Preparing for Next Week’s Message
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on August 28, 2016:
- SUNDAY: Mark 1-2,
- MONDAY: Mark 3-4,
- TUESDAY: Mark 5-6,
- WEDNESDAY: Mark 7-8,
- THURSDAY: Mark 9-10,
- FRIDAY: Mark 11-12,
- SATURDAY: Mark 13-15,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: Faith in Action Sermon Title: Praying in Faith and Seeing Results
Delivered On: August 21, 2016
Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. (James 5:13)
Pray for people you care about who are going through a time of trouble. Lift up a song of praise that helps you worship God. Pray for healing in your life or the life of someone you love.
Confession of Sin - Identify a person you have wronged and never asked to forgive you. Set a time to connect with them in the coming week and share, with honest humility, your awareness of your sin and your sorrow for what you did. Ask them to forgive you and commit to live in a new way.
Growth Group Discussion
Tell about who taught you to pray and how you were taught to pray. Were these lessons and examples helpful? If so, how?
What does prayer look like in a normal day in your life? What would you like it to look like?
Read: James 5:13-16 How has prayer helped you in times of trouble? What trouble are you facing right now and how can your group members support you with prayer?
What joy are you experiencing in your life and how can your group members pray and celebrate with you? What is a worship song or hymn that really helps you worship and what does this song mean to you?
Have you prayed for yourself or others in their sickness? What were the results of your prayer and how did your faith mature through this process of praying and waiting on God for His answer?
Why is it important that we confess our sins to God? Why is this still needed even after we have become a Christian?
Why does God want us to confess our sins to each other? How can a relationship experience healing when one person confesses when they have wronged the other?
Who is one person in your life who is deeply committed to prayer and has a fruitful and impactful prayer life? What can you learn from this person?
What is one step you can take to make prayer more of a normal part of your daily life? How can your group members pray for you as you increase your prayer life?