Caring for One Another
We are called to care for one another.
In the body of Christ, we are to walk alongside those who are suffering, and pursue the wayward with love and truth. In addition to that, our care for one another is not only for times of crisis, but is to extend to the ordinary moments that make up our days. Our care for one another is not merely responsive, but it is an active means of discipleship, with the aim of building one another up in Christ.
Throughout the month of March, we will consider how we might grow as a church family in our care for one another. This will be our theme for the Sunday school hour, and also in our Community Groups.
March Sunday School Series
We invite you to join us in the Sanctuary during the 10:00am Sunday school hour as we examine the following:
March 8 - Caring for One Another
What vision should we have for our care for one another in the local church? How should we be caring for one another in the ordinary moments of life? What is the purpose of our care for one another?
March 15 - Caring for the Suffering
What does the Bible teach us about caring for those who are suffering in our midst? Practically, what does it look like for us to walk alongside one another in suffering?
March 22 - Caring for the Wayward
How do we care for a sibling in Christ who is going astray? How should we talk about one another’s sin with those in our church family?
March 29 - The Pyramid of Care in the Local Church
An overview of the ministry structures for care at OBC, and how we might care for the needs in our church family.
Community Groups Discussion
In tandem with this Sunday school series, our Community Groups will be reading and discussing Caring for One Another by Edward T. Welch throughout the month of March. Our discussion schedule for March 2020 is as follows:
• With All Humility (pp. 1-16)
• Move toward Others (pp. 17-22)
• Know the Heart (pp. 23-32)
• Know the Critical Influences (pp. 33-42)
• Be Personal and Pray (pp. 43-50)
• Talk about Suffering (pp. 51-58)
• Talk about Sin (pp. 59-66)
• Remember and Reflect (pp. 67-71)
Copies are available at the OBC Bookshelf, and we invite you to pickup a copy this Sunday. Read along with your Community Group, and engage the content with the discussion questions at the end of each chapter.
I look forward to our month-long conversation, and pray that the Lord would give us grace to grow in our care for one another!
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