January 7 – 13

Weekly Reading for January 7 – 13

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: Who Am I?
Sermon Title: Member of God’s Kingdom, Not My Political Party!

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on January 14, 2024:


Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: Who Am I?
Sermon Title: A Child of God, Not a Product of Family History
Delivered On: January 7, 2024

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Memorize and Reflect

Ephesians 2:10
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.


Prayer Direction

Pray that any lies of the enemy about who you are will be identified by the Holy Spirit and destroyed by the truth of God during the next eight-week sermon series. Ask God to help you hear and believe His word in fresh new ways so that you can see yourself (and others) as God does.


“Live It!” Challenge

Make a “Who I Am” List – Over the next eight weeks, make a list of everything you learn about your identify through the eyes of God. You might want to keep this list in the back of your Bible with a simple statement like, Through Jesus, I am…A Child of God. Then, put a biblical reference next to it. By the end of the series, you will have a great list you can look back on and remember who God says you are!


Small Group Discussion

  1. What is one aspect of your identity in Jesus that has been locked in your heart and that you embrace and hold on to?

  2. What is one common lie of Satan about our identity that has become common in our culture and why is it so dangerous?

  3. Read: Genesis 1:26-31. What does this passage say about who made us and who we are? Why is it essential that we remember this and what is a possible consequence if we forget?

  4. Why is it so important that we recognize that God made us male and female in His image? What are ways we can reflect the image of God?

  5. Read: Romans 8:14-17. We are not slaves. We are children adopted by God Almighty! If we really believe and embrace this, how can it change the way we see ourselves and others?

  6. Read: 1 Corinthians 12:4-7. Tell about a unique gift or ability God has given you and describe how you find joy as you use it for His glory. How can your group members pray for you and cheer you on as you seek to grow this gift for the glory of God, the good of the Church, and the sake of the world?

  7. Read: Psalm 139:1-10. How deeply does God know you and how much does He focus on you as a precious child according to this passage? How does this make you feel and how might a deep awareness of this impact how we live a normal day?

  8. Write down a short one or two-sentence description of who you are according to what God says in His word. Or, just make a shortlist of words describing who you are in Christ. Share this with your group.