December 3 – 9

Weekly Reading for December 3 – 9

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: Vintage Christmas
Sermon Title: From God Out There to God Right Here

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on December 10, 2023:

Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: Vintage Christmas
Sermon Title: From A King to The King
Delivered On: December 3, 2023


Memorize and Reflect

Revelation 17:14
They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”

Prayer Direction

Thank Jesus that He rules and reigns as the King of the universe and the King of your life. Pray for humility and courage to bow down to Jesus as King and discipline to follow Him as the Lord of your life.

“Live It!” Challenge

Call Him King – As we pray, we use some common titles for Jesus as we address Him. Over the next week, when you pray, try referring to Jesus and “King Jesus,” or “Ruler of the universe and of my life.” This might just shape the way you pray and lead you to a place of deeper awe and reverence.

Small Group Discussion

  1. What pictures and images come to your mind when you think about earthly kings who rule over nations in this world? Why do you think these pictures come to your mind?

  2. How is Jesus different from an earthly king? What does it mean to declare that Jesus is King of kings?

  3. Read: 2 Samuel 7:8-17. What are some of the characteristics of David when he ruled as king over the people of God in the ancient world?

  4. How is Jesus meant to be the ruler over the Church and His people? What are signs that a church is living under the rule of King Jesus?

  5. King Jesus protects His people. How have you experienced the protecting hand of Jesus over your life?

  6. Read: Philippians 2:9-11. There is power in the name of Jesus. What does it mean to pray in the name of Jesus and why does this release heavenly power?

  7. King Jesus is preparing an eternal home for His followers. How does the hope of heaven and assurance of salvation through the finished work of Jesus on the cross bring you hope and excitement for the future?

  8. Jesus rules and reigns the universe as King over all. What are ways we can bow down to Him and surrender our will to His plan as we walk through an ordinary day?

  9. How can your group members pray for you and encourage you to follow Jesus with full surrender to His rule in your life?