Home Study for October 6 through 11, 2014

Monday – Read Ephesians 5:1-2
As we think about being imitators of God and living a life of love, what is most intimidating to you?
What is most exciting to you?
According to verse 2, how would you describe the love of Jesus?
How might you show that same love to others this week?

Tuesday – Read John 13:33-35
Jesus gave this command to His disciples just before His arrest and ultimate death and resurrection. What does that tell us about the mportance of loving others?
Why would Jesus choose love to be the defining quality of His people?
How is the church today doing at showing love?
Pray for God to fill His people and church with His love.

Wednesday – Read Hebrews 4:14-16
How does Jesus understand the temptations we face?
What hope does that give us?
Why are we able to approach God’s throne with confidence, even when we’ve blown it?
How do you need Jesus to help you today?
God to Him and ask Him to be at work in you.

Thursday – Read Colossians 3:12-14
How does knowing that we are loved by God better enable us to show mercy, to forgive and love others?
Think of a time when you really experienced God’s love. What was happening in your life? How did you feel?
What might you do each day to experience more of God’s love fresh and anew?

Friday – Read II Thessalonians 3:1-5
One of Paul’s reasons for writing this letter was to encourage persecuted believers. What encouragement do you find here?
What do you think it means to “direct your hearts into God’s love?”
What would that do for us?
Take time to pray that prayer for yourself and our church.

Saturday – Read Galatians 5:22-23

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