Preparing for Next Week’s Message
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on February 10, 2019:
- SUNDAY: Psalm 100, Psalm 147,
- MONDAY: Psalm 150, Psalm 148,
- TUESDAY: Psalm 24, Psalm 149,
- WEDNESDAY: Psalm 113, Psalm 99,
- THURSDAY: John 4,
- FRIDAY: 1 Thessalonians 5,
- SATURDAY: Revelation 4-5,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: Longings Sermon Title: Longing for Self-Control
Delivered On: February 3, 2019
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
Ask the Holy Spirit to show you where you need self-control the most at this time in your life. Pray for a real picture of the costs and consequences if you do not grow this fruit of the Spirit in your life in the coming year. Ask God to give you a vision of how your life could get better and honor God more if you grow this fruit. Pray for wisdom to set a course of growth and steps forward in self-control.
Planning for Growth: Use the action process provided here to think, pray, and plan to grow in self-control over this coming year.
Small Group Discussion
What is a battleground in your life when it comes to the need for self-control? Where do you struggle?
What are possible consequences if you don’t grow more self-controlled in this area of your life?
Read: John 10:10. How is the enemy trying to steal, kill and destroy?
How does God want to give you life and life to the full?
Read: 1 Corinthians 10:13. God is always ready to give us a way out and a path for victory. What are some of the steps you need to take to grow in self-control in a specific area of your life?
How can your group members pray for you and help keep you accountable?
Read: Psalm 1. What are some of the great results that come as we grow in self-control? What are some of the consequences if we give in to sin and poor choices?
Tell about an area of your life that you are growing in self-control and are taking steps forward. How can your group members rejoice and celebrate with you?