Weekly Reading for June 7 – 13
Preparing for Next Week’s Message
Sermon Series: The Book
Sermon Title: Loving The Book
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on June 14, 2020:
- SUNDAY: Psalm 119:1-40,
- MONDAY: Psalm 119:2-80,
- TUESDAY: Psalm 119:81-120,
- WEDNESDAY: Psalm 119:121-176,
- THURSDAY: 2 Timothy 3,
- FRIDAY: Psalm 23 , Philippians 4,
- SATURDAY: Romans 8,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: The Book
Sermon Title: The Book Jesus Loved
Delivered On: June 7, 2020
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Memorize and Reflect
For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. (Matthew 5:18)
Thank God for loving you enough to reveal His Word and for giving us The Book. Ask God to grow your love for The Book and deepen your appreciation for His revelation. Pray for a mind that remembers what you learn as you read the Bible and for strength to live out the life-lessons God teaches you.
“Live It!” Challenge
Thirty Day Challenge: If you don’t have a regular daily engagement with the truth God has revealed in His Book, consider doing the Shoreline reading plan for 30 days. Make a commitment to read or listen to a full chapter of the Bible each day. Try to do it at the same time each day and find a place you can do this with minimal distractions. Each day, seek to find one idea or insight that can impact your life or your attitude. You might even want to write down this insight each day and look back at all you have learned over the month.
Small Group Discussion
Who gave you your first Bible and what did it mean to you at the time?
What is one of your favorite passages in the Bible and why is it meaningful to you? If it helped you through a specific time or situation, share your story.
Read: Matthew 5:21-24&version=NIV" target="_blank">Matthew 5:17-18[/ible]. How did Jesus view and talk about the Bible (In His day, the Bible was the Old Testament)? Why do you think Jesus viewed the Bible the way He did?
Why do you think Jesus quoted the Bible and referred to Old Testament teaching as often and passionately as he did?
What might happen if we viewed the Bible the way Jesus does?
Read: Matthew 5:21-24. Take a moment and skim through the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew chapters 5-7). How was Jesus honoring the truth of The Book and how was he calling us to let it deeply impact our lives?
Tell about a time you read the Bible consistently and deeply and it had a significant impact on your life.
Read: John 10:1-15. How does the Bible give clarity to who we are and also help us see how God sees others? What is one of the things you are thankful the Bible tells you about yourself?
What would you say to a person who thinks the Bible is just an old book that does not relate to our lives today?
Tell about your personal habits or commitments in terms of reading and learning more about the Bible. What is a step you want to take in terms of engaging more with God’s amazing Book and how can your group members pray for you and encourage you as you seek to grow in knowing, loving and following the teachings of the Bible?