January 28 – February 3

Weekly Reading for January 28 – February 3

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: Who Am I?
Sermon Title: Valuable Because God Said So, Not Because the World Does

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on February 4, 2024:

Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: Who Am I?
Sermon Title: Calling from Above, Not My Worldly Status!
Delivered On: January 28, 2024


Memorize and Reflect

Romans 12:6
We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.

Prayer Direction

Ask God to help you base your sense of who you are and your value on His calling and gifting above any human standards or accomplishments. Pray for the Holy Spirit to empower and guide you to fully use the spiritual gifts He has given you for His glory and purposes.

“Live It!” Challenge

Discover, Develop, and Deploy – If you don’t know your unique and God-given gifts, take the Spiritual Gifts Assessment this week. If you know your gifting but want to develop it and begin engaging in Jesus-honoring ministry, contact the church office at (831) 655-0100 and ask for a meeting with one of our Spiritual gift coaches (on campus or online).

Small Group Discussion

  1. If you have used a spiritual gift in the life of the church or in some other context, share about this. What gift did you use, how did this impact others, and how did you experience the presence and power of Jesus?

  2. Read: Romans 12:1-2 and Ephesians 4:14-16. How can our surrender to Jesus and obedience to His leading bring God joy and honor?

  3. How does following Jesus fully lead to spiritual growth in our lives? How can going our own way and resisting God’s leading stunt our growth and harm our relationship with Jesus?

  4. Read: 1 Corinthians 12:12-14 and Romans 12:3-5. What are some ways that the human body and the spiritual body of Jesus are similar? Why do you think the apostle Paul uses this unique comparison?

  5. When the Bible teaches that we are truly connected and belong to other members of God’s Family/Church/Body, what implications does this have for how we treat other Christians (in our church and in other congregations)?

  6. Read: 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 and Romans 12:6-8. Why do you think God has given such a wonderful and beautiful variety of spiritual gifts? How have you seen different gifts work together to accomplish God’s will in His Church and the world?

  7. What is one gift you are using today, and how do you sense God working in and through you?

  8. Read: 1 Corinthians 12:25-26 and Ephesians 4:22-24. How can God use the gifts He has given us to bring Him glory, bless the world, and give meaning to our lives?

  9. What is one step you can take to move forward in God’s calling for your life? How can your group members pray for you and cheer you on as you make this move in your spiritual journey?