|Brotherly love (verse 1)||
Heresy hunting in a hostile world.
Christians had to protect one another.
Christians need to be kind to straying Christians.
|Hospitality (verse 2)||Inns were few, dirty & expensive.
Christians not very welcome.
|Sympathy and help for imprisoned brothers (verse 3)||
Christians often imprisoned for their faith.
Food and support had to come from family and friends.
|Purity (verse 4)||Ascetics despised marriage.
Others relapsed into immorality or unnatural vice.
|Contentment (verses 5&6)||
Widespread poverty and persecution.|
Share with the group ways you give God a "sacrifice of praise."
How can our attitude make their job joyful? Sad?
Something you learned that is special to you
Some area of Christian growth for you
Something about Jesus and the awesome plan of salvation for mankind