Thursday, July 09, 2009

Why should believers Be Responsible?

To paint a picture of what it means to “Be Responsible” as a Christian, read the “And Today” paragraphs in the LifeWay Adult Leader Guide and make a list of the suggested Christian responsibilities.

As an example, I came up with the following list: assist other believers, restore other believers as a ministry, bear other believers burdens, bear our own load, do good to other believers, give financially to the church, live in the Spirit, help other believers, avoid selfish motives, pray for God’s help, obey the Spirit, seek peace, avoid/resolve conflicts among believers, and seek spiritual wholeness and well-being.

You might have some reaction to even making such a list, but I was struck with the question of why should believers be responsible? Present the list, and ask your class members to give their answer to that question. How about this answer: “… because you will be doing what is good and right in the eyes of the LORD your God” (Deuteronomy 12:28).

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