What is the visible, historical mark of Christian community?
Box 7 Tip:
Is there someone in your corps (member or staff) who needs encouragement right now? Invite them to have a meal with you. Make the plan a block or day in advance, then meet before going through the food truck line to make it easier to connect and sit down together in your own space to talk. Think ahead about caring questions to ask or genuine affirmation to give.
Plan: looking ahead a few days, how will I spend time with God?
Pray: where & when will I pray? what & who will I pray for?
Pursue: who is in my Focus Group, and how will we set aside time?
Scripture: 1 John 3:10-18
Breakaway Podcast: Love One Another
Options for related reading or study:
The second half of 1 John emphasizes true love and how it shapes people and communities: active love meets the needs of other people. This is one of the most defining characteristics of Christian life.
Read - 1 John 3:10-18
Read in your Bible, app, or online
Listen - “Love One Another”
from Breakaway Ministries App or stream online
38 minutes, epilogue is optional
Respond - Personal Reflection & Obedience
What parts of your life do you express love in word but not action?
What ways do you make sacrifices to demonstrate love for other people?
In your real life (outside drum corps), how can you love your neighbors more?
Share - Focus Group Times
Schedule some short times in your normal drum corps routines or extra free-time for prayer, Scripture reading, Discovery Bible Study, or the questions below.
Discovery Bible Study suggestion for this week: 1 John 3:16-18
Personal Reflection & Recap