Prime-Time Principles: No. 3

The V.I.P Principle

1. What is the V.I.P. Principle?

2. State it in your own words. (Luke 6:31, Matthew 7:12)

3. In the V.I.P. Principle, Jesus teaches us two things. What are they?

4. Talk about this statement. Instead of putting others in their place, put yourself in their place.

How do you want to be treated?
1. Like a V.I.P.
2. What is a V.I.P.?
3. How do you treat your employees or employer?
4. How do you treat children?
5. How do you treat people who don’t treat you well?
6. How do you treat people closest to you?
7. How did Jesus treat people?

I want people to listen to me.
1. What is the difference between hearing and listening?
2. What do we learn from James 1:19? If we don’t listen to another person, what is the message they get?

I want to be appreciated.
1. “The deepest principle in human nature is a craving to be appreciated.” Describe a recent “appreciation” that came to you.
2. When was the last time you expressed appreciation to someone? Who was it, and how did you express appreciation?

I want people to believe in me
1. Talk about the tendency in our world today to be vultures.
2. When someone believes in you, how does it affect you?

I want to be encouraged and edified.
1. What do we learn from Romans 14:19?
2. What does it mean to have “empathy” for another person?

I want acceptance
1. What happens when I expect everyone to be just like me?
2. What happens when I give people my acceptance and love and allow them to be themselves? What happens when we try to change other people?

I want consideration and kindness. Read these verses and talk about them:
1. I Corinthians 13:4
2. Ephesians 4:2
3. Galatians 3:12

I want to understand
1. Do the people in your life need solutions or your understanding the most?
2. Talk about practical ways that you can give another person understanding.

Join me tomorrow for Prime-Time Principle s No. 4

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