Sunday School

Wk 1 - Why Love Like Jesus
Scripture: Ephesians 5:1-20
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Wk 2 - Mindful
Scripture: Luke 10:25-37 (NIV)
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Wk 3-Approachable
Scripture: Luke 7:36-50 (NIV)

Wk 4-Graceful
Scripture: Matthew 20:8-15 (NIV)

Wk 5-Bold

Homework Reading
Scripture: Matt 18:15-17(NIV)

“If another believer sins against you, go privately and point out the offense. If the other person listens and confesses it, you have won that person back. But if you are unsuccessful, take one or two others with you and go back again, so that everything you say may be confirmed by two or three witnesses. If the person still refuses to listen, take your case to the church. Then if he or she won’t accept the church’s decision, treat that person as a pagan or a corrupt tax collector. For our discussion:

• One of the most compelling stories in the New Testament occurs when Jesus becomes angry in the temple . What do you make of it after reading this chapter? What was his motive, and why did he become so emotional? What other examples can you give of where Jesus was bold?
• We all fear rejection at some level . That’s why we wear interpersonal masks (presenting an image that’s not congruent with how we really are) . What’s your go-to mask when you shy away from truth-telling? Do you wear the “pleasant” mask? The “brush it off with humor” mask? What’s your inclination?
• Jesus says we need to speak the truth, but with love: “Confront him with the need for repentance, and offer again God’s forgiving love” (Matt 18:17) . How have you done this in your own relationships? What’s your biggest personal challenge in doing so?
• To be a better truth-teller, a bold person in your relationships, you have to be willing to risk rejection . How would you rate yourself on this ability? What’s one practical way for you to improve in this area? Is there a relationship right now that needs your attention in this way?

Wk 6-Self Giving

Homework Reading
Scripture: Matt 5:38-48(NIV)

38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. 43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Matthew 5:38-48

Homework Wk 8- Love  Languages