March 12 – 18

Weekly Reading for March 12 – 18

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: Lavish
Sermon Title: Sons & Daughters

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on March 19, 2023:

Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: Lavish
Sermon Title: Generous God
Delivered On: March 12, 2023


Memorize and Reflect

Acts 14:15b
We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heavens and the earth and the sea and everything in them.

Prayer Direction

Ask God to help you see the wonder of his creation and the gift of his word. Pray that you would follow the trails to God and continue to take next steps in your relationship with him.

“Live It!” Challenge

Special Revelation - Reflect on whether you’re using the trail of special revelation to know God. Commit to a Bible reading plan. Ask a friend to join you to encourage you as well as hold you accountable to be in God’s Word.

Small Group Discussion

  1. What’s one of your favorite meals?

  2. Read: Acts 14:8-18. When is this happening? Who are the main characters in the story?

  3. Paul is trying to share the gospel in Lystra, a city steeped in the mythology of the Greek gods. Paul tailors his message to the audience, making a case for God by pointing to the goodness of God through rain, crops, food and joy. Why do you think Paul builds a case for God using these four things?

  4. What is the difference between thanking God for the food and recognizing God’s kindness and generosity through the food?

  5. What are some ways we can learn to recognize the kindness of God through things like food? How can something like food help us remember God’s kindness and generosity in a difficult situation?

  6. Things in the created world like food and beauty reveal something to us about God. This is called general revelation. Spending time in nature can also be a powerful place to feel God’s presence. In what ways have you felt God’s presence through nature?

  7. God reveals himself through nature, but nature should cause us to want to know more about God. What are some things we can learn about God from nature? What can’t we learn about God through nature?

  8. In addition to nature, God has chosen to reveal himself through his word. This is called special revelation. How is God’s word a gift? What are some ways we can interact with God’s word to learn more about him?

  9. While there are trails that point us toward God, they should all lead us to Jesus. God entered the world in the person of Jesus. Jesus lived a perfect life, dying on the cross for our sins to serve as the way to a restored relationship with God. How does Jesus’s life serve as a trail to God?

  10. Where would you place yourself on the trail to God? What’s the next step for you to take in your relationship with God?

  11. What’s one thing that you want to do differently as a result of this conversation?