Weekly Reading for July 19 – July 25
Preparing for Next Week’s Message
Sermon Title: Here and Now
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on July 26, 2015:
- SUNDAY: 1 Timothy 6, 1 Timothy 6:17-19 ,
- MONDAY: Hebrews 13, Hebrews 13:5-6,
- TUESDAY: Psalm 23,
- WEDNESDAY: John 3, John 3:16-21,
- THURSDAY: Malachi 3, Malachi 3:6-12,
- FRIDAY: John 17, John 17:20-23,
- SATURDAY: 1 Kings 17, 1 Kings 17:1-6,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Title: Lost and Found
Delivered On: July 19, 2015
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Memorize and Reflect
"For the Son of Man came to seek and save the lost" ([bible] Luke 19:10[/bible])“.”
Ask God to help you see Jesus as the One who came to save you from your sin and not the One who came to save you from anyone or anything else.
“Live It!” Challenge
Changed and Changing: God has saved us from our sin through His Son, Jesus’ death on the cross. If you have accepted that truth and believe that truth, your life will look different than it did before you believed. Take some time to list out three ways Jesus has changed you since your encounter with Him. Then take some time to think of an area of your life you still need Jesus to change and list it asking Jesus to help you be more like Him in that area.
Small Group Discussion
What’s your favorite “search and rescue” story (book, movie, personal experience)?
Read: Luke 19:1-10
What do you see in this story? What does it mean?
What are possible reasons (good, bad, or mixed) for Zacchaeus to want to get a look at Jesus?
When you first drew near to Jesus, what were you looking for or expecting to see?
What approach did Jesus take to accomplish his mission with Zacchaeus?
What is one unique way God worked in you as you began learning about Him?
What lessons can we learn from Jesus about how we can engage our lost friends?
Read: Revelation 3:20
what actions is Jesus taking or willing to take?
What action is ours to take?
“He sees me, he knows me, he wants me, and he can have me.” When in your life did you first realize the truth of this? What does this statement mean to you right now?