April 19 – 25

Weekly Reading for April 19 – 25

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: Stand Strong
Sermon Title: Stand Strong When Things Look Impossible

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on April 26, 2020:


Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: Stand Strong
Sermon Title: Stand Strong When the World Is Crashing Down
Delivered On: April 19, 2020

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Memorize and Reflect

But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way. (Daniel 1:8)


Prayer Direction

Ask God to give you hope and faith in this very difficult time. Pray for the power of the Holy Spirit to sustain you and those you love in through the coming weeks. Ask God to help you recognize people in your life who are not followers of Jesus, but are looking for strength, hope, and a source of joy in this hard season. Pray for boldness to point them to the only one who can help them stand strong in the storms of life...Jesus.


“Live It!” Challenge

Know What Is Core: Make a list of ten things in your spiritual life you feel are not core or essential (though they may be important). Then, make a list of ten things you believe are absolutely central and core that you would never flex on or compromise on. Spend time praying for the power of the Holy Spirit to fill you so that you can stand strong on the core of the Christian faith.


Small Group Discussion

  1. Tell about a time you or a Christian you know really stood strong through a very hard time. How did God show up in powerful way in this story?

  2. What are some of the hard things you are facing right now and where do you need to feel God’s presence and sustaining power?

  3. Daniel 1:1-7. What were some of the losses and painful experiences that Daniel and his friends faced?

  4. Read: Daniel 1:8-14. How did Daniel make a stand and refuse to compromise and what do you learn from his example?

  5. Read: Daniel 1:15-21. What were some of the results of Daniel’s commitment to stand strong and how does this inspire you to do the same?

  6. Why is it so important that we not let the condition of the world determine the condition of our faith in God? How do we resist the temptation to let the world shape our heart and attitude?

  7. What is one part of your faith that you know you should never compromise? How do you stand strong on this part of your faith?

  8. Daniel had a clear plan to follow as he stood strong for God. What is one area you need to stand strong and what is your plan to help you do this?

  9. How can your group members pray for you and cheer you on as you stand strong for Jesus in our uncertain world?

  10. Tell about a time you or a Christian you know really stood strong through a very hard time. How did God show up in powerful way in this story?

  11. What are some of the hard things you are facing right now and where do you need to feel God’s presence and sustaining power?

  12. Daniel 1:1-7. What were some of the losses and painful experiences that Daniel and his friends faced?

  13. Read: Daniel 1:8-14. How did Daniel make a stand and refuse to compromise and what do you learn from his example?

  14. Read: Daniel 1:15-21. What were some of the results of Daniel’s commitment to stand strong and how does this inspire you to do the same?

  15. Why is it so important that we not let the condition of the world determine the condition of our faith in God? How do we resist the temptation to let the world shape our heart and attitude?

  16. What is one part of your faith that you know you should never compromise? How do you stand strong on this part of your faith?

  17. Daniel had a clear plan to follow as he stood strong for God. What is one area you need to stand strong and what is your plan to help you do this?

  18. How can your group members pray for you and cheer you on as you stand strong for Jesus in our uncertain world?

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