To Love Like Jesus, we love our neighbor as ourselves. We come to Jesus, who is gentle and humble, where we will find rest, and where we can learn three objectives in our quest. 

  1. Heart for the House: We love our neighbor (each other) by not gossiping, by instead, looking out for each other and encouraging each other toward Jesus’ ways.
  2. Heart for the Hurting: Having a heart for the hurting means we remember where we came from, we are generous like Jesus, and we welcome the world to the feet of Jesus.
  3. Heart for the Process: We are to go make disciples and teach them to obey His commands. We show we care before we tell. We lead them to Jesus and not to ourselves, and we care about their next steps.

Heart for Giving: We identify who God calls us to love: Strangers, prisoners, orphans, widows, local and global missionaries. Grow models this by tithing and giving in 5 Legacy Lanes after setting giving goals each year. How do we apply this personally? Pray for the areas close to Jesus’ heart. Act like Jesus, even when it’s uncomfortable. (Kindness leads to repentance.) Set giving goals that are a bit outside of human possibility. He will get the glory! Prayerfully consider what God would have you commit to the Legacy Now Offering on Dec 10.

Opening Question or Ice Breaker

Share about a personal show & tell experience when you were a kid.

Discussion Question 1

Out of the three main focuses of my heart, which needs the most growth: the House, the Hurting, the Process?

Scripture: Have someone look up and read the scriptures for discussion below:

  • John 1:14 NIV: Share an example of speaking truth with grace, or when my walk was louder than my talk.
  • Matthew 11:28-30 NIV: How do you balance carrying others burdens vs. pointing them to Jesus?
  • John 13:34-35 NIV: Share one example of how Jesus loved you and how that can apply to loving someone else.

Discussion Question 2

Talk about a challenge and/or a victory when stepping out to disciple a new believer.

Scripture: Have someone look up and read the scriptures for discussion below:

  • Matthew 28:19-20 NIV: When you learn from scripture, how does God prompt you to share with others? Who would be a stretch for you to speak with?
  • James 1:27 NIV: Talk about the pollution of the world practically. Who would you consider an orphan or widow in your life right now?
  • Romans 2:4 NLT: Share a time you felt resistant to God/s love.

Make It Practical – Apply the Word:

This week let’s protect our time reading His Word, sitting in His presence, and aligning ourselves with God’s heart for the house, the hurting, and the process. 

  1. What’s one step we can take personally to grow in our pursuit of God’s heart?
  2. Identify this week an individual you are being prompted to pray for and support them in some way.

Family Conversation Question for the Week: (spend time talking with your circle)

Knowing we can’t out-give God, talk with your family or a trusted accountability partner what it means to you to set a faith-filled giving goal, and what that looks like for you and your family. How can you hold each other accountable in strengthening your faith to allow God to bring the super to your natural? Is it bigger than you can accomplish on your own, so He gets the glory?