Those are not my people-Part IV

Series: Those Are Not My People

Title: Part 4

Date: October 1-2, 2016

Speaker: Phil Vaughan


Big Idea:

Those are my people! Ever person I meet bears the image of God.

Passage: John 13:34-35; Galatians 2:11-21

Discuss It:

·       Have you ever considered ending a friendship out of fear that your friendship and love for them will condone their behavior? What was that like?

·       Read John 13:34-35 and Galatians 5:6

·       How would you summarize or restate these verses in your own words?

·       Based on these verses, what is at stake based on how Christians love?

·       Read Galatians 2:11-21

·       In what ways was Cephas not acting in line with the truth of the Gospel? (v. 14-15)

·       How is a person justified or made right with God? (v. 15-16)

·       As a follower of Jesus, what is the new reality in which we live? (v. 20)

·       What fears or concerns come to mind when you think about loving someone and not judging their sin?

·       How would you respond to the statement, “How you treat others is a reflection of what you believe.”

·       What would it look like for you to display the extravagant love of God for those around you?

·       Where is the challenge for you, when it comes to seeing all people as my people, each one bearing the image of God?

·       Who is someone that needs to know that you love them?

Apply It:

·       What is the one thing you need to take away from this study?

·       What will help you remember it?

·       Is there anything that needs to change in your thinking, actions, or relationships as a result?