September 10 – 16

Weekly Reading for September 10 – 16

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: Stand Strong
Sermon Title: How to Lead with Integrity

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on September 17, 2023:

Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: Stand Strong
Sermon Title: How to Build Lasting Relationships
Delivered On: September 10, 2023


Memorize and Reflect

1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

Prayer Direction

Think of one relationship in your life that is strained and ask God to give you strength, patience, and courage to work at making that relationship more honoring to Him. Confess where you have been unkind, difficult, or apathetic in a relationship and pray for a new commitment to build lasting and strong relationships.

“Live It!” Challenge

Hey, Just Ask! – It might sound strange or simple, but if you want to love and serve another person well, just ask that person what you can do that will show them your care and how important they are to you. Once you ask and listen…remember and do some new things that will show love in that specific relationship.

Small Group Discussion

  1. Tell about one person in your life who you really love and share one thing about that person that really blesses you.

  2. What is one thing you see in our world and culture that seems to cause hurt and damage to healthy and lasting relationships. What can we do to resist this damaging factor?

  3. Read: 1 Peter 3:1-7. What is one lesson you learn about marriage relationships (or relationships in general) in this passage?

  4. Read: 1 Peter 3:1. We don’t really use the term “Be subject” to another person. But what it means is that we don’t always demand our way but we willingly surrender to what others might want. How can being subject to each other actually strengthen our relationships?

  5. Read: 1 Peter 3:2. Why is it so important for our words and actions to be consistent with each other? If we say one thing and act totally differently, how will this impact our relationships?

  6. Read: 1 Peter 3:3-5. This passage addresses the importance of developing our character and inner life and not just focusing on our outward appearance. Why is this so important for all of us? How does a healthy and gentle inner spirit help all of our relationships get better?

  7. Read: 1 Peter 3:7. Peter calls us to be understanding of those we are close to. What are ways we can grow in our understanding of the people in our life?

  8. Read: 1 Peter 3:7. Why is prayer needed if we are going to have a growing and healthy relationship?

  9. What are ways we can pray with others and make praying together a more important part of our relationships?