Bless Those Who Persecute You

By Rev William Sam

A Romans 12 Christian responds to persecution by showing love to those who persecute them. It is an active choice of choosing to bless them in prayer, words or action, even when they have wronged us.

  1. Persecution, attacks and harassment are a reality of life. How are Christians called to respond in the face of such circumstances?

  2. List some groups of people who are being persecuted specifically because they follow Christ. Will you commit to praying for them and their persecutors? What are some other ways you think you can support them?

Practise Hospitality

By Rev William Sam

A Romans 12 Christian seeks to show hospitality to everybody as commanded by Christ to love his or her neighbour as themselves. Hence they adopt the posture of hospitality as a lifestyle and practice, by always being ready to share ungrudgingly with one another.

1. Who are some people you can open your home and/or heart to (if you do not have your own home)? How about in church - who can you show hospitality to?

2. What are some practical ways you can practise and show hospitality?

Share with God's People Who are in Need

By Rev William Sam

A Romans 12 Christian desires to look out for one another, especially so within the house of the Lord. Building each other up in love and also helping to meet the needs of Christ’s family, keeping in mind to encourage and spur each other on towards the goal.

1.     List some groups of people in the world who are in need. Who gives to or supports them? What are some reasons people give to the needy? 

2.     Do you think Christians can and should be different from the world when they give or support others? If so, how? What are some ways you can grow in generosity?