Weekly Reading for July 10 – 16
Preparing for Next Week’s MessageSermon Series: What's on My Mind?
Sermon Title: Vulnerable
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on July 17, 2022:
- SUNDAY: Matthew 25,
- MONDAY: Isaiah 1,
- TUESDAY: Micah 6,
- WEDNESDAY: Psalm 82,
- THURSDAY: John 6,
- FRIDAY: Job 31,
- SATURDAY: James 1,
Reflecting on the Most Recent SermonSermon Series: What's On My Mind?
Sermon Title: Time Well Spent
Delivered On: July 10, 2022
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Memorize and ReflectLuke 19:9-10 Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
Prayer DirectionThank Jesus for willingly going to the cross to be the sacrifice for your sin. Think about the moments in your life where you may have wandered away from Jesus, and with gratitude, give thanks to Him for always welcoming you back with open arms. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you walk in step with Jesus every day, and to keep your eyes fixed on Him, the author, and perfecter of your faith.
“Live It!” ChallengeThink about areas in your life where sin has easily entangled you. Ask for forgiveness and seek strength from the Holy Spirit that indwells inside of you to “fight the good fight”. Each morning as you wake up, say, “Jesus, with you all things are possible. Today I choose surrender and will seek to walk with you”.
Small Group Discussion
Tell of a time you felt far from Jesus, or how you have felt discounted from His love. How did this impact your life?
Talk about Jesus coming to be the sacrifice for all your sin and shame. Knowing He removes all our guilt and shame, how does this help us walk in step with Him?
Read: Luke 19:1-10. What strikes you the most in this story?
Share your story of leaving your past behind and surrendering to Jesus. Where do you think you would be without the love of Jesus Christ in your life?
Read: 1 Peter 5:8. Knowing you have a real enemy who seeks to destroy your life, what steps do you put in place in your life to remain close to Jesus?
Jesus called Zaccheus by name and spent time with him. Zaccheus needed this time with Jesus. The time they spent together transformed his heart forever. Share a story of a time you spent with someone far from Jesus and how their life changed.
Discuss this quote: “Nothing is too horrible for Jesus. He can handle the worst of the worst. And the darkness doesn’t stand a chance."
How does your life look different as you choose to follow Jesus daily? What distracts you during your day from spending time with Jesus, or from seeking opportunities to spend time with someone who is far from Jesus?
Is there an area in your life where you need to surrender to Jesus? It can be easy to hang onto your “old ways,” but Jesus wants to continually refine you. Read: 2 Corinthians 5:17 and discuss.
Who are a few people the Holy Spirit is placing on your heart to spend time with? People who might feel like Zaccheus? How can you engage in a conversation with them to help them see who Jesus is and how His love abounds for them?