I thought you might like to know what we are teaching at Skate Night, so I'm going to start posting my Bible Session notes from the nights that I am teaching. The formatting looks a little odd when I copy and paste it into the blog, but you get the general idea of the lesson.
Here are the notes from last Monday night, February 14th.
Read Colossians 2:2
Paul wants the church (anyone who follows Christ) to be…
Encouraged in heart
United in love
Paul is speaking as a leader of the early church. He wants his students to follow Christ fully together. UNITED IN LOVE.
Read Matthew 12:25
Here Jesus says that every kingdom divided against itself will be…
Every city or household divided against itself will…
I think this is pretty clear. We need to be united in our attitudes, words, and actions.
Kingdom/Church Level – We, as believers/followers of Christ/Christians are all members of one church also known as “the body of Christ.” We need to be together, acting as one unit, focused on Christ and our attitudes, words and actions should support each other.
City or Household/Personal Level – Each one of us needs to have our attitude match our words and actions. If your heart is Christ-like then your actions and words will also be Christ-like.
Read Ecclesiastes 4:12
One may be…
Is not easily broken
We cannot and we should not try to stand in this battle alone. If you are struggling with something, ask for help. As the church, we are a family. We are all brothers and sisters. By yourself you can be overpowered. With two of working together, we can defend ourselves. Get a group together, and defeat is almost out of the question.
Read Philippians 2:1-4
Paul and Timothy are writing to the church and they say that the church can make their joy complete by doing what?
Being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose
Read vs. 3 again. Who can tell me what humility is? modest opinion or estimate of one's own importance, rank, not proud or arrogant; modest
Vs. 4 – Look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Paul isn’t saying don’t take care of yourself or don’t look after yourself. He’s saying look out for others AS WELL. If what you are doing is hurting someone else, you are definitely not “looking out for the interests of others.”
What is your “take home” from this lesson? How will you apply it to your life?