Weekly Reading for July 12 – 18
Preparing for Next Week’s Message
Sermon Series: A Vision of Jesus
Sermon Title: Jesus, God with Us
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on July 19, 2020:
- SUNDAY: Hebrews 1,
- MONDAY: Hebrews 2,
- TUESDAY: Philippians 2,
- WEDNESDAY: Colossians 1,
- THURSDAY: John 1,
- FRIDAY: Hebrews 1,
- SATURDAY: Hebrews 2,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: The Book
Sermon Title: Engaging With the Book Jesus Loved
Delivered On: July 12, 2020
VIEW SERMON NOTES
Memorize and Reflect
Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. (Joshua 1:8)
Ask God to give you a fresh hunger for His Word. Pray for the power of the Spirit to fill you so you can engage in God’s Word daily…maybe more than once a day. Thank God for speaking to you, and all of His children, through His Word.
“Live It!” Challenge
Try Two: Each week of this series we have shared three ways to engage with The Book. If you have not done so already, try at least two of those ideas so you can find fresh new ways to engage in God’s holy Word.
Small Group Discussion
What is one way you engage in learning from the Bible that really works and resonates for you? Why do you think this approach to biblical engagement fits the way God has made you?
Tell about a way that some people engage with the Bible that simply does not grip you or connect for you. Why do you think this approach does not inspire or work for you?
Read: 2 Timothy 3:16-17. What are the five distinct things this passage says the Bible will do for (or to us)? If we really believed these things will happen when we read (or listen to) the Bible, how might this motivate us to engage more with God’s Book?
Tell about a time you read, listened to, or heard the Bible taught or preached and it had a powerful impact on you. Using the five ideas from 2 Timothy 3:16-17, how did God use His Word to teach, rebuke, correct, train, or equip you?
Read: Joshua 1:7-8. What could it look like if you decided to engage with God’s Word in some way every morning and every evening? How might this impact your life for the better?
When you read or listen to the Bible, what do you expect to happen (if anything)? What should you be expecting to happen? How might a deeper set of expectations change the way you engage with the Bible?
Describe the situations where you are most likely to learn from the Bible and experience true, lasting, and deep change in your life. What can you do to engage more with the Bible in a way that fits how God has made you?
Read: James 1:22. What can happen when we read the Bible but never really act on what God teaches us? How can our lives change when we engage with God’s Word regularly and actually take serious action on what the Holy Spirit teaches us?
Read: Nehemiah 9:3. What are some of the benefits and values of reading the Bible in community with other people and talking about it together? What are some benefits of telling another person what you learned in your personal time of biblical engagement?
What is your plan for engaging more in God’s Word over the coming weeks and how can your group members pray for you and help keep you accountable to go deeper into The Book?