“And let us consider how we may spur one another on to love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24, 25
Read Hebrews 3:12-14
- Why is it so important that we encourage each other?
- If a key concern is to ensure that none is “hardened by sin’s deceitfulness”, what does that suggest encouraging one another should look like?
- “Daily”! How might that work out in practice for us?
Read Hebrews 10:24,25
- How could others helpfully spur you on to love and good deeds? (So what you could do?)
- Pressures of modern life often make meeting together regularly (on Sundays or midweek) difficult, as is evident in our own church life. How can we be wise in resisting those pressures, and why is it important that we do?
- What do these verses imply is a fundamental reason for meeting together as Christians? Does that challenge our attitude in how we approach Sundays or fellowship groups? What could we do differently?
If there’s time you could also read Colossians 3:16
- This verse implies that encouraging one another involves teaching and admonishing one another. How? How could we do this better? What more could we do to ensure the word of Christ dwells richly in us both as a church and as a fellowship group?