May 16th – May 22nd

Weekly Reading for May 16th – May 22nd

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: A Thriving Church
Sermon Title: Discover, Develop, Deploy

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on May 23, 2021:

Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: Ecclesiastes: What Matters Most
Sermon Title: What Matters Most and Lasts Forever?
Delivered On: May 16, 2021


Memorize and Reflect

Ecclesiastes 7:12 Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it.

Prayer Direction

Read James 1:5 - Thank God for the provision of wisdom. Ask God to show you where you lack wisdom in your life. Then boldly ask him to give you the wisdom he so generously supplies. Ask God to show you if there is someone in your life, you should ask to be your mentor or provide counsel.

“Live It!” Challenge

Use Wisdom! - God provides wisdom through his Holy Spirit, through the Bible, and through godly counsel. Based on the prayer direction, as you read, meditate and pray through James 1:5, take one step to apply the wisdom God provides to a situation in your life. If God puts someone on your heart, ask them to be your mentor.

Small Group Discussion

  1. Do you now or have you ever had a mentor relationship? If so, tell us about it? If not, what has stopped you?

  2. Read Ecclesiastes 7:11-12 - What is the benefit of wisdom?

  3. How would you define or describe wisdom?

  4. Read Proverbs 19:20 - Who do you go to for advice?

  5. How well do you handle correction and/or accountability?

  6. What does Consistent Community mean to you?

  7. Read Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 - How does Solomon’s description of relationships apply to us today?

  8. Read Ecclesiastes 12:1 - What does this verse mean to you?

  9. How do we remember our creator?

  10. What practical step will you take this week to focus on what matters most and lasts forever?