June 9 – 15

Weekly Reading for June 9 – 15

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

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

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on June 16, 2024:

Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series:
Sermon Title: In the Midst
Delivered On: June 9, 2024


Memorize and Reflect

Romans 8:18
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

Prayer Direction

As you go through trials, which we all encounter, keep praying for the strength, perseverance, and even joy that God provides us throughout.

“Live It!” Challenge

Think of looking more and more closely for God’s hand on you and your circumstances. Like walking the beach and looking for beach glass- the tiniest pieces are beautiful and worth collecting. You will find more and more examples of His presence in your circumstances when looking through a Biblical “filter.”

Small Group Discussion

  1. Read: James 1: 1-4. What is it like for you to “consider it pure joy” when life is extra tough?

  2. Share a time (might be right now) when you wrestled with finding joy in a great trial. What happened, how did it go, is it resolved and how?

  3. Read: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
    Discuss each of the three principles presented: being joyful always, praying continually and giving thanks in all circumstances. Which ones seem workable, which seem hard?

  4. What are some obstacles when it comes to struggling with life’s trials (yours and others you know of in general)? Which direction do your thoughts go?

  5. Consider ways to stop negative thoughts tracks and shift to thoughts more aligned with Scripture. Discuss and share with each other.

  6. In Romans 12:2 Paul presents our minds as something that can be renewed. How does that work, and how might that help us in times of various trials?

  7. Do you have life verses that comfort and strengthen you in tough times? If so, share them with the group. Discuss any verses that are easy to understand and assimilate.

  8. Talk about praying for God’s help with trials. In your view and experience, how does that work? How do you pray when “in the midst of various trials”?

  9. Does your prayer life grow, stop, shorten, or change in any way when you’re struggling?