Choose A Better Family
August 4 - 10 • Week 2: Selfless Submission
We all have families that look different from one another due to changing circumstances and challenges. If we were all honest, we probably wish that our family was better in some ways. We at Relevant want to help each other choose a better family with the ones that we already have by proactively protecting our family and selflessly submitting to one another like Jesus did.
Main Point: We choose a better family when we put others first.
In what ways did you recognize how the enemy tried to destroy your family relationships this past week? How did you respond?
Selfless submission is leveraging all that we are and all that we have for the benefit of others. What area or with what relationship do you need to choose to put others first in your family?
Read Ephesians 5:21. Why must we submit to one another? What does reverence for Christ mean?
On Sunday, Pastor Nick said, “We are never responsible for filling anyone else’s cup. Our responsibility is to empty ours.” How is us emptying our cup acting like Jesus? How do we fill our cup?
What are you doing today to leverage all that you are and all that you have for the benefit of those in your family?
Taking A Next Step Together
Family relationships are challenging, and we at Relevant want you to know that you are not alone! Pastor Nick gave some practical ways that we can begin putting others first in our famil including reading to kids before bed, walking with your spouse, making dinner, cleaning the house, helping a sister through a financial situation, praying together and for one another, and spending time with a parent. These are just some suggestions. Together as a group, brainstorm some other ideas that relate to the specific relationships you discussed. Pray and ask the Lord for His help and guidance to selflessly submit to one another.
“I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.” – John 13:15
All other Scripture References
Ephesians 5:21-22, John 13:1-17, Mark 10:45
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