Weekly Reading for July 19 – 25
Preparing for Next Week’s Message
Sermon Series: Vision of Jesus
Sermon Title: Jesus, Our Great High Priest
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on July 26, 2020:
- SUNDAY: Hebrews 4,
- MONDAY: Hebrews 5,
- TUESDAY: Hebrews 10,
- WEDNESDAY: Genesis 14,
- THURSDAY: Hebrews 4,
- FRIDAY: Hebrews 5,
- SATURDAY: Hebrews 10 ,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: Vision of Jesus
Sermon Title: Jesus, God with Us
Delivered On: July 19, 2020
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Memorize and Reflect
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. (Hebrews 1:3)
Thank God for entering human history in the form of a baby boy. Give Him praise for paying the full price for your sins and inviting you into a relationship with the Father. Ask for eyes to see Jesus more clearly and a heart to love Him with growing passion. Pray for boldness to share the amazing love, grace, and story of Jesus with people you know who are still far from Him.
“Live It!” Challenge
Unrestrained Worship: The next time you are going to worship God in the community of His people (either online or on-campus), ask God to free you to worship Jesus with fresh passion and joy. As you get ready to sing, commit to lift your voice with energy and focus on God. As you are led in prayer, join in with all your heart. As you open the Word and hear the sermon, commit to following whatever God teaches you with humble surrender.
Small Group Discussion
How have you experienced Jesus as better (superior) to the things offered by this world?
Read: Hebrews 1:1-4. What do you learn about Jesus in this short passage? How does this passage capture the heartbeat and core of who Jesus is?
Read: Hebrews 1:5-14. Why do you think God wants us to always remember that Jesus is infinitely superior to heavenly messengers (angels)? What is the danger of over-emphasizing the place and work of angels?
Read: Hebrews 2:1-4. What are some of the things that can cause Christians to drift away from their faith?
What can we do to resist the temptations the enemy sends our way to entice us to drift away from our faith in Jesus?
How can your group members pray for you and encourage you as you seek to stand strong in your faith and not drift from your commitment to walk with Jesus?
What are some of the theological and practical dangers of emphasizing the divinity of Jesus to the exclusion of His full humanity?
What are some of the theological and practical dangers of emphasizing the humanity of Jesus to the exclusion of His full divinity?
When we understand that our Savior is fully divine and the God of all creation, we desire to follow Him fully and utterly. What is one area of your faith that you are seeking to follow Jesus more fully and surrender more completely?
How can your group members pray for you, encourage you, or cheer you on as you seek to walk more intimately with Jesus?