At the heart of Jesus' call to us is the call to love others. But this can be so difficult. For one thing, others are not always very lovable; for another, loving others sometimes gets in the way of our own self-interests. But if we want to follow Jesus, love needs to be our lifestyle, and the way we treat others really does matter. It's not all sacrifice and pain, though. To be in loving relationship with others is to be truly alive--and it's the source of our greatest joy. This study will help you love others the way Jesus desires. You'll learn how to study the Bible as you examine and discuss topics such as Loving Others, Loving Our Families, Fellowship with Others, Getting Along with Others, Opposition from Others, Sharing Our Faith with Others, Serving Others.
Each chapter has three main sections: Group Study (materials for a sixty- to ninety-minute small-group Bible study); Study Resources (notes and comments for use in both group and personal study); Personal Study (a series of reflection questions for use by group members on their own during the week).
Extra help is available at the end of the book in the sections The Art of Leadership (tips on how to lead a small group) and Small Group Leader's Guide (notes on each session).
The goal of PILGRIMAGE GUIDES is to understand what it means for us to meet and know Jesus. Through an examination of the spiritual disciplines of Bible study, prayer, and worship, we experience what it means to be a spiritual pilgrim--walking in a new way with God. And we look at how this new way changes the way we view others and live our lives in Christ.
Learning to Love God
Learning to Love Ourselves
Learning to Love Others