Weekly Reading for June 21 – 27
Preparing for Next Week’s Message
Sermon Series: The Book
Sermon Title: Engaging with the Book That Jesus Loves
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on June 28, 2020:
- SUNDAY: 2 Timothy 3,
- MONDAY: Joshua 1 ,
- TUESDAY: Hebrews 4,
- WEDNESDAY: James 1,
- THURSDAY: Nehemiah 9 ,
- FRIDAY: Romans 15,
- SATURDAY: 1 Timothy 4,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: The Book
Sermon Title: A Book for the World
Delivered On: June 21, 2020
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Memorize and Reflect
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
Thank God for the people He placed in your life who told you the story of Jesus and lived in a way that showed you the reality of the Gospel. Pray for people you love and care about who do not yet know the love and amazing grace of Jesus. Surrender your heart and life to Jesus to be a witness and share the good news of Jesus with others, even when it challenges and stretches you.
“Live It!” Challenge
Get Trained: We can all take steps to get trained to share our faith more naturally. Consider going onto the Organic Outreach website and register for all of the free resources. If you look around the site and can’t find the tools for learning to share the gospel, you can call the Organic Outreach offices and ask for help. The OOI team, will gladly help you navigate the site and find the right tools for you to sharpen your gospel sharing skills.
Small Group Discussion
Who first shared the story of Jesus with you? How did they share it and what impact did it have on you?
Who shared the good news of Jesus with you in a way that made sense and helped you receive Jesus as Savior. What was helpful and impactful about the way this person shared the story of Jesus with you?
Read: Genesis 12:1-4. What was God’s call to Abraham and what do you think God was charging him to do? In what ways God has blessed you and how can these blessings overflow to people you love who do not yet know Jesus?
Read: Jonah 1:1-3. What was God calling Jonah to do and why do you think he was so resistant? What are ways Christians today resist the mission call of God to share their faith with the world?
Read: Isaiah 53:4-6. How do you see the heart of God and the good news of Jesus revealed in this prophetic passage of the God’s Book? How does this prophecy inspire you to share your faith more freely?
Read: Matthew 5:13-16. What do salt and light do that we should emulate as we seek to share God’s message of hope and love through Jesus?
Read: Acts 1:7-8 and Matthew 28:18-20. God called Saul and many other “surprising people” to share His message of salvation and new life with the world. Od used such “unlikely” people as his message bearers? How does this reality inspire you and encourage you to share the love of Jesus with greater boldness?
Read: Romans 5:8, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Romans 8:3-4, Romans 10:9-10, and Romans 12:1-2. How could this simple series of verses help you share and articulate the amazing good news of Jesus with friends and family members ? What is a way you could have these passages at your fingertips so you are always ready to tell the story of Jesus? (memorize them, keep them in your phone, mark them in your Bible, or load an app on your phone)
How do you see God’s mission-message in other places in The Book?
If God’s Word is loaded with passages that call us out into the world to naturally share the message of Jesus, what is a next step you can take to enter into this mission?