Community is about relationship. Take time to listen to and engage in one another’s stories.
We live in an individualistic culture that isolates us from one another. What are some of the barriers you face in making community a priority?
When you think on your own story, what are some places where you felt like you belonged? What factors helped you feel this way?
Engaging The Scriptures
Read John 13:34-35
Jesus challenged the disciples to love the way he loved them. So – how did Jesus love them? What made Jesus’ love different from other loves?
Loving each other, Jesus says, would mark his disciples as a people of Jesus. How might our love in community serve as a witness to our world?
What are some of the practical ways that a community of Jesus followers can display this kind of love for one another?
Pray. It sounds simple, but praying for one another is one of the easiest ways we can show our love for one another in community. This week, find a friend and commit to pray for each other daily. Or, in your group, put everyone’s name in a hat and draw a name to pray for in the coming week. You could even check in to see specific needs for prayer and encouragement!