Preparing for Next Week’s Message
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on May 26, 2019:
- SUNDAY: Psalm 119,
- MONDAY: John 17,
- TUESDAY: John 4,
- WEDNESDAY: John 13,
- THURSDAY: 2 Corinthians 8 , 2 Corinthians 9 ,
- FRIDAY: Acts 1, Acts 2,
- SATURDAY: Matthew 28 , Acts 1,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: Meeting Jesus Sermon Title: Jesus... The Great Story Teller
Delivered On: May 12, 2019
While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable (story)… (Luke 8:4)
Thank Jesus for coming as one of us, for knowing our deepest needs, and for speaking truth in ways we could understand, receive, and follow Him. Ask for courage to share your stories of God’s presence and power in your life. Invite the Holy Spirit to take the story of Jesus and grow you to be more and more like Him with each passing day.
My Favorite Story: Think through the stories Jesus told when He walked on this earth. Pick one that has real power and meaning to you. Seek to distill the story down into a simple message you believe God is speaking to us as His children. Then, draw one application from this truth that will lead to change in your life… making you more like Jesus.
Small Group Discussion
What is one of your most favorite stories of Jesus? Why do you like this story and what has God taught you through it?
What is one story of Jesus that you are still trying to figure out? If any of your group members have insight to this story, share it at this time.
Read: Luke 8:4-15. What do you learn about the different kinds of soil (people)? How do you see these kinds of people in the world today?
What do you learn in Luke 8 about the sower? How can we be like this sower when it comes to how we share God’s Word and the good news of Jesus?
Who are some people that need you to scatter the seed of Jesus in the soil of their heart and how can you do this? (Stop and pray for courage to scatter the seed of Jesus and for the hearts of these people to be receptive).
Read: Luke 12:13-21. What is Jesus warning us against in this passage and why do you think He is giving such a serious warning?
How do you see greed growing in our world? How do you battle the problem of greed in your own heart and life?
Read: Luke 18:1-8. What do you learn about prayer in this passage? What do you learn about the heart of God?
Tell about some of your prayer patterns. When do you normally pray and how could you increase your commitment to relentless prayer?