Preparing for Next Week’s Message
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on September 3, 2017:
- SUNDAY: 1 John 3,
- MONDAY: Malachi 3,
- TUESDAY: 1 Timothy 6,
- WEDNESDAY: Matthew 6,
- THURSDAY: Proverbs 11,
- FRIDAY: Luke 21,
- SATURDAY: Hebrews 13,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: Enough Sermon Title: Enough Distractions
Delivered On: August 27, 2017
- Satisfied by Jeff Manion
- Right Click by Kara Powell, Art Bamford, and Brad M. Griffin
- The Tech-Wise Family by Andy Crouch
- Technology Parent Conversation Guides
“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.” ([bible]Matthew 22:37-38[/bible])
Pray that God will give you a greater capacity to love Him more. And ask God to help you leverage your online experiences that they might enhance your offline community and success.
Take a minute to assess how much time a day you spend online, connected and/or streaming your favorite show. Consider disconnecting for 5 minutes a day for the sole purpose of reconnecting with God. Reconnect your heart, your soul, and your mind daily, to the one who loves you with an everlasting and unconditional love.
Small Group Discussion
What comes to mind when you think of the kind of impact technology has had in your lifetime?
Read: Ephesians 5:15-16 What challenges you in these two verses?
Making the “most of your time” is a lofty ideal. Practically speaking, what’s one change you can make this week that will propel you in the right direction...that being Christ-likeness?
Read: Philippians 4:6-7 What word or phrase jumps out at you?
How does this passage relate to technology?
Is it possible to leverage technology and your “online” experience in a way that it enhances your “offline” community?
Read: Matthew 22:34-40 Jesus challenges us to love in three 3 dimensions: Heart, Soul, and Mind. Which one of these three is most difficult for you? Why?
Read: Ephesians 2:10 The apostle Paul says that God has created us “anew” in Christ Jesus (NLT), what does that mean?
How can technology push against biblical truths like this one in Ephesians 2:10?