June 23 – 29

Weekly Reading for June 23 – 29

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: You're Up
Sermon Title: A Call to Serve

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on June 30, 2024:

Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: You're Up
Sermon Title: A Call to Sacrifice
Delivered On: June 23, 2024


Memorize and Reflect

Romans 12:1-2
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Prayer Direction

Thank Jesus for His willingness to come to us and offer Himself as a sacrifice for our sins. Thank Him for the forgiveness that perfect sacrifice brought for us. Ask Him to show you any areas in your life where you can live more sacrificially out of love for Him and obedience to Him. Invite Him to show you ways you can also help others live more sacrificially.

“Live It!” Challenge

Living Sacrificially—Take some time this week to inventory your life, including your use of time, spending of money, and investing of gifts and talents for the glory of Jesus. Invite God to show you any areas where you could live more sacrificially and then follow through on His call to do so.

Small Group Discussion

  1. When you hear the word sacrifice what does it mean to you? What is one thing you have sacrificed as a result of your faith in Jesus and obedience to His call in your life?

  2. Read: Mark 8:34-35. What picture was Jesus painting for His disciples and those who choose to follow Him?

  3. What are practical examples of ways we “deny ourselves” as followers of Jesus? What is one example from your own life that you would be willing to share?

  4. Read: Luke 9:57-62. Although Jesus’ words may sound a bit harsh and insensitive, what was Jesus' main message in summary of these three examples?

  5. What might be some practical examples of things that hold us back from fully following Jesus and His call for our life?

  6. Read: Romans 12:1-2. What is God communicating to us through His word about sacrifice and our own lives? How are we called to live distinctly differently in a world filled with brokenness and self-centeredness?

  7. As you reflect on this week’s message, how does it move you to be more willing to live sacrificially?