Preparing for Next Week’s Message
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on August 16, 2015:
- SUNDAY: Matthew 5,
- MONDAY: Matthew 6,
- TUESDAY: Matthew 7,
- WEDNESDAY: Ephesians 2, 1 Peter 2,
- THURSDAY: Psalm 62, Psalm 118,
- FRIDAY: Matthew 21,
- SATURDAY: Acts 4,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: The Blessed Life Sermon Title: A Worry Free Life
Delivered On: August 9, 2015
“When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.” (Psalm 94:19)
“Lord, make me a giver and not a taker!” Pray for God to help you experience his presence and joy even in times of stress. Thank God for being on the throne, no matter what you face.
Growing in Usefulness: How are you useful to others? Who are you going to be useful to this week and what will that look like? Pick one specific action, pray for power, and do it!
Growth Group Discussion
What is important about the Sermon on the Mount? Why has God given us this amazing message from His heart?
Read: Matthew 6:25-34
What is the original meaning of “worry” from which we get our modern word worry? Why is it helpful to know the background of this word?
What is it to be “anxious”? How do you see an anxious spirit growing in our world?
What things are making you anxious now? How has God been near you as you have faced these things?
How does it help knowing God is aware of a bird falling from the sky? How should this reality bring you comfort as you walk through a normal day?
How are we “Little Faith Ones”? What life experiences have grown your faith?
The world is divided up between two kinds of people. According to the message Dr. Darryl preached, what are they?
If we follow the teaching of the Bible and the Sermon on the Mount, where does a sense of true personal worth come from?
Why are people fearful of the will of God? How have you avoided God’s will for your life?
According to the teaching of Jesus, what should replace our worry?