Jubilee Culture: Honour
Our values are really important to us. It’s what makes Jubilee the church that it is. Recently we shared on the blog about Family and today we will look at another of our important values: Honour.
‘A culture of honour is created as a community of people learns to discern and receive people in their God-given identities’. Danny Silk
How would you like to live in a culture where everyone is respected? Where listening is as valued as talking? Where your God-born uniqueness is not seen as a threat, but is treasured by all? As we say on this website: It sounded good to us, too – so we’re giving it a go.
Podcasts and online Bible Study
Rob taught an 8 session series on Honour which you can find here on our website.
There is also a Bible Study available online based on these talks.
There, you will find links to the talks, worship videos and journaling prompts which you can journal about or use as things to think about.
Rob reminded us that culture doesn’t just mean the ethnic group you come from. It is about our values and our relationships not just at church, but at work and in our homes. In this series Rob asks ‘What is valuable to you in your relationships? Are they conscious and deliberate or have they been unwittingly acquired perhaps from your own upbringing and experiences. Think about your relationships with people now: in the church, in your home, with your husband or wife (if you have one!) – what kind of culture are you living with? Where does it come from? Are you happy about this? Crucially is it the culture that God wants for you as a member of the body of Christ?’
As a church we aim to honour ourselves, honour others and honour our leaders. We want to honour not just the great and the good, but we are learning to see, and to celebrate, the greatness and goodness that God has planted in everyone.
The Bible tells us to honour everyone.
1 Corinthians 12:22-26
On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.
And lastly we see how honour and family are connected.
“Be devoted to each other like brothers and sisters, with family affection. Outdo one another in showing honour.” (Romans 12:10)