March 3 – 9

Weekly Reading for March 3 – 9

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: Three Words
Sermon Title: In the Garden

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on March 10, 2024:

Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: Three Words
Sermon Title: In the Begininng
Delivered On: March 3, 2024


Memorize and Reflect

Genesis 1:1-2
”In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.“

Prayer Direction

Thank God for His eternal presence and loving hand in creation. Thank Him for the order, beauty, and blessings of His creation, from the stars in the sky and the animals in nature to the people in your life. Express to Him your trust and belief in His Word and the confident assurance that we have of His sovereignty and intentionality in creating and sustaining our world and everything in it. Commit to pray this week as you spend some time gazing into or spending time out in His creation, thanking Him for His faithfulness and presence.

“Live It!” Challenge

Look for opportunities to celebrate God’s order and beauty in creation and share it with someone you love. Find time in your week to get outdoors and enjoy a sunrise in the foothills, a sunset by the beach, or a day at the zoo. Invite someone to join you, offer to pray, and thank God for His beautiful work.

Small Group Discussion

  1. What is one of your favorite hobbies? What makes it enjoyable? What pieces do you have to have in place before starting a new project to ensure it goes well and succeeds?

  2. Read: Genesis 1:1-2. What does this say about God and His hand in creation?

  3. Read: John 1:1-5. Do these words sound familiar? What was God communicating to us as He inspired the Apostle John to write these words? Do you see the Triune God in the creation account?

  4. Read: Genesis 1:3-31. Take turns within your group, allowing different readers for each section/day’s account. What patterns of words do you see unfold within the account? How is this a picture of God’s power, presence, and love?

  5. What challenges in our culture today do you see to the truth of God’s Word specifically in relation to the creation account?

  6. Read: Romans 1:20-23. Do you see this unfolding in our world today? What are the dangers of not giving God the glory and thanking Him for His creation? What are some ways we can find ourselves dangerously worshipping the creation instead of the Creator?