AM I DOING MY PART?
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Do you think most people tend to think too highly or to lowly of themselves? How do you recognize each tendency – what are the signs?
Read Ephesians 2:8-22 and 4:11-16. What stands out to you?
In the relational dimension of being part of the Body…
…what are some of the “walls” (2:14) that tend to keep us from unity in homes, workplaces or churches?
…what is some of the “effort” (4:3) involved in keeping harmony in relationships?
In the functional dimension of being part of the Body…
…what are some of the ways you equip others (4:12) to serve in the body of Christ (i.e. encouraging, training, mentoring, etc.)?
…what are some of the “works of service” (4:12) you believe God has equipped you to do in order to build up His body?
Which is your tendency overall – to overestimate or underestimate the contribution you can make? What are the potential consequences of each?
__Overestimate (I Corinthians 12:21-23)
__Underestimate (I Corinthians 12:15-19)
Read Romans 12:3. According to this verse, what is needed to prevent thinking of ourselves too highly? What is needed to keep us from underestimating how God may want to work through us?
What is God leading you to pray about?
© Wayne Schmidt