Weekly Reading for April 22 – 28
Preparing for Next Week’s Message
Sermon Series: Supernatural
Sermon Title: The Creator Can Restore, Recreate, and Heal! Understanding God’s Healing Power and Practices
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on April 29, 2018:
- SUNDAY: John 5,
- MONDAY: Matthew 15,
- TUESDAY: Mark 1,
- WEDNESDAY: Matthew 8,
- THURSDAY: Mark 9,
- FRIDAY: Acts 3,
- SATURDAY: John 20:30-31,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: Supernatural
Sermon Title: Eternity Awaits All of Us! Understanding Heaven and Hell
Delivered On: April 22, 2018
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Memorize and Reflect
And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus. ([bible]Ephesians 2:6[/bible])
Thank Jesus for making a way to heaven and back to the arms of our heavenly Father. Pray for two or three friends or family members who are not yet followers of Jesus. Ask God to open their hearts to the good news of Jesus so they can spend eternity with Him!
“Live It!” Challenge
Tell the Story If you believe the Bible is true and that real people will spend forever with God, or separate from Him, pray for boldness to tell someone the story of Jesus. Identify one person you know and love who is still far from Jesus. Look for a natural opportunity to tell your story of deciding to follow Jesus. As you share your story, be sure to tell His story of taking your sin and paying the price for you.
Small Group Discussion
When you think of heaven, what images, pictures, and spiritual truths come to your mind? How do these line up with what the Bible says about heaven?
When you think of hell, what images, pictures, and spiritual truths come to your mind? How do these line up with what the Bible says about hell?
Make us look forward to being with God in heaven one day?
Make us fearless in how we live our life today?
Move us to share our faith with others?
Move us to personally share our faith with people?
Help our church engage in reaching out with the gospel in your community?
Move churches all over the world engage in mission and global evangelism?
Who is one person you are praying for that does not yet know Jesus and who is not headed toward heaven right now? How can your group members pray for you, cheer you on, and keep you accountable to reach out to this persona and share the grace and good news of Jesus with them?
Read: John 11:25-26, Acts 16:25-34 and Romans 10:9-11 Lots of people have personal ideas about what gets someone into heaven. What do these passages and other Bible passages say about the way to heaven?
What are some of the “popular theories” about what gets a person into heaven…that are not biblical or correct? How can we fight these with the truth?
How does the hope of heaven impact your daily life? How can you think more about heaven and find strength in the certainty you have that heaven is your home through faith in Jesus?