Preparing for Next Week’s Message
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on March 29, 2015:
- SUNDAY: Psalm 23, Psalm 78,
- MONDAY: Matthew 9, Psalm 80,
- TUESDAY: Matthew 10, Isaiah 56,
- WEDNESDAY: Matthew 25, Jeremiah 23,
- THURSDAY: Luke 15, Jeremiah 25,
- FRIDAY: Genesis 49, Ezekiel 34,
- SATURDAY: Psalm 23, Zechariah 11,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: I AM Sermon Title: I am the Light of the World
Delivered On: March 22, 2015
“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
Pray for the light of Jesus to show you where you are in spiritual bondage. Ask God to set you free in the power of Jesus. Thank God, as your heavenly Father, for the many ways He provides, protects, and watches over you.
Truth and Falsehood Search: Create a file in your phone or get a small notebook you can carry with you for one week. Keep your eyes and ears open for anything you hear that is clearly false, and write down examples of falsehood floating around our world, the media, the work place, school, or your own heart. Then, make a list of things you hear that are clearly true and consistent with God’s truth. At the end of the week, review these lists and ask God to help you hold to truth and recognize lies so you can reject them.
Growth Group Discussion
What are some of the values of having light (in particular when things are very dark)? What are some possible consequences if we try to walk in dark places and have no light?
Tell about a way Jesus, through His light and life, is setting you free to day and keeping you free? How can others pray for you and encourage you as you seek to walk in the light and freedom of Jesus?
Why is it critical that we learn to identify his lies and resist them? What happens when a person believes the lies of the enemy?
How does the Word of God (the Bible) Help us know truth and identify lies? Why is it critical that followers of Jesus learn the light of the Bible so we can walk without stumbling in our dark world?
How can your group members pray for you, encourage you, and keep you accountable to be reading the Bible and living out what you learn?