May 8 – May 14

Weekly Reading for May 8 – May 14

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: Discovering the Risen Jesus
Sermon Title: Restoration for the Broken

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on May 15, 2022:

Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: Discovering the Risen Jesus
Sermon Title: No Doubt but Fresh Faith
Delivered On: May 8, 2022


Memorize and Reflect

John 20:27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”

Prayer Direction

Thank Jesus for His patience and for meeting you right where you are! Ask for fresh courage and confidence in your belief that Jesus is your Lord and God. Invite the Holy Spirit to give you boldness and courage to engage with new passion in the mission of Jesus.

“Live It!” Challenge

I Forgive You, because Jesus Forgives You – Identify one person you are having a hard time forgiving because they wronged you in some way. Ask Jesus to give you courage to do three things:
1) Pray every day for courage to forgive this person. 2) Reflect on all God has forgiven you. 3) Express the grace of Jesus and the forgiveness He offers to this person in a real and tangible way.

Small Group Discussion

  1. Tell about a time you struggled with doubt in some area of your faith and walk with Jesus. What caused this doubt and what helped you move past it to faith?

  2. Read: John 20:19-23. Who was gathered and what happened to and for them in this passage?

  3. If you had been there when Jesus appeared and you had experienced this, what would it have done for your faith and confidence to follow and serve Jesus?

  4. If you were Thomas and missed this event, how would you have felt?

  5. Read: John 20:24-29 This all takes place one week later and this time Thomas was there. If you compare these two Sunday appearances of Jesus (In John 20:19-23 and John 20:24-29 ) What is similar? What is distinct and different?

  6. How does Jesus bring peace to your life and how can you share it with others?

  7. How has Jesus called each of His followers to be part of His mission and share His message with the world? How are you following Jesus on this mission?

  8. How do you experience the presence and power of the Holy Spirit filling, empowering and guiding you?

  9. Why is it hard to extend the grace and forgiveness of Jesus to people who have hurt us? Why is it essential that we do this, even when it is difficult?