November 29 – December 5

Weekly Reading for November 29 – December 5

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: Adore!
Sermon Title: Come Adore the God Who Came

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on December 6, 2020:

Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: I Will, (Romans Orthopraxy)
Sermon Title: I Will Beware!
Delivered On: November 29, 2020


Memorize and Reflect

17 I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. Romans 16:17

Prayer Direction

Pray for God to protect His church and His people from the false teaching that exists in the world and sometimes in the church. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you insight and discernment to recognize those who cause divisions and teach what is false and pray to have the power to stand against them. Thank God that He is the truth and His truth will prevail.

“Live It!” Challenge

Search Your Relationships – Take time to think and pray through your relational world (At church, in the community, among neighbors, in social settings)…all your relationships. Try to identify where there is a spirit and actions of division, deception, ungodly appetites, or false ideas (teaching). Commit yourself to refrain from taking part in any of these activities (even passively). If you can’t refrain, commit to distance from this person until you have the self-control to stay out of ungodly behavior and talk.

Small Group Discussion

  1. Why are warnings (of all kinds) helpful and needed in life? Tell about a time you received a warning that proved very helpful.

  2. Read: Romans 16:17 - What are ways people can cause division in the church? How can we stand against this?

  3. How have you seen or heard someone in the church teach what is false and contrary to the Bible? What are some ways we can deal with this and confront it when we believe it is happening?

  4. Why do you think Paul calls us to “keep away” from people who are teaching what is false? What are ways we can draw lines and keep our distance from people like this?

  5. Read: Romans 16:18 - What are some potential problems that come when we serve our own appetites and not the will of God?

  6. How can we check our hearts and lives to be sure this is not happening?

  7. How can we recognize when someone is using deceptive or falsely flattering words? Why is this so dangerous?

  8. Read: Romans 16:19 - What does it mean to be “wise about what is good”? How can we learn to do this more effectively?

  9. What does it mean to be “innocent about what is evil”? How can we grow in this?