Weekly Reading for October 11 – October 17
Preparing for Next Week’s Message
Sermon Series: I Believe
Sermon Title: SOVEREIGNTY…the God Who Rules All
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on October 18, 2020:
- SUNDAY: Romans 9,
- MONDAY: Romans 10,
- TUESDAY: Romans 11,
- WEDNESDAY: Romans 9,
- THURSDAY: Romans 10,
- FRIDAY: Romans 11,
- SATURDAY: Job 38-41,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: Romans Orthodoxy, I Believe
Sermon Title: SALVATION…The Path to Glory
Delivered On: October 11, 2020
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Memorize and Reflect
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. [bible]Romans 8:37-39[/bible]
Thank Jesus for the amazing gift of salvation! Ask the Holy Spirit to give you the power to walk and lie in the freedom of salvation. Pray for power to overcome temptations in the resurrection power of Jesus. COnfess where you are struggling and ask for God's forgiveness and strength to press on as you follow Jesus.
“Live It!” Challenge
Put it on the scales! - Make a list of some of the gifts, blessings, hope, joy, and benefits you have because of the salvation you have in Jesus. Then, in your mind try to compare these to the struggles you face in this life (as real and challenging as they are). Seek to see the scales tip as you recognize that God's blessings and the benefits of your salvation far outweigh the pain of this life.
Small Group Discussion
1. Tell about a when and how you received the gift of salvation.
2. Read: Romans 6:1-7 - What does this passage say about the source of your salvation and what Jesus did to earn it?
Read: Romans 6:17-18 - How have you experienced freedom and a new life because of the gift of salvation Jesus has given you?
Read: Romans 7:15-19 - Describe a time when you felt like what is mentioned in this passage?
How does the Spirit of God help us through these times?
Read: Romans 8:1-4 - When we experience feelings and hear voices of condemnation, where are they coming from? How should we respond if we think condemnation is coming from Jesus?
Read: Romans 8:10-11 - How does your outlook on yourself and life change when you live with a deep awareness that the Holy Spirit is in you and with you...all the time?
Read: Romans 8:15-17 - God is your Abba. What does this tell you about yourself and the Christians you know? How should this impact the way we treat ourselves and other believers (even when we behave badly)?
Read: Romans 8:37-39 - How do you feel when you read this passage? Why is it so important that we believe this declaration with our whole heart?
What would you do differently if you believed these words were absolutely true?