Weekly Reading for Oct 30 – Nov 5
Preparing for Next Week’s MessageSermon Series: Get Real
Sermon Title: Get Real About Relationships
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on November 6, 2022:
- SUNDAY: Ecclesiastes 4,
- MONDAY: 1 Thessalonians 5,
- TUESDAY: Job 42,
- WEDNESDAY: Psalm 133,
- THURSDAY: Romans 12,
- FRIDAY: 1 Peter 4,
- SATURDAY: Colossians 3:12-14,
Reflecting on the Most Recent SermonSermon Series: Get Real
Sermon Title: Get Real About Our Physical Health
Delivered On: October 30, 2022
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Memorize and ReflectEphesians 2:10
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Prayer DirectionThank God for the blessings of our physical health and the different ways He has uniquely created you. Ask God to show you any areas in your life where you are not caring for your body in a manner that honors God. Pray for better understanding, a willing heart, and an accountability partner to help you “Get Real” about making any changes to your health that are needed. Seek his wisdom and direction on what are your next steps and what goals you can realistically set for improving the quality of your physical health.
“Live It!” ChallengeTrack the amount of hours you are sleeping each night over the next month. Record how you feel when waking and subjectively assess the quality of your sleep for that period. Identify any hindrances to your sleep both before falling asleep and while you were sleeping. Take 2-3 of the suggestions for improving sleep quality either from the Shoreline online resources or from one of the Shoreline podcasts on sleep and apply to your life over the following month to see if you have any better quality and quantity in your sleep.
Small Group Discussion
What is your perspective of physical health and how has your view changed over the years? What role do you see for yourself in maintaining physical health?
Read: Psalm 139:13-16. In what ways do you see God caring about you and caring for you and your physical well being?
Read: Romans 12:1-2. How should we honor God and show gratitude for His grace and mercy for us?
What are some practical ways we can “offer our bodies as living sacrifices”? What are the ways the world differs in perspective from the biblical view of our bodies?
Share an area in your physical health where you have seen positive steps or outcomes (i.e. sleep, lowering stress and anxiety, self control, healthy eating patterns, regular and consistent exercise).
What has helped you achieve the success you have experienced in these areas (i.e. prayer, goal setting, accountability)?
Read: 1 Corinthians 10:31. How does this verse encourage us to seek to improve our physical health?
Read: Ephesians 2:10. How can physical health support or limit the “good works” that God has prepared for us to do?
What practical steps can you personally take to improve your physical health and how can we pray and hold you accountable?