Weekly Reading for December 28 – January 3
Preparing for Next Week’s Message
Sermon Title: Words for the New Year
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on January 4, 2015:
- SUNDAY: 1 Corinthians 10,
- MONDAY: Proverbs 12,
- TUESDAY: Proverbs 15,
- WEDNESDAY: Proverbs 17, Proverbs 18,
- THURSDAY: James 3,
- FRIDAY: Matthew 18,
- SATURDAY: 1 Corinthians 10,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Title: Charting Your Course…The Adventure of a New Year
Delivered On: December 28, 2014
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Memorize and Reflect
“The Proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel; for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight; for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair; for giving prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young- let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise.” ([bible]Proverbs 1:1-6[/bible])
Intentionally put God first when making plans, and pray: ask for direction today, the weeks and months to come, and especially for the year 2015. Thank him for what’s been done, and thank him for what’s coming as an act of faith.
“Live It!” Challenge
Set aside a time to pray through and thoughtfully reflect on the past year. Include your family and/or those closest to you if possible. Then set aside to ask him God for direction, steps to take and goals to set for the coming year. When we schedule a time and put it on the calendar, we’re far more likely to follow through.
Small Group Discussion
Have you invited God into the process when setting New Years resolutions in the past? How? Did you sense his guidance?
(Proverbs 16: 3 )
In reflecting on the past year, share some of what you’ve learned and what you would do differently.
Have you taken time to reflect on your walk with Jesus in 2014? Describe the ways you reflected, or will if you’ve not yet done so.
Share your greatest triumph with a New Year’s resolution!
Talk about your history with resolutions and success rate. If you’re not one to set them, why not?
What behaviors have you put before God for change but been frustrated in the outcome? What did you do next?