Weekly Reading for July 23 – 29
Preparing for Next Week’s Message
Sermon Series: Psalms Mixtape
Sermon Title: I Wanna Say Thank You
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on July 30, 2017:
- SUNDAY: Psalm 103, Psalm 100,
- MONDAY: Psalm 103, Psalm 106,
- TUESDAY: Psalm 103, Psalm 107,
- WEDNESDAY: Psalm 103, Psalm 116,
- THURSDAY: Psalm 103, Psalm 118,
- FRIDAY: Psalm 103, Psalm 136,
- SATURDAY: Psalm 103, Psalm 138,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: Psalms Mixtape
Sermon Title: Fearless
Delivered On: July 23, 2017
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The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? ([bible]Psalm 27:1[/bible])
Thank God that He is your salvation and stronghold! Lift up specific praises for times He has saved and delivered you in big and small ways. Through the day, acknowledge to God that you know He is with you and ask that you will see and sense His presence. Pray for deliverance over the enemies and attacks you are facing.
“Live It!” Challenge
I Am Confident - Write down five reasons you can be confident that God is your light, deliverer, fortress, and always with you. Post your reasons where you will see them on a daily basis and when you do, declare out loud, “I am confident in my God, I do not need to live in fear!”
Small Group Discussion
Tell about one or two things that cause you fear (be honest, we all struggle with some kind of fear at some time).
Read: Psalm 27:1-3 What are some of the ways God shines light in the darkness of this world? How do you need Him to shine light in your life right now?
God is a fortress, a stronghold, and a mighty tower for those who have received Jesus. What are some of the ways God protects and watches over His children? Tell about one time you are absolutely confident that God protected you and was watching over you.
Read: Psalm 27:4-5 In the Old Testament, God’s Spirit was present in a powerful and specific way in the Tabernacle and then the Temple. Now God says that He lives and dwells in the lives of His people. If God lives in you and me, then where do we need to go to find His presence and power? Why should this reality bring us a sense of confidence and boldness as we walk through life?
Read: Psalm 27:6-12 What are some of the specific prayers David lifts up in this part of the Psalm? What do you think David is praying for, and how can you emulate His passionate cries to God?
How can bold prayer grow a fearless heart? If we don’t pray, or never pray with confidence, how does this create an environment for fear to grow in our life?
How does worshipping, singing, and lifting up praise to God grow our confidence and boldness? What are specific songs you would like to carry in your heart and lips in the coming days and how might these help you live a more fearless life?
Read: Psalm 27:13-14 David is sure that he will see God’s goodness in this life. How have you seen, experienced, and tasted the goodness of God in the past thirty days?
How does remembering these things make you more bold and confident in your faith?