Weekly Reading for May 30 – June 5
Preparing for Next Week’s MessageSermon Series: Big Prayers
Sermon Title: God…The Focus of Our Prayers
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on June 6, 2021:
- SUNDAY: John 17,
- MONDAY: Matthew 6,
- TUESDAY: John 17 ,
- WEDNESDAY: Matthew 11 ,
- THURSDAY: John 17,
- FRIDAY: Matthew 6 ,
- SATURDAY: John 17 ,
Reflecting on the Most Recent SermonSermon Series: A Thriving Church
Sermon Title: Watch Your Mouth
Delivered On: May 30, 2021
VIEW SERMON NOTES
Memorize and Reflect[bible]Ephesians 4:29[/bible] Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Prayer DirectionPray for a humble heart that is ready to recognize where you have let gossip, lying, or grumbling into your heart and life. Confess these serious sins to Jesus. Thank Him for His grace and ask for power to overcome these sinful patterns in your life.
“Live It!” ChallengeDare to Ask – Ask two or three close Christian friends (and as a bonus, one non-believing friend) if they feel your words are consistently positive and uplifting. Tell them you are fighting against gossip and grumbling and are seeking to speak the truth with grace. Invite them to point out when you are doing well and when you need to do better.
Small Group Discussion
Tell about a Christian in your life who speaks kind and uplifting words consistently. How does this person impact others and how does God use them to build people up?
Read: James 3:6-10 - What are some of the dangers of a tongue (words) that are harsh, out of control, and not led by Jesus? How have you seen words burn and destroy?
Read: Ephesians 4:29 - What does this passage call Christians to do with their words? Put God’s instructions in this passage in your own words.
Read: 2 Corinthians 12:20 - Why is gossip so dangerous? What can we do to decrease gossip in our life, relationships, and the world?
Read: Proverbs 12:22 - What damage comes into our lives and relationships if we tell lies to others? How can we grow in truth-telling and decrease the temptation to tell lies?
Read: 1 Corinthians 10:6-13 - Why do you think God takes the sin of grumbling and complaining so seriously? What do we reveal about our hearts when we complain consistently?
What are steps we can take to purge complaining from our hearts, lips, and lives?