Preparing for Next Week’s Message
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on March 6, 2016:
- SUNDAY: Isaiah 52: 7-12, Romans 10:15,
- MONDAY: Psalm 16,
- TUESDAY: Psalm 19,
- WEDNESDAY: John 3:22-36,
- THURSDAY: John 17:13- 25,
- FRIDAY: Philippians 1: 1-11,
- SATURDAY: 1 Thessalonians 1,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: PURE Sermon Title: A Lifestyle of Holiness
Delivered On: February 28, 2016
For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. ([bible]1 Thessalonians 4:7[/bible])
Ask God to help you desire a more holy life. Also, pray that you will recognize and fight against sin in your life. Pray for new habits of holiness to grow in your life.
Getting Accountable – Ask one or two trusted Christian friends if they will keep you accountable in an area of life you face ongoing temptation and sin. Let them know how often you want them to check in with you and give them specific questions to ask. Also, be sure to give them some prayer direction so they can support you in prayer.
Small Group Discussion
What keeps us from thinking about and praying for holiness to grow in our life? What motivates you to pray for holiness with greater passion?
Read: Psalm 51:3-4
What is one area of ongoing sin you know God wants to deal with and purge out of your life? How is this sin affecting your life in a negative way?
Read: Galatians 6:7-8
What are some of the past consequences of this sinful pattern in your life and what are some possible harmful results if you ignore this sin and it continues in your life?
Read: Colossians 3:5-8
What actions can you take to drive this sin out of your life and walk in freedom? What will you need to do to make the needed changes and begin living in a new way in this area of your life?
What are one or two Bible passages you could study and even memorize as you battle against this particular area of sin?
Look back at your life and your family history and identify one or two areas of temptation and sin your family seems to deal with through the generations. Why is it important for you to watch out for this area of temptation and to teach the next generation to beware of this sin?
Read: 2 Timothy 2:22
What are ways we can flee from specific sins and reduce our exposure to these temptations? Why is it a courageous act to run away from sin?
Who are people in your life that could keep you accountable as you seek to resist sin and grow in holiness? What action do you need to take to develop accountability relationships as you grow in faith?
Why is it important for us to replace unholy behavior and actions with good and God-honoring actions? What is one positive and God-pleasing action you need to begin engaging in?