Loving Community is Convincing Christianity

July 9, 2023 Speaker: Eric Bancroft Series: Galatians

Passage: Galatians 5:13–15

Christians love other Christians by continuing to serve them.

  1. Enjoy your Christian freedom to lovingly serve each other (vv. 13-14)
  2. Be aware of the temptation to act like wild animals (v. 15)

Some ways to love others at Grace Church:

  • Commit to the church
  • Pray for each other
  • Text encouragement to each other
  • Plan to be together
  • Ask questions to know each other better
  • Be patient, remembering maturity takes time
  • Forgive as the Lord has forgiven you
  • Comfort struggling people with hope
  • Pursue wandering/missing people
  • Conspire together to serve others

Be aware of:

  • apathetic absence
  • pathetic presence

Four ways to biblically respond to disappointing community:

  • Relate to them
  • Pray for them
  • Be patient with them
  • Pursue them in love