June 12 – June 18

Weekly Reading for June 12 – June 18

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: Love God, Love People: Living the Great Commandment
Sermon Title: Loving the People God Loves

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on June 19, 2022:


Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: Love God, Love People: Living the Great Commandment
Sermon Title: Loving God Above All Else
Delivered On: June 12, 2022

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Memorize and Reflect

[bible]Matthew 22:37-38[/bible] Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.


Prayer Direction

Thank God for His amazing love for you and ask for eyes and a heart that really see the greatness of His love on a daily basis. Pray for people in your life who are not yet followers of Jesus to open their eyes to the love God has for them. Ask God for power and courage to express love to the people He has placed in your life.


“Live It!” Challenge

I Love You – Make a point of telling two or three people in your life that you love them in the coming week. You can do this verbally or in writing. But say it and mean it!


Small Group Discussion

  1. Tell about a time when you realized that God really does love you and describe how this impacted your relationship with God?

  2. Read: Matthew 22:34-38. What does it mean to love God with our whole heart? What are examples of what it looks like when we are loving God with our heart?

  3. What does it mean to love God with our whole mind? What are examples of what it looks like when we are loving God with our mind?

  4. Read: Deuteronomy 6:4-9. What does it mean to love God with all of our strength? What are examples of what it looks like when we are loving God with all the strength we have?

  5. What are practical ways we can teach the next generation to love God and share His love with others?

  6. In the ancient world the followers of God used simple reminders and signs of God’s goodness to help them remember all He had done for them. What are ways we can set up reminders of God’s love, presence, and goodness in our homes, cars, offices, and other places?

  7. What are ways we can praise, worship, and declare our love to God and for God? Why does praise help us love God more?

  8. What are ways we can keep our mind focused on God in a world that seeks to distract us from God’s presence and goodness?