Weekly Reading for January 26 – February 1
Preparing for Next Week’s Message
Sermon Series: Navigating Life's Surprises
Sermon Title: Surprised by the Call of God
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on February 2, 2020:
- SUNDAY: Nehemiah 1-2,
- MONDAY: Nehemiah 3-4,
- TUESDAY: Nehemiah 5-7:3,
- WEDNESDAY: Nehemiah 7:4-8,
- THURSDAY: Nehemiah 9,
- FRIDAY: Nehemiah 10-12,
- SATURDAY: Nehemiah 13, Acts 9:1-19,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: We>Me
Sermon Title: Jesus Loved People and They Loved Him
Delivered On: January 26, 2020
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Memorize and Reflect
Matthew 9:9-10 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him. 10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples.
Ask Jesus to help you learn to love people the way He does. Pray for courage to love, care for, and draw near people who are very different than you (and often very far from Jesus). Thank God for loving those who did not love Him…like you!
“Live It!” Challenge
Throw a Party – Try what Matthew did. Plan a party and invite some great and friendly Christians as well as some of your dear and close non-believing friends and family members. Then, be sure to pray and ask Jesus to show up in powerful ways as you build bridges between people who are close to Jesus and others who are still seeking.
Small Group Discussion
Have you ever held a Matthew Party (a gathering of believers and non-believers)? How did it go and how did God show up?
What are some of the messages we send the world when Christians love each other, get along, and support one another?
What messages do we send the world when Christians fight, are petty, and can’t get along?
Read: John 13:34-35. What are some of the ways Christians can be an example of community and loving one another?
How can you take one step forward in showing love to other Christians?
Read: John 17:20-21. What are ways local churches can support one another and be a model of love and care?
What are some ways Shoreline does this and how can you get involved in these things that show the love of Jesus to our community?
Read: John 13:2-5. How was Jesus an example of being loving and caring, even to those who did not treat him well? Share examples from the life of Jesus recorded in the four Gospels.
What makes it challenging for us to follow this example of Jesus?
Read: Matthew 9:9-13. How was Jesus an example of loving and caring about people, even when they were deep in sin and living in rebellion to Him? What are ways we can follow this example of Jesus?