Preparing for Next Week’s Message
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on January 6, 2019:
- SUNDAY: Galatians 5,
- MONDAY: John 15,
- TUESDAY: John 3,
- WEDNESDAY: 1 John 3,
- THURSDAY: Romans 8,
- FRIDAY: Psalm 139,
- SATURDAY: Galatians 5,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: Looking back Sermon Title: The Wisdom of Looking Back... The Power of Looking Foward
Delivered On: December 30, 2018
And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” (Luke 22:19)
Lift up prayers of praise for the great things He has done in your life and through you in 2018. Look back and remember how God has protected and provided for you in 2018. Pray for God to help you follow His leading with greater passion than ever before as you walk into 2019.
Big Lesson: Think back through the past year. Write down three lessons God taught you through the past twelve-months. Then, identify the biggest lesson you learned and thank God for teaching you. Think about the coming year and ask God for power and wisdom to live out what you learned from the past year in ways that will honor Jesus.
Small Group Discussion
As you look back on 2018, what is one of the greatest joys you experienced? How can you show your appreciation to God for this great blessing?
Read: Exodus 12:24-28. Why was it so important for the people of God to remember the Passover every year and never forget what God had done for them?
What would they have missed and lost if they forget to remember the Passover?
As you look back on 2018, how did God protect or provide for you and those you love in wonderful ways? What does this say about who God is and His love for you?
As you look back on 2018, what is one big life-lesson that God has taught you? How will this impact the way you live in 2019?
Read: Matthew 26:26-29. How is Communion an act of both remembering the past and looking forward to the future?
As you look forward to 2019, what is one area you know you will really need God’s help and power? How can your group members join you in praying for this?
As you look at 2019, what is one part of your life where you just don’t know what lies ahead? How can you follow Jesus and seek to walk in His light so you can navigate this pathway well?
As you look forward to 2019, what is one way you need to pursue and seek God with greater passion? How can your group members pray for you and cheer you on as you follow Jesus closer in this area of your life?