Weekly Reading for April 12 – 18
Preparing for Next Week’s Message
Sermon Series: Stand Strong
Sermon Title: Stand Strong When The World Is Crashing Down
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on April 19, 2020:
- SUNDAY: Daniel 1 ,
- MONDAY: Daniel 2,
- TUESDAY: Daniel 3,
- WEDNESDAY: Daniel 4,
- THURSDAY: Daniel 5,
- FRIDAY: Daniel 6,
- SATURDAY: Daniel 7,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: Because
Sermon Title: Because He Rose...We Can Live Forever
Delivered On: April 12, 2020
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3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Revelation 21:3-4)
Thank God for the power and glory of the resurrection. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you walk, every day, in the power of the resurrection.
“Live It!” Challenge
Time to Anticipate: Sit for five to ten minutes sometime this week and think about the things that bring tears of sadness in this life. Ask God to help you look forward to the day when you will be in His presence, that each of these moments is restored and all the tears are wiped away. Thank Jesus that you can live each day knowing that every tear of this life will be wiped away by the hand of our Savior.
Small Group Discussion
Tell about a time you were really struggling and then you got great news. How did the positive news you heard impact you?
Imagine you were one of the disciples who had left everything they knew to follow Jesus. How do you think they were feeling after Jesus was arrested, mocked publicly, put on trial, condemned, crucified, died, and buried in a tomb?
Read: 1 Corinthians 15:1-5. What is the heartbeat and message of the gospel of Jesus? How does the gospel of Jesus offer salvation to all who put faith in Him?
Tell about when you accepted the good news of Jesus and personally became His follower. What led you to this decision?
How did that moment of decision and surrender to Jesus change your life?
Read: 1 Corinthians 15:25, 1 Corinthians 15:54-55. If a person is not a follower of Jesus, what are some of the ways that death stings and causes pain? How does the death and resurrection of Jesus destroy and kill all of those things?
Why should a Christian never fear death? What will help us live as those who are no longer fearful, but confident in the work of Jesus when He rose from the dead?
Read: 1 Corinthians 15:35-36, 1 Corinthians 15:42-44. Why is it important for us to realize that we will be given a new body that is better in every way than the one we have right now? How is this a hope-filled and needed reality as we walk through life today?
Read: Revelation 21:1-5. What tears will God wipe away when you see Him face-to-face in heaven? How can we thank Him for all He has done to open the doors of heaven and invite us in?