Christian Living – Teaching Plan

Key Thought: The Christian life is responding to the convictions God lays on our hearts while also lifting up others for love, peace, and harmony’s sake..

Lesson 13, December 30, 2017

1. Have a volunteer read Romans 14:10-14.

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a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Why does Paul warn us to be careful in how we judge others?
c. Personal Application : How often have we felt compelled to be conscience and judge for others? How do we help others grow without appearing judgmental? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your relatives states: “When there is error and misdeeds in the church, we are counseled to deal with it, or we will be held accountable. And yet we aren’t supposed to be judgmental. When are we to speak up,and when are we supposed to be quiet?” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Romans 14:19-23

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
b. What lifestyle choices is your church most aroused by, even to the point of being judgmental?
c. Personal Application : Would you feel comfortable with young people or new believers following after your lifestyle choices? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your friends states, “I don’t understand this medical majiuana law. Do we accept the pot users who have a card for its use because it is legal, or do we address it like alcohol, which is legal to use but we aren’t supposed to use it.” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Romans 14:4-10.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. How do you respond to someone who says that we ought to keep the Passover. They say it’s more accurate and spiritual than the pagan Easter or Christmas..
c. Personal Application: Is keeping the Sabbath the blessing it is supposed to be in your life? Are there changes that need to be made to keep it more fully? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your neighbors states, “See, you aren’t supposed to judge anyone on what day a person does or doesn’t keep. You regard Saturday, I regard Sunday, the Muslims esteem Friday. We aren’t supposed to judge each other on these things.” How would you respond to your neighbor?

4. Have a volunteer read Romans 15:1-6

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. How do we stay faithful in what we believe in and yet not judge those who think differently than you do?
c. Personal Application : How can you love and uplift those who don’t agree with you or share the same convictions? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : Think of one person who needs to hear a message from this week’s lesson. Tell the class what you plan to do this week to share with them.

(Truth that is not lived, that is not imparted, loses its life-giving power, its healing virtue. Its blessings can be retained only as it is shared.”Ministry of Healing, p. 148).

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