Weekly Reading for June 14 – 20
Preparing for Next Week’s Message
Sermon Series: The Book
Sermon Title: A Book for the World
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on June 21, 2020:
- SUNDAY: Genesis 12,
- MONDAY: Jonah 1-2,
- TUESDAY: Jonah 3-4,
- WEDNESDAY: Matthew 28, Acts 1,
- THURSDAY: Romans 3, Romans 6,
- FRIDAY: Romans 10, Romans 12,
- SATURDAY: Matthew 9,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: The Book
Sermon Title: Loving the Book
Delivered On: June 14, 2020
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Memorize and Reflect
Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. (Psalm 119:97)
Ask the Holy Spirit of God to give you fresh and deep insight into His Word. Pray for excitement to read (or listen to) the Bible daily. Ask for a sense of God speaking as you feast on His Word. Pray for opportunities to share what you are learning from His Word…with people who know Jesus and even with those who are still spiritually seeking.
“Live It!” Challenge
One Key Thought: If you took the challenge last week to read the Bible for thirty days. Add one thing to your reading. Try writing down one lesson you learned or insight that hit you. Keep this on your phone or in a journal. At the end of the week, go back and reflect on all you learned from God as you read His Word the past week.
Small Group Discussion
Tell about one person you know who really seems to love the Bible. The words of the Bible are always on their heart and often on their lips. What do you appreciate and respect about this person?
How do we treat the things we really love and cherish? What are the indicators that we really love someone or something? How an we tell when a person really loves the Bible?
Read: Psalm 119:97-104. What are some of the reasons the writer of this Psalm loves the Word of God (the Book)?
How have you experienced some of the same things as the psalmist when it comes to your experience reading and following the teachings of the Bible?
What are some of the things that keep people from reading the Bible? In what ways are these fair or unfair reasons?
What are ways we could overcome some of the obstacles to reading the Bible that you discussed in question five?
Read: John 3:16-17. How does the Bible point us to the God who loves us beyond our comprehension? Share a passage that reveals the depth and greatness of God’s love for us and talk about what it means to you.
Read: Proverbs 7:18-23. How does the Bible give us warnings and boundaries that can save us from pain and poor choices? Share a passage that gives a needed warning or boundary and talk about what it means to you.
Read: Genesis 1:27. How does God’s Book help us understand who we are? Share a passage that reveals you are and talk about what it means to you to know your true identity.
If we truly believe the Bible is the very Word of God breathed by His Holy Spirit, how should this impact the way we engage with this amazing book?