Preparing for Next Week’s Message
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on March 22, 2015:
- SUNDAY: John 6,
- MONDAY: John 8 , John 9,
- TUESDAY: John 10,
- WEDNESDAY: John 11,
- THURSDAY: John 14,
- FRIDAY: John 15,
- SATURDAY: John 8, John 9,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: Momentum Sermon Title: Discovering the Blessings of Community with God's People
Delivered On: March 15, 2015
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” ([bible]Hebrews 10:24-25[/bible])
Thank God for the Christian community he has placed you in. Pray for God to stir up a desire in your heart to connect in a deep way with other Christians. Ask Him to show you who you need to reach out to this week and for the commitment to follow through.
Connections: Reflect upon the Christians you have in your life. Identify 1 or 2 who you should connect with this week. Then take the next step and make the call, send the text or visit with them. Embrace the gift of community God has given you. Allow God to begin developing some deep Christian relationships in your life this week.
Small Group Discussion
What does “Community” mean to you?
Read: Hebrews 10.
What is the purpose of community as outlined in this passage?
Read: Romans 12.
What does it mean to be the “one body”?
According to the passage, what evidence should be present if we are one body?
Read: Ephesians 4.
What does it mean to “live a life worthy of the calling you have received”?
What characteristics will be present if we live this kind of life?
How can busyness and distractions keep us from gaining momentum in the area of connecting with a Christian Community? What are some obstacles you encounter and how can you overcome some of these so you can develop relationships with other Christians?
As you look back over the past six months, do you see yourself gaining spiritual momentum in the area of pursuing Christian community? If yes, in what ways?
What can you do to remove momentum busters in this area of your spiritual life?
What step(s) are you prepared to take now to grow in your connections in Christian community?