Weekly Reading for Sept 19 – Sept 25
Preparing for Next Week’s MessageSermon Series: I Saw Heaven Opened
Sermon Title: A Powerful Picture of Jesus
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on September 26, 2021:
- SUNDAY: Revelation 1,
- MONDAY: Revelation 4,
- TUESDAY: Revelation 5,
- WEDNESDAY: Philippians 2,
- THURSDAY: Colossians 1,
- FRIDAY: Isaiah 53,
- SATURDAY: Revelation 1,
Reflecting on the Most Recent SermonSermon Series: The Forgotten Art
Sermon Title: The Forgotten Art of Strategic Missions
Delivered On: September 19, 2021
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Memorize and Reflect
“Live It!” Challenge
Small Group Discussion
Jesus called the first disciples in Mark 1:16-20 -Why did Jesus choose such simple men? What was the response of Peter and Andrew? What areas in your life is Jesus asking you to do something?
Paul understood persecution. Read Acts 9:29, Acts 14:19, 1 Cor 4:12, 2 Timothy 2:9. What is his attitude about persecution? As Paul took the gospel where it had never been (Romans 15:20), what types of challenges do you think he faced?
Jesus entered the synagogue in Luke 4 and read the scroll from Isaiah. Read Luke 4:17-21. Why did Jesus come? After he left he gave us the assignment to carry out his ministry! How can we demonstrate verse 18-19 in our lives to those around us?
In Acts 1:8, the conjunction is and How can we simultaneously take the love of Jesus to our Jerusalem and our ends of the earth? Why do you think Jesus used his last 4 words to emphasize the ‘ends of the earth’?
The era of ‘one-way’ missionaries inspired a generation of men and women who would take the gospel to the darkest and most remote places on earth. These individuals got their name from the perils awaiting them literally making it a one-way journey for many. Malaria, yellow fever and typhoid would claim lives at staggering rates. William Carey lived during that era and is considered the Father of Modern Missions. He famously said, “Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God.” How can you apply that statement to your life today?
Take time to learn about an unreached people group and educate yourself on the Rohingya (Bangladesh) or the Hausa (Nigeria). Before Jesus told us to ‘go’ and make disciples he told us to ‘pray’ to the Lord of the Harvest to send forth laborers (Matthew 9:38). Take some time as a group to pray over the Rohingya and the Hausa.