January 1 – 7

Weekly Reading for January 1 – 7

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: Ignite
Sermon Title: Following With Passion and Enthusiasm

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on January 8, 2023:

Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: God With Us
Sermon Title: Where Is God In Times of New Beginnings?
Delivered On: January 1, 2023


Memorize and Reflect

Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Prayer Direction

Ask God to give you a clear vision of His will for you in the coming year. Pray for the power of the Holy Spirit to fill and guide you in 2023.

“Live It!” Challenge

Looking Back for the Future – Make a list of three to five ways God has been faithful over the past twelve months through 2022. Then, reflect on the things you are trusting Him to lead you through in the new year. As you remember God’s past faithfulness, ask for confidence to trust Him as He leads you going forward.

Small Group Discussion

  1. What is one way God was faithful in your life in 2022?

  2. What is one new beginning you are looking forward to in 2023?

  3. How does God’s faithfulness in the past give you confidence and hope as you move into the future?

  4. Read: Joshua 1:1-5. What are some of the things God said to Joshua in this passage that would have given him courage and strength moving into a whole new chapter of his life?

  5. What are some of the promises God gives us in the Bible that can help us walk into the new year with faith-filled confidence?

  6. Read: Joshua 1:7-9. What are some of the commands and exhortations that God gives Joshua in this passage?

  7. What are ways we can be tempted to “turn to the right or left” and wander off God’s path for us? How can we avoid the temptation to stray from God’s plans and leading?

  8. Why is it essential to “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it”?

  9. How does following God’s leading and plan for our life taught in the Bible lead to a prosperous and successful life?

  10. What are some of the consequences we might face if we fail to follow the teaching of God’s Word?

  11. How can your group members pray for you and encourage you as you seek to walk closely with Jesus into the new year?