Weekly Reading for April 11th – April 17th
Preparing for Next Week’s MessageSermon Series: Victorious
Sermon Title: The Home of the Victorious
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on April 18, 2021:
- SUNDAY: John 14,
- MONDAY: Hebrews 11,
- TUESDAY: Hebrews 13,
- WEDNESDAY: Colossians 3,
- THURSDAY: 2 Corinthians 5,
- FRIDAY: Matthew 6,
- SATURDAY: 1 Timothy 6 ,
Reflecting on the Most Recent SermonSermon Series: Victorious
Sermon Title: The Journey of the Victorious
Delivered On: April 11, 2021
VIEW SERMON NOTES
Memorize and ReflectJohn 21:22 Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.”
Prayer DirectionThank Jesus for making the way for you to experience and walk in His victory…be specific about what He has done for you to open the way to salvation and a life following Him. Confess where you are not walking in holiness and ask God to help you see ways to grow in holiness in the coming days. Pray for Shoreline as we seek to take steps toward reconnecting as a church body and ask God to help you find ways to connect with other believers more in the coming months
“Live It!” ChallengeOur God is full of grace and goodness. He is always ready to give His children a new beginning. Identify an area of your life where you have stopped walking in the ways and power of Jesus. Let this simple process guide you:
1) Identify the area you need to follow Jesus more diligently.
2) Confess in prayer where you have wandered off the path.
3) Identify two or three specific things that need to change (I will… I will not… in the power of the Holy Spirit).
4) Share this growth area with a trusted Christian friend and ask them to pray and keep you accountable.
5) Start taking steps forward in this area.
6) Check-in weekly (in your own heart and with your accountability partner) and evaluate how you are doing…then keep pressing forward!
Small Group Discussion
Think about something you love to do (knitting, golfing, writing, hiking…). Describe a few of the essentials that are needed if this experience is going to go well.
Read: Matthew 8:18-22
Jesus called the disciples to follow Him. Why is it absolutely essential for a Christian to know the four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) if we are going to truly live like Jesus?
What is the difference between asking, What Would Jesus Do (WWJD) or How Did Jesus Live (HDJL)? Why is the life of Jesus our perfect example of how we should live (in every area of life)?
Read: 1 Peter 1:13-16
What are some of the “evil desires” in our world that are common and considered acceptable today? Why is it essential that we work hard to be sure we are not conforming to these kinds of evil desires?
When we are called to be holy as God is holy, what do you think Peter is saying? What is one area of your life that you need to seek to grow in holiness as you become more like Jesus?
Read: 1 Corinthians 12:21-27
Why is connection and community between God’s people so important? What are practical steps we can take to grow more connected as a church community?
What does it mean to rejoice with those who rejoice and suffer with those who are in hard times? What are practical ways we can sorrow with those who are hurting?
Read: Psalms 119:103-105
How have you experienced the sweetness of God’s Word? Tell about a time you read the Bible and it was sweet as honey.
How does the Bible guard us from wrong and dangerous paths? How are the Scriptures like a light as you walk in the darkness of this world?
How can your group members encourage you in your reading of the Scriptures?