Weekly Reading for August 2 – 8
Preparing for Next Week’s Message
Sermon Series: Visio of Jesus
Sermon Title: Jesus, Source of Faith and Hope
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on August 9, 2020:
- SUNDAY: Hebrews 11,
- MONDAY: Hebrews 12,
- TUESDAY: Hebrews 6,
- WEDNESDAY: 2 Corinthians 4,
- THURSDAY: Romans 8,
- FRIDAY: Hebrews 11,
- SATURDAY: Hebrews 12,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: Vision of Jesus
Sermon Title: Jesus, the Lamb of God
Delivered On: August 2, 2020
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Memorize and Reflect
...so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. (Hebrew 9:28)
Thank Jesus for paying the complete and final price for all of your sins through His sacrifice. Ask God to help you gently yet boldly share the Good News of Jesus’ sacrifice with people in your life who don’t know God’s love. Ask the Holy Spirit to grow your awareness of the spiritual reality that you are cleansed, holy, and perfect through the finished work of Jesus. Pray for deeper passion as a worshipper who understands that Jesus is the Lamb of God.
“Live It!” Challenge
Grow My Passion: Make a commitment to quietly pray for five minutes before you attend a worship service (online or on-campus). In this time of prayer, ask for a heart focused on God. For a voice lifted to God. And for joy as you come near the Lord with His people.
Small Group Discussion
What is something you avoid because of an allergy, personal fear, or for some other reason?
In recent years more and more people seem to avoid topics like the blood of Jesus, the death of Jesus for our sins, the sacrificial system of the Old Testament, and the idea of judgment for sin. Why do you think people are avoiding these topics? What is the danger of avoiding these important biblical themes?
Read: Hebrews 9:15-22. What is a ransom? What do we mean when we say that Jesus died as a ransom to set us free?
What are ways we are free because of the death of Jesus on the cross? How have you experienced freedom through your faith in Jesus?
Read: Hebrews 9:23-28. What contrasts are drawn between the High Priests in the Old Testament and Jesus as the final High Priest? Why are these important?
If Jesus paid the full price for our sins, why do we try to do penance and add to what Jesus has done? How will our lives change if we truly believe that Jesus has paid the full price and made us right in the sight of the Father?
Read: Hebrews 10:1-8. What pictures come to mind when you think of Christ making you holy through His sacrifice? What do you think this passage means when it says Jesus has made you perfect?
What are ways we can walk and live in holiness and the perfect salvation of Jesus? How should these spiritual realities impact the way we live in the flow of a normal day?
If you draw near to God in worship with a deep awareness that Jesus is the Lamb of God, how should this impact the way you come near Him and praise Him?
What are ways we can tell people about the Lamb of God who loves them and has paid for their sins (if they will receive His free gift)?