Weekly Reading for July 11 – July 17
Preparing for Next Week’s MessageSermon Series: Simple Sharing
Sermon Title: Sharing Like Jesus
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on July 18, 2021:
- SUNDAY: Luke 9,
- MONDAY: John 9,
- TUESDAY: John 13,
- WEDNESDAY: John 14,
- THURSDAY: Philippians 2,
- FRIDAY: Matthew 26-27,
- SATURDAY: John 18-19,
Reflecting on the Most Recent SermonSermon Series: Who Cares?
Sermon Title: Caring for the World
Delivered On: July 11, 2021
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Memorize and Reflect[bible]Isaiah 6:8[/bible] Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
Prayer DirectionPray every day this week for your heart to be softened, eyes opened and ears attuned to the needs of the global community. As the Spirit moves you respond in prayer for those needs and if He leads you to take any additional actions, faithfully take those steps.
“Live It!” Challenge10:40 Prayer: Set an alarm on your watch, phone, or in your home for 10:40 AM (or PM if you work the night shift). When the alarm goes off, take 2-3 minutes to pray specifically for the global Christian organizations helping to meet the needs of people living in the 10/40 window. To help identify the organizations, go to the Shoreline website under global outreach partners and choose from several options (i.e. World Mission, Compassion International).
Small Group Discussion
What are some of the reasons that hold people back from engaging in world missions or global outreach?
Read: John 3:16-17 - What do these verses tell us about Jesus’ love for the world? Put it in your own words.
With so many needs in the world today, what are some practical ways we as individuals and as a church could model Jesus’ love for the world?
Read: Mark 8:1-10 or Matthew 15:29-38 -
It would have been easy for Jesus to just send the people home, but He chose to meet the immediate need. How did Jesus meet the need and also involve His disciples in the process?
As His modern-day disciples, how can we help partner with, pray for, and financially support Christ-centered organizations that are providing the basic needs for people of the world?
Read: Mark 10:46-52 - Like His disciples, Jesus could have completely ignored the cry for help. How did Jesus respond and why did His disciples miss the need and cries for help?
What types of barriers to Jesus exist culturally, geographically, socially, and religiously?
Read: Matthew 25: 34-40 -
What practical ways did the King describe as caring for Him? What surprised the “righteous”? How then should we see caring for the world in relation to demonstrating our love for Jesus?
What are some practical ways your small group can partner together to demonstrate tangibly your love for Jesus and the world He came to save?