It's Hard To Hold People Accountable | Jude vs. 20-25
Aaron Gray | May 26, 2019
Accountability is one of those things that, as Christians, we know we should practice. But if we’re being honest, it can be really hard to hold people accountable. The gospel of Jesus frees us to make ourselves accountable to others, as well to hold others accountable in love and grace.
Which “ditch” do you tend toward: an over-emphasis on holding people accountable, or shying away from these tough conversations? Why?
Where have you seen accountability practiced really well? Where have you seen it practiced poorly? What were some of the main differences?
How does the idea of accountability relate to the gospel of grace? How can we keep both ideas held together in the right way in our hearts and minds?
Is there somebody who you need to hold accountable? Do you need to make yourself accountable to someone else? What steps of action does God want you to take?
Pray that God would grow you in the gospel so that you feel free to make yourself accountable to others and to hold others accountable in love.
Pray for people who may be wandering or falling into wrong teaching. Pray for opportunities to “snatch them from the fire” with the courage that Jesus gives us.