Weekly Reading for August 30 – Sept 5
Preparing for Next Week’s Message
Sermon Series: Peacemakers in a World of Turmoil
Sermon Title: Bring a Person of Peace
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on September 6, 2020:
- SUNDAY: John 17,
- MONDAY: Romans 8 ,
- TUESDAY: Matthews 5,
- WEDNESDAY: James 1, James 3 ,
- THURSDAY: 1 Peter 3 , Psalm 34 ,
- FRIDAY: Ephesians 4 ,
- SATURDAY: Colossians 3 ,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: Peacemakers in World of Turmoil
Sermon Title: Steps to Reconciliation, Healing, and Restoration
Delivered On: August 30, 2020
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Memorize and Reflect
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. (Matthew 5:9)
Thank Jesus for being the great and powerful peacemaker in this life and for eternity. Pray for a clear vision of how God calls you to be a peacemaker in this world filled with turmoil and pain. Ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you (and convict where needed) to show you where you need to seek reconciliation and healing.
“Live It!” Challenge
Dare to ask: Identify one situation or one person where you are part of brokenness or division. Commit to go to someone you are estranged from and ask them what you can do you make peace and seek reconciliation. Then, take action on this knowledge and do what you can to make peace in this relationship or situation.
Small Group Discussion
Why do you think there is so much conflict and brokenness in relationships and our world right now?
Read: Romans 5:1-2. How is faith in Jesus (the Prince of Peace) the starting point of real and lasting peace? How have you experienced peace (internal and external) through your relationship with Jesus?
Read: Matthew 5:9. Why will those who seek peace be called children of God? Why does seeking reconciliation and peace make us look more like our Heavenly Father?
Read: Matthew 5:23-24. Why would God call us to stop our process of worship and bringing sacrifices to Him if we realize that we are not at peace with a brother or sister? How does seeking peace and reconciliation with others impact our relationship with Jesus?
Take time as a group and identify at least five or six sources of struggle and conflict in our world, the church, and families. How do you think God feels when He looks at His children living with such conflict and bitterness toward each other?
Read: Romans 14:19. What are the ways we can build up, edify, and strengthen others with our words and actions? Why is one person you believe God wants you to be intentional about edifying in the coming weeks? What are practical ways you can do this?
Read: Matthew 7:12. How will we change if we really lived by these words of Jesus? What are the ways this could impact and change our relationships?
Read: Matthew 6:9-15. Why do you think Jesus focuses so much on the topic of forgiveness? How is forgiveness core and central to the process of making peace with others?
Read: Psalm 122:6-7. How can prayer for ourselves, for others, and for our world help us grow as peacemakers? What are some of the peacemaking prayers you believe God wants us to lift up in this time of history?
Read: Ephesians 2:14-18. Respond to this statement: The one lasting source of peace for our lives and world is Jesus Christ! How can we share the good news of Jesus, the Prince of Peace , in ways that will change our world?