Ethics — our treatment of others


Principle Number One: Treat others as God treats you

 Read Ephesians 4:32 and 5:1‑2.   How are we told to treat others?

 According to what standard?

 As a result of whose initiative and example? (compare I John 4:19)


Read Luke 7:47.   Realization of forgiveness results in having more ______ for others.


 God shows love through taking action. Read I John 4‑9‑11.

What’s the significance of the word “so” in the last sentence?


God shows love through sacrifice. Read Ephesians 5:25.

What sacrifice did God do?


What if the other person does not deserve it?

God shows love in discipline (“tough love”). Read Hebrews 12:6, 7, 9 to 11.

What’s wrong with love without discipline?


Principle two: Treat others as representatives of God to you


At work. Read Ephesians 6:5 to 7.

 The first sentence tells us to treat our supervisor as we would treat

 What if our supervisor doesn’t deserve it?


In the family. a) in the role of son or daughter: Read Ephesians 6:1

When we obey our parents, we are giving honor to ___________.


b) in the role of parent: Read Psalm 127.

 What does this say to the idea “They’re my kids, I can do anything I want to them”?


c) in the role of spouse. Read Ephesians 5:21‑24.

What’s the standard for defining “submit” in this sentence?

What if the other spouse does not deserve it?


In society. Read 1 John 4:20‑21. How can we show our love to our unseen God?


Many people say “But it is so hard…”  To respond to them, Read Philippians 2:13.

According to this verse, what two areas in life is God transforming?


Jim Found 1996

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