July 26 – August 1

Weekly Reading for July 26 – August 1

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: Vision of Jesus
Sermon Title: Jesus, The Lamb of God

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on August 2, 2020:


Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: Vision of Jesus
Sermon Title: Jesus, Our Great High Priest
Delivered On: July 26, 2020

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Memorize and Reflect

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)


Prayer Direction

Thank Jesus for being your High Priest and the one who made the final sacrifice to cover all your sins. Commit to seek the rest Jesus offers and to live in a rhythm of Sabbath. Ask for daily courage to approach God’s throne of grace with confidence. Commit to grow in faith and take steps forward in spiritual maturity.


“Live It!” Challenge

Take the Self-Assessment: Take the time (even if you have done it before) to go on the Shoreline Church website and take the Spiritual Growth Self-Assessment. Once you do, identify your strongest area and take a moment to pray and thank God for your growth. Also, identify the area you need to grow the most, read the ideas for growth, and start one new practice that will help you grow in this area of your journey with Jesus.


Small Group Discussion

  1. Describe a great day of rest for you. What would you do and what would you avoid?

  2. How might a restful day like this draw you closer to Jesus? How can you take steps forward in living with a regular rhythm of Sabbath?

  3. Read: Hebrews 4:1-13. How did God set us an example of resting? Why do you think God is so concerned that His children learn a rhythm of rest?

  4. Read: Hebrews 4:14-16. What do you think it means to say that Jesus was tempted in every way (yet without sin)? What does this teach us about the difference between actions of sin and thoughts of temptation?

  5. What does it look like when we approach God’s throne of grace with confidence?

  6. What needs to happen so that you can draw near God with increasing confidence? What needs to change in the way you see either yourself or God?

  7. Read: Hebrews 5:1-10. How is Jesus radically different than any other priest or high priest who has ever lived? How does this difference impact Jesus’ ability to pay for all of our sins?

  8. Read: Hebrews 5:11-6:3. Our High Priest calls us to grow in spiritual maturity. How does this passage speak as a bold call to growth?

  9. What are steps you need to take to grow in spiritual maturity? What is getting in the way of your spiritual growth?

  10. How can your group members pray for you, encourage you, and keep you accountable in one or two areas of personal spiritual growth?

  11. Describe a great day of rest for you. What would you do and what would you avoid?

  12. How might a restful day like this draw you closer to Jesus? How can you take steps forward in living with a regular rhythm of Sabbath?

  13. Read: Hebrews 4:1-13. How did God set us an example of resting? Why do you think God is so concerned that His children learn a rhythm of rest?

  14. Read: Hebrews 4:14-16. What do you think it means to say that Jesus was tempted in every way (yet without sin)? What does this teach us about the difference between actions of sin and thoughts of temptation?

  15. What does it look like when we approach God’s throne of grace with confidence?

  16. What needs to happen so that you can draw near God with increasing confidence? What needs to change in the way you see either yourself or God?

  17. Read: Hebrews 5:1-10. How is Jesus radically different than any other priest or high priest who has ever lived? How does this difference impact Jesus’ ability to pay for all of our sins?

  18. Read: Hebrews 5:11-6:3. Our High Priest calls us to grow in spiritual maturity. How does this passage speak as a bold call to growth?

  19. What are steps you need to take to grow in spiritual maturity? What is getting in the way of your spiritual growth?

  20. How can your group members pray for you, encourage you, and keep you accountable in one or two areas of personal spiritual growth?

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