May 26, 2020
As we enter into discussions about reentering public life—worship gatherings, small groups, family gatherings—people have a wide variety of opinions and feelings on what we should do. Jesus cares deeply about the manner in which we approach these subjects. While we can disagree, we have an obligation to do so in love and free from judgment.
If we truly kept our eyes on Jesus and ourselves instead of on the actions of others, how would that free us from the trap of judgmentalism?
In what areas of your life are you a “stronger” brother or sister? What areas are you a “weaker” brother or sister? How can you relate to both positions?
How does the gospel free us to disagree with our brothers and sisters in love? How does Jesus’ accommodation of our weakness help us to sympathize with those who we might deem “weaker” than ourselves?
How does our loving, judgment-free disagreement fuel evangelism in a world that is so polarized and fractured?
Pray that God would break down your pride, particularly for those who are “stronger.”
Pray that we would love each other without judgment as brothers and sisters.
Pray that our unity and love would cause others to come to faith in Jesus.