Would you rather live in a house that’s half-built or a house that’s falling apart?
Today we’re talking about “Building Up One Another.” The reality is that the things we say to one another can easily tear each other down. But the truth is we all need to be built up and our words can build others up.
FROM THE TENSION
What are some common ways we tear each other down (with examples of specific words and phrases)… in our marriages, in our families, in our workplaces or schools, in our community, on social media?
Can you recall and share an example of a time when someone really built you up?
FROM THE TRUTH
Read or review Ephesians 4:29. What do “unwholesome” (NIV) and “building others up” mean?
One of the most important things we need as Christians is to build our lives on our Identity in Christ. Review the My Identity handout. What are some of the more significant identity markers that stand out to you?
FROM THE TAKEAWAY
What kinds of words and phrases can you use to be more of a builder in your…
How does living this “one another” make us irresistible people?
First, take some time to ask people to identify prayer needs related to the discussion about encouraging one another. Second, take some time to ask for additional prayer requests. Then close your time together in prayer.
First Covenant Church is part of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC), which is a rapidly growing multi-ethnic denomination in the United States and Canada, with ministries on five continents of the world. Founded in 1885 by Swedish immigrants, the ECC values the Bible as the word of God, the gift of God's grace, and an ever-deepening spiritual life that comes through faith with Jesus Christ. We value the importance of extending God's love and compassion to a hurting world, and the strength that comes from unity within diversity.