May 15 – May 22

Weekly Reading for May 15 – May 22

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: Discovering the Risen Jesus
Sermon Title: His Mission Is My Mission

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on May 22, 2022:


Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: Discovering the Risen Jesus
Sermon Title: Restoration for the Broken
Delivered On: May 15, 2022

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Memorize and Reflect

[bible]John 20:31[/bible] But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.


Prayer Direction

Thank Jesus for the many times He has forgiven you and restored in you. Think of specific instances. Pray for a heart that is willing to both receive God’s restoring grace and share it with others. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you places where you need to confess, repent, and receive His restoring power.


“Live It!” Challenge

I Love You – Think about an area of your life where you have been wandering from Jesus or flat-out rebelling. Confess this area of sin to Him and declare your love for Him, three times. Then turn from sin and walk toward the restoring and loving Jesus!


Small Group Discussion

  1. Tell about a time you got a Mulligan, a do-over, or a fresh new start. How did this impact your life?

  2. Read: Luke 5:1-11 What do you find interesting or noteworthy about Peter’s call to follow Jesus?

  3. When did you feel the call to follow Jesus and how has following Him transformed your attitudes, behaviors, and heart?

  4. When did you feel the call to follow Jesus and how has following Him transformed your attitudes, behaviors, and heart?

  5. Read: Matthew 26:69-75. What do you think drove Peter to deny Jesus? How do you think he saw himself after this experience?

  6. What are ways followers of Jesus deny Him and abandon Him (even when they still have faith in His presence and forgiveness)?

  7. Read: John 21. What similarities do you see between Jesus’ first call to Peter and the time he restored Peter and called him to follow again?

  8. In John 20:31, we are taught that the things recorded in John’s gospel are meant to help us recognize Jesus as the Messiah, the Son of God, and to help us believe in Him and find life in His name? How has reading the Gospel of John and other Scriptures helped these things happen in your life?

  9. What are specific ways we can return to Jesus and follow Him again, after times of rebelling and running away from Him?

  10. What are ways we can express our love for Jesus (in words, worship, and life-actions)?

  11. What is one way you can take a step toward walking more closely with Jesus in an area where you have wandered away?