November 1 – November 7

Weekly Reading for November 1 – November 7

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: I Will, (Romans Orthopraxy)
Sermon Title: I Will Love

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on November 8, 2020:

Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: I Will, (Romans Orthopraxy)
Sermon Title: I Will Serve
Delivered On: November 1, 2020


Memorize and Reflect

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. Romans 12:6

Prayer Direction

Thank God for giving you specific and powerful gifts that are to be used for His glory. Ask for the leading and power of the Holy Spirit to fill you so you can use these gifts fully and joyfully. Pray for your church to be a place where every person discovers, develops, and is deployed with the gifts of grace to be used in service for Jesus.

“Live It!” Challenge

Take a Self-Assessment or class - Shoreline offers both a self-assessment and class for you to learn more about spiritual gifts and how to use them for the glory of Jesus. Commit to taking a class or do the self-assessment as soon as you are able.

Small Group Discussion

  1. Humble service is one of the core markers of a follower of Jesus who is growing in faith and becoming more like the Savior. Tell about a Christian you know who regularly serves others with humility. How do you see Jesus alive and at work through this person?

  2. Our world and culture do not esteem and honor those who serve with humility. In some ways, these people can be marginalized and even disregarded. Why do you think humble service has fallen on hard times in our culture?

  3. Read: Romans 12:3-8 - The apostle Paul is clear that Christians should not "think of themselves more highly than they ought." What do you think he means by this? What is the proper way for a Christian to view herself or himself?

  4. The apostle Paul compares the church to a human body. In what ways are the body of Jesus (the church) and a human body similar? (You might also want to look at 1 Corinthians 12 .

  5. What lessons is God trying to teach us with this image?

  6. There are many different gifts given by the Holy Spirit. What is one gift you believe God has given you and how have (or could) you use it for His glory?

  7. Why are all of the various gifts of the Spirit needed for the church to be healthy? What are some possible consequences the church will face if many of the members do not use their gifts and serve faithfully?

  8. How can we encourage and even challenge other Christians to engage in serving by using their gifts?

  9. What is one step forward you can take to develop a gift God has given you? How can your group members cheer you on and help you take this next step?