CONSIDER WHAT OTHERS THINK
Read Romans 15:1-3
“Each one of us must please his neighbor for his good,
to build him up”. Romans 15:2 (HCSB)
A church is a family made up of people who belong to God through faith
in his Son, Jesus Christ. Each person in the church has an opinion about
what he or she would like to see happening or not happening in his or her
church. Trouble arises when those opinions clash and some are getting
their way while others are not.
Romans 15:2 tells us to make it our aim to please others in the church.
Trouble decreases when the members seek to join together around a
mission and vision rather than each one pursuing his or her own desires.
One way to consider the needs of others is to ask them what they would
like to see happen in your church and why they wish to see this particular
ministry or program come about. Peace in the family is enhanced when
we lovingly consider the needs and desires of others in the family.
In what ways are you seeking to promote the interest of others in your
Consider praying today that God will give you
opportunities to listen to the desires and wishes of
someone in your church from an age category other than
your own. Pray also that God will enable you to hear what
is really important to them through this conversation.