August 27 – September 3

Weekly Reading for August 27 – September 3

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: Stand Strong
Sermon Title: How to Walk Through Fire

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on September 3, 2023:

Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: Stand Strong
Sermon Title: How to Make Your Life Count
Delivered On: August 27, 2023


Memorize and Reflect

1 Peter 4:10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

Prayer Direction

Thank God for the spiritual gifts He has placed in you and surrender your heart to use them for His glory. Ask for courage to develop and deploy your gifts to be a blessing to the church and world.

“Live It!” Challenge

It’s Time, I’m Ready – If you have never done the Shoreline Spiritual Gifts self-assessments and met with a coach to review the results, commit to do it this week. You will never regret it!

Small Group Discussion

  1. What is one interesting, unique, or fun ability you have (not a spiritual gift)?

  2. If you know one of your spiritual gifts, could you share what it is and one way God has worked through you because of this gift?

  3. Read: 1 Peter 4:10-11. What are some of the differences it makes in a church when many people are using their spiritual gifts to serve others?

  4. What are some possible consequences if most people in a church are concerned with what they get and gain when they gather with God’s people, rather than seeing what they can give and offer to bless others?

  5. Why do you think God gives so many different spiritual gifts and how does this reality strengthen the church?

  6. How has a person with a teaching gift from God impacted your life?

  7. How has a person with a service gift touched your life?

  8. Tell about how you have seen God use someone with a leadership gift to bless many people.

  9. Why is it important for us to keep our focus on God as both the source of our strength to use our gifts and also the One who gets the glory for the things that happen through our service?

  10. What is the next step you can take to discover, develop, or deploy one of your spiritual gifts for God’s glory?