As we studied Romans 12:3-16 on Tuesday, did you feel the challenge of how the gospel should transform relationships between Christians? One way of thinking it through which feels particularly close to home is to ask “what would my RML group look like if we all really did love each other genuinely, as described in Romans 12:9-16?”

Before we get there it’s vital to remember our big motivation in all of this (Romans 12:1-2) – we are to worship God not out of guilt, to make ourselves look good or to impress God but simply out of response to all of the mercy that God has shown us, as set out in the first 11 chapters of Romans.

Armed with the right motivation, why not spend some good time over the weekend praying through how you personally can love your Christian brothers and sisters all the more radically and genuinely? Here are some of the descriptions of genuine love from our passage that we could put into practice in our groups:

“Love one another with brotherly affection.”

“Outdo one another in showing honour.”

“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” (together in the church)

“Contribute to the needs of the saints”

“Seek to show hospitality.”

“Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.”

“Live in harmony with one another.”

“Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly.”