The Revolutionary Disciple: Week 4
The Revolutionary Disciple: Week 4
THIS WEEK: HUMILITY IN THE HOME – BEING A REVOLUTIONARY DISCIPLE IN THE HOME SPHERE
It takes humility to …
- Allow the Church to be your family if you do not have one
- Learn how to be a disciple from the Church family if you didn’t come from a believing family
- Learn how to be a Godly family and your role in it if you did not come from one
- Be a part of the Church family if you are a single parent
- Love and serve those in the family of God that are not like you – single, married, widowed, parents…
HUMILITY IN MARRIAGE
Ephesians 5:21-33 (NIV) Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should
submit to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— for we are members of his body. “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery— but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
HUMILITY AS CHILDREN, PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS
Epheisans 6:1-4 (NIV) – Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
QUESTIONS TO REFLECT AND DISCUSS:
Passages to consider: Philippians 2:3,4; Ephesians 5:1,2 & 21; Ephesians 5:22-30; Ephesians 6:1-4; Psalm 68:4-6
Ice Breaker: When did you get your first traffic ticket? Share the details.
- Share something from the sermon that was significant to you.
- Whether you are married, single, kids, no kids, blended family, empty nesters, or grandparents we each get to be humble, intentional followers of Jesus in our home sphere. What has shaped your idea of home? ‘Home sphere’ relationships are places where we know and are known at a deeper level. What relationships are in your ‘home sphere’?
- Read Philippians2:3, 4 & Ephesians 5:1, 2 & 21 What do these passages tell us about humility and relationships? How does your walk with Jesus impact how you interact with the people in ‘home sphere’ like family and close friends? How do the people in your ‘home sphere’ impact your walk with Jesus?
- Read Ephesians 5:22-30 & Ephesians 6:1 4. What are the roles described in this passage? How does humility play apart in each role described? Who has modeled humility to you, particularly in the home sphere?
- Read Psalm 68:4-6. What does this passage add to our understanding of the home sphere? How might you consider expanding your home sphere to include other people?
- What is your plan of response to what you heard or discussed?