Central Christian Church
Care for Those Closest
May 10, 2020

Care for Those Closest

May 10, 2020

Week 3 of our “How to Live Through a Bad Day” series
Message Title: “Care for Those Closest”
Message By: Tiffany Perkins

Series Theme Verse:
(Hebrews 12:2 MSG) Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God.

Today’s Key Verse:
(John 19:26-27 NIV) Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” 27 and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.

Study How He Did It:

On His worst day, Jesus…

  1. Gifted his mother with .
  • John 19:26-27; Luke 23:27
  1. Gifted his mother with .
  • John 19: 26; John 2:1-5; John 1:42-55
  1. Gifted his mother with .
  • John 19:26-27; Acts 1:14;

Table Talk:

Everyone has unspoken expectations of those nearest to them. Use this opportunity to share with each other to strengthen your relationship. Maybe unpacking unhealthy habits or hurts will help improve the quality of your family time. Use this challenge as a gentle way to heal and mend any potential relational rifts. Communication is key, invite the Lord to help you!

What is home to you? And what makes it feel like home?

Jesus on His worst day gifted those nearest him recognition.  

  • How do you recognize those that are nearest to you in the midst of the busyness and distractions of life?
  • In what ways do you feel seen and valued in our family?

Jesus on His worst day gifted those nearest him affirmation.

  • In what ways do you feel affirmed in our family?
  • Share a story of a meaningful time in your life where you felt support from our family. 

Jesus on His worst day gifted those nearest him with care.

  • In what ways do you show care to those you love?
  • What makes you feel cared for?

Book Recommendations:

  • The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively By Gary Chapman, Ross Campbell
  • The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers By Gary Chapman
  • The 5 Love Languages By Gary Chapman

Reading Plan For This Week: Join us this week in our church-wide reading plan, “Love Like
That.” by clicking here.

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