August 7 – 13

Weekly Reading for August 7 – 13

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: The Dream Life
Sermon Title: Out with the Old, In with the New

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on August 14, 2022:

Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: The Truth Celebrated
Sermon Title: God’s Design for Sexuality is Very Good
Delivered On: August 7, 2022


Memorize and Reflect

Genesis 1:27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

Prayer Direction

Thank God for making you a male or female, in His beautiful image. Pray for people who are dealing with sexual confusion and brokenness. Ask God to speak truth to our world and leaders who are embracing and believing lies of culture and the enemy of our souls.

“Live It!” Challenge

Words of Blessing – Make a point of speaking words of blessing to boys and girls (from toddler to teens) that God has placed in your life. Tell girls things like, “You are a beautiful young girl,” or “You are such a handsome young man.” Affirm their male or femaleness and celebrate who God has made them.

Small Group Discussion

  1. What are some of the ways you have seen our culture’s view of sexuality change in the past two decades? How do you think God looks at this?

  2. Read: Genesis 1:26-31. What does this passage teach us about God’s design and plan for people in terms of our sexuality?

  3. Read: Genesis 2:20-25. What does this passage teach us about God’s plan and design of his people?

  4. Why is a clear biblical conviction of who we are as sexual people so important in our world today?

  5. Read: Romans 1:18-32. What do you learn about the power of sin in Romans 1? What do you learn about God’s choice to let people live with their own choices and consequences?

  6. Read: Proverbs 5. What does this chapter teach us about sexual temptation?

  7. What does Proverbs 5 teach us about how we can stand in God’s ways and resist sexual temptation?

  8. Read: Psalm 51:1-12. What do you learn about confession, repentance, and forgiveness in this passage?

  9. How can your group members pray for you as you seek to honor God with your life, body, and the choices you make as a man or as a woman?