Dec 5 – Dec 11

Weekly Reading for Dec 5 – Dec 11

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: Arrival
Sermon Title: The Arrival of Holiness

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on December 12, 2021:

Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: Arrival
Sermon Title: The Arrival of God
Delivered On: December 5, 2021


Memorize and Reflect

John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth…

Prayer Direction

Ask the Holy Spirit to open your eyes and heart to see the beauty and glory of Jesus in fresh new ways. Worship Jesus as God with us and God with you. Pray for courage to invite someone new to church this Christmas season.

“Live It!” Challenge

Who is This Jesus? – Read three passages about Jesus Colossians 1:15-20; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-3, the divine One, and make a list of what you learn about your Savior. After you make a list, thank Him for who He is.

Small Group Discussion

  1. Tell about one thing that changed for the better in your life when Jesus entered your heart and took leadership of your life.

  2. Read: John 1:1-18 What do you learn about Jesus in this passage?

  3. How does this passage affirm the divinity of Jesus (The fact that He was God with us)? Why is it central to our faith that Jesus was both fully man and fully God?

  4. When we look at Jesus as God, what do we learn about how God sees us, loves us, and relates with us?

  5. Read: Colossians 1:15-20 What do we learn about the person and nature of Jesus from this passage?

  6. When we believe what Colossians 1 teaches us about Jesus, how can these truths lead us to peace and comfort (even in hard times)?

  7. How is Jesus bringing reconciliation and healing in our broken world? What is one place in your life where you need to partner with Jesus in seeking reconciliation in a place of brokenness? How can your group members pray for you and support you as you do this?

  8. Read: Philippians 2:6-11 and Hebrews 1:1-3 What does this passage teach us about Jesus’ divinity and humanity?

  9. What are ways Jesus has served you through his life and death and in the flow of your daily life?

  10. How can you show the presence and love of Jesus by following His example of humbly serving others? How can your group members cheer you on as you grow in your commitment to serve others?