Weekly Reading for Sept 12 – Sept 18
Preparing for Next Week’s MessageSermon Series: The Forgotten Art
Sermon Title: The Forgotten Art of Strategic Missions
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on September 19, 2021:
- SUNDAY: Mark 1,
- MONDAY: Romans 15,
- TUESDAY: Ephesians 5,
- WEDNESDAY: Isaiah 61,
- THURSDAY: Acts 1,
- FRIDAY: Matthew 28,
- SATURDAY: Isaiah 54,
Reflecting on the Most Recent SermonSermon Series: The Forgotten Art
Sermon Title: The Forgotten Art of Fellowship
Delivered On: September 12, 2021
VIEW SERMON NOTES
Memorize and ReflectPhilippians 2:3-4 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
Prayer DirectionAsk the Lord to give you a clear picture of your contribution to the health of Shoreline and to what degree you add to the humility, unity and love within the body. Be open to how He shows you ways to enhance your role in ‘one another’ living.
“Live It!” ChallengeSubscribe to the ‘One Another’ series by texting ONEANOTHER to 831-221-0290 and identify one specific action you will adopt to live out loving one another.
Small Group Discussion
When you think of the word “fellowship”, what comes to mind? How have you seen this play out in the life of your church community?
The word for fellowship, koinonia, can be translated additionally as share, participate, partnership, contribute. Which of these words do you most relate to?
As you read Acts 2:42-47, what stands out to you as an absolute necessity for maintaining good fellowship? What, if any, of the attributes described seem out of place or outdated?
In Acts 6:1-2 the church is wrestling with a sense of oneness. Do you see any parallels within the church community today? How would you suggest they be handled?
The apostle Paul spoke into a variety of issues that plagued the early church’s ability to enjoy rich community. What are some issues facing us today which complicate our capacity for koinonia?
How does the concept of Shoreline C.A.R.E.S (Companionship, Accountability, Refinement and Encouragement) work toward combating any of these issues?
It has been suggested that the one another passages fall into three categories; Unity, Humility and Love. Which category resonates with you? What does that look like for you? Which is the harder one for you to act upon? Why do you think that is?
What is one way you personally could contribute to the Unity of Shoreline? To the broader community that is Jesus’ church?
What is one way you personally could contribute to the Humility of Shoreline? To the broader community that is Jesus’ church?
What is one way that you personally could contribute to the Love quotient of Shoreline? To the broader community that is Jesus’ church?