January 13 – 19

Weekly Reading for January 13 – 19

Preparing for Next Week’s Message


Sermon Series: Longings
Sermon Title: Longing for Kindness

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on January 20, 2019:

Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon


Sermon Series: Longings
Sermon Title: Longing for Joy
Delivered On: January 13, 2019

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Memorize and Reflect


Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. (Ephesians 1:3)

Prayer Direction


Take time to joyfully thank God for the beauty of creation, the people in your life, and the amazing grace and love of Jesus. Pray for eyes to see God’s blessings on a daily basis and lips ready to speak or sing out words of joy! Take a moment to confess a sin you have kept hidden from God (or at least have tried to keep hidden). Take joy in the forgiveness Jesus freely extends to you!

“Live It!” Challenge


Joyful Prayers: Do your best to lift up a short prayer of joyful praise every hour you are awake for a whole day. If you need to set an alarm on your watch or phone, do it. You will be amazed at how joy grows as you lift up prayers of thanks to God!

Small Group Discussion


  1. Tell about someone or something that brings joy to your life on a regular basis. How do you express your joy when you encounter this person or situation?

  2. Read: Psalm 8 and Psalm 19:1-6. How do you see and experience the beauty, creativity, and wonder of God in the things He has made? How do these things bring you joy?

  3. Read: 2 Timothy 3:16-17. Tell about a passage in the Bible that brings joy to your heart. How has God spoken to you through this passage?

  4. Read: John 14:2-3 and Revelation 21:1-5. How does the assurance and hope of heaven bring joy in the hard times and good times of life?

  5. Read: Psalm 103:1-2. Make a list of 10-15 benefits and good gifts you have because God has been good to you. Reads this list to your group and describe how knowing these blessings brings joy to your heart?

  6. Busyness can kill a joyful heart. What are ways you can slow down so you can notice and enjoy the good things God has planned for you? How can moving too fast and staying too busy steal your joy?

  7. What is one step forward you have taken in your faith and journey with Jesus over the past few months? How can your group members celebrate this step with you and rejoice in your forward momentum?

  8. Read: 1 Thessalonians 5:17. What gets in the way of you talking with God through the flow of an ordinary day?

  9. What is one step forward you have taken in your faith and journey with Jesus over the past few months? How can your group members celebrate this step with you and rejoice in your forward momentum?

  10. Tell about someone or something that brings joy to your life on a regular basis. How do you express your joy when you encounter this person or situation?

  11. Read: Psalm 8 and Psalm 19:1-6. How do you see and experience the beauty, creativity, and wonder of God in the things He has made? How do these things bring you joy?

  12. Read: 2 Timothy 3:16-17. Tell about a passage in the Bible that brings joy to your heart. How has God spoken to you through this passage?

  13. Read: John 14:2-3 and Revelation 21:1-5. How does the assurance and hope of heaven bring joy in the hard times and good times of life?

  14. Read: Psalm 103:1-2. Make a list of 10-15 benefits and good gifts you have because God has been good to you. Reads this list to your group and describe how knowing these blessings brings joy to your heart?

  15. Busyness can kill a joyful heart. What are ways you can slow down so you can notice and enjoy the good things God has planned for you? How can moving too fast and staying too busy steal your joy?

  16. What is one step forward you have taken in your faith and journey with Jesus over the past few months? How can your group members celebrate this step with you and rejoice in your forward momentum?

  17. Read: 1 Thessalonians 5:17. What gets in the way of you talking with God through the flow of an ordinary day?

  18. What is one step forward you have taken in your faith and journey with Jesus over the past few months? How can your group members celebrate this step with you and rejoice in your forward momentum?

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