September 27 – October 3

Weekly Reading for September 27 – October 3

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: Romans Orthodoxy, I Believe
Sermon Title: Peace and Hope!

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on October 4, 2020:


Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: Romans Orthodoxy, I Believe
Sermon Title: Faithfulness…God is faithful and calls us to place our faith in Him!
Delivered On: September 27, 2020

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Memorize and Reflect

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. [bible]Romans 3:23-24[/bible]


Prayer Direction

Thank God for being faithful to you and those you love, through the years (even when you were not faithful to Him). Take time to confess your sins to the Lord who loves you…past and present and recognize that He has washed away the shame and guilt of your sins. Invite the Holy Spirit to give you the power to walk in God’s will and ways for the glory of Jesus.


“Live It!” Challenge

Remembering His Faithfulness - Think through different seasons of your life and write down 2-3 ways God was faithful to you. (Your childhood, the teenage years, your young adult life...reflect, remember and praise HIM!


Small Group Discussion

  1. 1. Tell about a person in your life who has been faithful to you through the years. How has their faithfulness impacted how you see them and your relationship with them?

  2. 2. Tell a story a time God was clearly and powerfully faithful to you. How does God's faithfulness in the past give you confidence as you walk into the future (in hard times and uncertain seasons)?

  3. 3. Read: Romans 3:1-4. What are some of the special ways God has called the Jewish people to be his servants and messengers through biblical history? How is being called to service different than being called to salvation?

  4. 4. What are examples of God being faithful to His people through history (in the Bible, the world, and in your life)?

  5. 5. Read: Romans 3:9-18. What does it look like when a person seeks righteousness and salvation through their works and obedience to the law? Why is God so clearly against this?

  6. 6. Read: Romans3:21-26.. What does it look like when a person seeks righteousness and salvation through their works and obedience to the law? Why is God so clearly against

  7. 7. What does it look like when a person simply receives the gift of salvation through faith in Jesus? Why does God work so hard to show us that this is the way to a restored relationship whit Him?

  8. 8. Read: Romans 3:27-31. Why is it dangerous and wrong to boast about our "righteousness" and "hard work" as a means of being acceptable in God's sight? What are the ways we can celebrate and talk about the amazing work of Jesus on the cross and the free gift of salvation He has given us?

  9. 9. If following the law does not save us, why are we called to "uphold" it at the end of Romans chapter 3?

  10. 10. What is an area God is calling you to be obedient to His will and ways? How can your group members pray for you and cheer you on as you grow in this area of your spiritual life?

  11. 1. Tell about a person in your life who has been faithful to you through the years. How has their faithfulness impacted how you see them and your relationship with them?

  12. 2. Tell a story a time God was clearly and powerfully faithful to you. How does God's faithfulness in the past give you confidence as you walk into the future (in hard times and uncertain seasons)?

  13. 3. Read: Romans 3:1-4. What are some of the special ways God has called the Jewish people to be his servants and messengers through biblical history? How is being called to service different than being called to salvation?

  14. 4. What are examples of God being faithful to His people through history (in the Bible, the world, and in your life)?

  15. 5. Read: Romans 3:9-18. What does it look like when a person seeks righteousness and salvation through their works and obedience to the law? Why is God so clearly against this?

  16. 6. Read: Romans3:21-26.. What does it look like when a person seeks righteousness and salvation through their works and obedience to the law? Why is God so clearly against

  17. 7. What does it look like when a person simply receives the gift of salvation through faith in Jesus? Why does God work so hard to show us that this is the way to a restored relationship whit Him?

  18. 8. Read: Romans 3:27-31. Why is it dangerous and wrong to boast about our "righteousness" and "hard work" as a means of being acceptable in God's sight? What are the ways we can celebrate and talk about the amazing work of Jesus on the cross and the free gift of salvation He has given us?

  19. 9. If following the law does not save us, why are we called to "uphold" it at the end of Romans chapter 3?

  20. 10. What is an area God is calling you to be obedient to His will and ways? How can your group members pray for you and cheer you on as you grow in this area of your spiritual life?