May 10 – 16

Weekly Reading for May 10 – 16

Preparing for Next Week’s Message


Sermon Series: Stand Strong in the Battle
Sermon Title: Stand Strong When Discouragement Descends

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on May 17, 2020:

Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon


Sermon Series: Stand Strong in the Battle
Sermon Title: Stand Strong When Pride is Raging
Delivered On: May 10, 2020

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Memorize and Reflect


“‘The decision is announced by messengers, the holy ones declare the verdict, so that the living may know that the Most High is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and gives them to anyone he wishes and sets over them the lowliest of people.’ (Daniel 4:17)

Prayer Direction


Invite the Holy Spirit to show you where pride is growing and lurking in your heart. Ask for power to battle pride with genuine humility. Praise God that He rules and reigns over the universe, every global leader, and you! Confess where you see pride in your heart and life.

“Live It!” Challenge


Would You Tell Me: Take time to ask one or two trusted friends or family members, “Would you tell me the truth if you saw an area of pride growing in my heart, words, or behavior?” If they say no, don’t go any further. If they say yes, dare to ask them to take a day or two to pray and reflect and then share with you. Then, ask them to pray for the power of God to fill you as you battle against pride and seek to grow in humility. As a bonus- ask them to let you know if they notice any growth and forward progression in this area of your life.

Small Group Discussion


  1. How would you define pride and how do you see pride at work in our world today? Give at least one example.

  2. How would you define humility and how do you see humility present in the life of someone you know?

  3. Read: Daniel 4:4-17. When you want wisdom, to whom do you go and why do you go to this person?

  4. What is an area of your life where you battle with pride? How do you see pride at work right now and what step could you take to grow in humility in this area of your life?

  5. Why is it essential that we recognize that God is the ruler of the universe and our life? What are some possible dangers if we believe we are in charge of everything?

  6. Read: Daniel 4:18-23. How is silence and keeping our mouth shut (at least some of the time) a sign of wisdom and humility? Why is this so hard to do?

  7. When things are really going our way and we feel successful in many ways, why is this an ideal time for the enemy of our soul to sow seeds of pride? What are ways we can be careful and cautious in these “wonderful and plenteous” times of life?

  8. God loves us enough to deal with our pride and not let it continue to destroy our heart and lives. Share a story of a time you saw God humble a person (you or someone else) in a way that was redemptive and healthy.

  9. Read: Daniel 4:24-37. How have you experienced God’s patience and longsuffering spirit toward you or someone you love?

  10. Why does God, eventually, seem to uncover our pride? How is this an act of love and grace?

  11. How would you define pride and how do you see pride at work in our world today? Give at least one example.

  12. How would you define humility and how do you see humility present in the life of someone you know?

  13. Read: Daniel 4:4-17. When you want wisdom, to whom do you go and why do you go to this person?

  14. What is an area of your life where you battle with pride? How do you see pride at work right now and what step could you take to grow in humility in this area of your life?

  15. Why is it essential that we recognize that God is the ruler of the universe and our life? What are some possible dangers if we believe we are in charge of everything?

  16. Read: Daniel 4:18-23. How is silence and keeping our mouth shut (at least some of the time) a sign of wisdom and humility? Why is this so hard to do?

  17. When things are really going our way and we feel successful in many ways, why is this an ideal time for the enemy of our soul to sow seeds of pride? What are ways we can be careful and cautious in these “wonderful and plenteous” times of life?

  18. God loves us enough to deal with our pride and not let it continue to destroy our heart and lives. Share a story of a time you saw God humble a person (you or someone else) in a way that was redemptive and healthy.

  19. Read: Daniel 4:24-37. How have you experienced God’s patience and longsuffering spirit toward you or someone you love?

  20. Why does God, eventually, seem to uncover our pride? How is this an act of love and grace?

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