Preparing for Next Week’s Message
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on September 14, 2014:
- SUNDAY: Genesis 37,
- MONDAY: Genesis 39,
- TUESDAY: Genesis 40,
- WEDNESDAY: Genesis 41,
- THURSDAY: Genesis 42,
- FRIDAY: Genesis 43,
- SATURDAY: Genesis 44,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: Deeper Sermon Title: What if every person embraced and supported God’s Vision for Shoreline?
Delivered On: September 7, 2014
“For the Son of Man came to seek and save the lost.” (Luke 19:10)
Ask God to bring His mission and vision for your life alive in your heart at a deeper level than you have every experienced. Pray for Shoreline to grow as a catalyst to help churches all over the world become more effective in sharing the love, message, and truth of Jesus!
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Small Group Discussion
How has God used the ministry of Shoreline Church to connect you to Jesus and to grow you in faith and change your life?
What makes it hard or challenging for you to share your faith with others?
Read: Luke 9:1-10. How did Zacchaeus’ encounter with Jesus and faith in the Savior change his life? What specific and tangible transformation did Zacchaeus experience?
Jesus declared that he (the Son of Man) came to seek and save the lost. Who are lost people that you love and care about and how are you seeking to reach out to them with the love of Jesus?
Read: Galatians 5:19-25. This passage paints a picture of people before knowing Jesus and after putting their faith in the Savior and being filled with the Holy Spirit. Describe the before and after pictures from this passage. Tell a story about yourself or someone you know who has experienced real and lasting life change because of knowing Jesus.
Fruit takes time to grow…it done not ripen over night! Share one fruit of the Spirit you sense God is growing in you (but you are in process…not fully where God wants you to be). How can your group members pray for you and encourage you as you seek to mature in this aspect of your spiritual life?
Read: John 4:21-24. We are taught, in this passage that God is actually seeking people who will worship Him (in the right way). What does this teach us about the heart of God? What does it teach us about the importance of our worship?
What is one step you can take to go deeper as a worshipper when we gather as a church family to praise God? What is one way you can worship with greater passion as you walk through an ordinary day?