June 4 – 10

Weekly Reading for June 4 – 10

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: Journey to Jesus
Sermon Title: Following God with Whole-Hearted Devotion

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on June 11, 2023:

Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: 7 Deadly Sins
Sermon Title: The Taste of Gluttony
Delivered On: June 4, 2023


Memorize and Reflect

Proverbs 25:16 If you find honey, eat just enough— too much of it, and you will vomit.

Prayer Direction

Thank God for the amazing gift of food and drink with all the wonderful tastes and textures. Pray for a heart and body that appreciate food and drink but are not controlled by them. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you see if there are places where gluttony has taken root in you. Pray for increased self-control to change your patterns of eating and drinking to glorify God in your body.

“Live It!” Challenge

Fast – Try fasting from a certain food, drink, or from all food for a time of prayer and surrender to God’s will in the care of your body.

Small Group Discussion

  1. What are examples of how overeating or over-drinking are seen as acceptable (and even encouraged) in our culture?

  2. Is there anything in your family history or personal upbringing that connects to the deadly sin of gluttony?

  3. Read: Proverbs 23:1-3 and Proverbs 23:19-21. What are some of the messages we might send others if they see us behaving in a gluttonous manner?

  4. What are some of the possible dangers and consequences of spending too much time with people who conduct themselves in a gluttonous manner?

  5. What are practical ways we can increase self-control when it comes to how much we eat and drink? Why is this so challenging?

  6. How can celebrating the goodness of food and drink (and actually enjoying these gifts) help us battle against gluttony?

  7. How can slowing down when we eat and paying attention to our food help us resist the temptation to gluttony?

  8. Read: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20. How can remembering that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit help us eat and drink in a way that honors our body as the dwelling place of God?