August 30 – September 5

Weekly Reading for August 30 – September 5

Preparing for Next Week’s Message


Sermon Series: All Things New
Sermon Title: Pressing Through

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on September 6, 2015:

Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon


Sermon Series: All Things New
Sermon Title: Planning Through
Delivered On: August 30, 2015

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Memorize and Reflect


Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace.” ([bible]Nehemiah 2:17 [/bible])

Prayer Direction


Lord, thank you that You are a God of order, you remove chaos and lead us to fresh new beginnings. Pray for God’s will, order, and leading in an area of life that is presently in disorder. Ask God to help you plan and prepare for His purposes and will in your life.

“Live It!” Challenge


Make a PlanWrite down the following to reflect and act on over the coming weeks: My setting and challenge: God’s will and desire for me in this area of my life: How I need to pray: My plan for forward movement (2-3 action items…be specific): Who I will invite to support me, pray with me, and help: How I will know I am making progress:

Small Group Discussion


  1. Tell about an area of your life where you need to plan, pray, and take action to experience forward movement towards God’s will and desires for you.

  2. Read: Nehemiah 1:11 and Nehemiah 2:2-3
    What was the setting and context of Nehemiah’s journey? What was the condition of his heart? How did these things move him to planning and action?

  3. What is the condition of your heart as you look at the specific area of your life where you need to plan and see change? How can your heart condition move you to action?

  4. Read: Nehemiah 2:4-9
    Why is prayer essential and needed while we are in a planning process? What dangers do we face if we plan and don’t invite God to lead us through prayer?

  5. What are one or two clear and big goals you feel od wants you to set as you press toward His will in this area of your life?

  6. What are some of the details and “little” things that are critical for success? Why is attention to details essential for success as we follow God’s will for our lives?

  7. Read: Nehemiah 2:11-18
    Why is prayer essential and needed while we are in a planning process? What dangers do we face if we plan and don’t invite God to lead us through prayer?

  8. Who are people you can invite into your process that can help you succeed in follow God in this area of your life? How can your growth group be helpful?

  9. Tell about an area of your life where you need to plan, pray, and take action to experience forward movement towards God’s will and desires for you.

  10. Read: Nehemiah 1:11 and Nehemiah 2:2-3
    What was the setting and context of Nehemiah’s journey? What was the condition of his heart? How did these things move him to planning and action?

  11. What is the condition of your heart as you look at the specific area of your life where you need to plan and see change? How can your heart condition move you to action?

  12. Read: Nehemiah 2:4-9
    Why is prayer essential and needed while we are in a planning process? What dangers do we face if we plan and don’t invite God to lead us through prayer?

  13. What are one or two clear and big goals you feel od wants you to set as you press toward His will in this area of your life?

  14. What are some of the details and “little” things that are critical for success? Why is attention to details essential for success as we follow God’s will for our lives?

  15. Read: Nehemiah 2:11-18
    Why is prayer essential and needed while we are in a planning process? What dangers do we face if we plan and don’t invite God to lead us through prayer?

  16. Who are people you can invite into your process that can help you succeed in follow God in this area of your life? How can your growth group be helpful?

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