Preparing for Next Week’s Message
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on September 22, 2019:
- SUNDAY: Psalm 139,
- MONDAY: 1 Corinthians 13,
- TUESDAY: Galatians 6,
- WEDNESDAY: Romans 12,
- THURSDAY: Matthew 7,
- FRIDAY: Psalm 19,
- SATURDAY: James 4,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: Ultimate Truth Sermon Title: Conviction and Challenge that Grow Your Maturity
Delivered On: September 15, 2019
16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Take time in the coming week to pray for: • A humble heart to really hear about the areas you need to grow spiritually • Courage to take significant steps of growth in areas of spiritual immaturity • Willingness to have someone pray for you and keep you accountable in areas you need to grow
Thirty-Day Journal: Get a journal or start a file in your computer or on a device. Write down one area of insight each day for thirty days. Focus on two things: 1) An area you are growing spiritually…and celebrate; 2) An area you can take one practical step forward in your spiritual growth. At the end of thirty-days, celebrate the steps forward you have taken in becoming more who Jesus wants you to be.
Small Group Discussion
Tell about a passage in the Bible that challenges you or that you find convicting. How do you deal with this passage?
Read: 2 Timothy 3:14-17. Why is God’s Word described as something that convicts, rebukes, and corrects? Is this good or bad? Explain.
Read: Hebrews 5:12-6:1. How do you think the people who received this letter would have felt and responded when the writer told them they were really still babies in faith? What is the difference between milk and solid food and why do we all need to learn to feast on the meat of God’s Word?
What challenge is God speaking through these Spirit-inspired words (Hebrews 5:12-6:1) and why do we all have times we need to hear them?
Read: James 1:22-25. What are examples of ways we can listen to the Bible but not really take action on what we hear? Why is this so offensive to God and so bad for us?
What are practical ways we can take action on the things we learn in the Bible? What is an action you are taking right now and how can your group members pray for you and cheer you on?
Read: James 3:2-10. What does this passage teach us about the power of our words? How does the truth of this passage challenge or convict you?
What are ways you can use your words to bless more and honor God more often?
Read: Galatians 5:19-25. How does this passage both convict about sin and call is to honor God and live in the Spirit? What is one action you can take, inspired by this passage?