Oct 17 – Oct 23

Weekly Reading for Oct 17 – Oct 23

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: I Saw Heaven Opened
Sermon Title: Time to Wake Up, The Need for Revival

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on October 24, 2021:

Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: I Saw Heaven Opened
Sermon Title: Identifying and Resisting False Teaching
Delivered On: October 17, 2021


Memorize and Reflect

Revelation 2:20 Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols.

Prayer Direction

Pray for God to grow your commitment to study His Word and passion for His truth. Ask for clarity of thought to see when there is false teaching and for courage to confront it in a way that would honor Jesus and keep His Church strong and faithful. Ask God to give you humility to see and acknowledge where you need to repent and turn from any area of sin in your life.

“Live It!” Challenge

The Bible in a Year of a Chronological Bible – If you have never read the whole Bible or have never gone through the storyline of the Bible with a chronological reading program, consider doing a Bible reading in a year program (there are options on the free Bible App, Bible Gateway). Or, look into reading “The Story” by Zondervan. It is a chronological reading of many Biblical texts that will give you the storyline of the Bible.

Small Group Discussion

  1. Tell about a favorite Bible teacher you have had (or have)? What did they do that helped bring the Bible alive and help you grow in faith?

  2. Read: Revelation 2:18-19 - What were some of the ways that Jesus affirmed and encouraged the believers in the church in Thyatira? What does this long list of positive things tell you about this congregation?

  3. Read: Revelation 2:20-23 - What was so bad about people in the church being tolerant of this false teacher? What were some of the results of her false teaching?

  4. How do you see God’s desire for repentance rather than judgment revealed in this passage? What does this teach you about the character and heart of God?

  5. When people refuse to repent and they continue in sin that dishonors God and damages other people (and the church) why is God’s judgment both righteous and loving?

  6. What are ways that sexual sins have become “acceptable” and “normative” in our culture and sometimes even in the church? Why is it so important that Christians hear God’s call to holiness and purity in terms of our sexuality even when the world seems to have done away with most sexual boundaries?

  7. What are ways that idolatry (Putting things, people, or anything) before God has become so common in our world? What are some of the things that can become idols in our lives and why are they so damaging?

  8. How can knowing and following the teaching of the Bible help us identify and stand against false teaching? Tell about the place the Bible plays in your normal day and share one way you can go deeper into God’s Word and learn to follow God’s teaching with greater passion.

  9. How can your group members encourage you in your growth in Bible Engagement and pray for you as you seek to know and love the Word of God?