    • affirm GHBC’s ministries
    • address (potentially damaging) differences of opinion
  4. How can we use our group structures to develop the discipleship and ministry of others?

For reflection

Building Relationships
Reading Philippians 2: 19 – 29; 4: 2 – 4
  Encouraging the family

Identifying the issues

  • what’s going on?
  • who’s involved?
  • why is it happening?

Reflecting God’s intentions

  • partnership
  • personal support
  • responsibilities to the individual and to the community

Growing God’s community

  • building on God’s foundation
  • affirming real life differences: body ministry
  • celebrating unity: following God’s will
  • generosity and grace: practical and spiritual