Preparing for Next Week’s Message
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on December 3, 2017:
- SUNDAY: Ephesians 2,
- MONDAY: Luke 6:27-49,
- TUESDAY: John 13:31-38,
- WEDNESDAY: 1 John 1,
- THURSDAY: 1 John 4,
- FRIDAY: 1 John 5,
- SATURDAY: Psalm 36,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For Sermon Title: Looking for Peace
Delivered On: November 26, 2017
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. ([bible]Isaiah 9:6[/bible])
Thank God for the Shalom peace that comes in your life through faith in Jesus. Pray for your life to reflect the peace of God to those who are living in turmoil. Ask God to use Shoreline as a messenger of peace in our community and beyond.
Peacemaker Identify one relationship in your life where there is not presently peace. Commit to do the following:
1) Pray for peace and ask God to work in you to make you a person of peace.
2) Write this person a note or e-mail letting them know you want to seek peace in your relationship.
3) Ask God to show you what action you can take that will bring peace.
4) Be ready to meet and talk with this person about how you can find healing in your relationship.
Small Group Discussion
Tell about a time you felt real and deep peace. What was it about this moment, hour, day, week, or season of life that led you to feeling peaceful?
Tell about a time your peace was disrupted. What was it that took away your peace or made it hard to experience peace at that time?
What are some potential problems you might face if you based your sense of peace on one of the things listed below?
Lack of war
Finding a place that has no distractions
Removing all internal turmoil
Protecting yourself from all external turmoil
Read: John 14:25-27 Jesus is clear that His peace is different than the peace the world offers. How has the peace of Jesus changed your life? How is the peace Jesus offers different than other kinds of peace?
Tell about a time when you should not have been experiencing peace (in the eyes of the world), but you still felt true and lasting peace in the depth of your heart.
Read: Ephesians 2:14-18 What has Jesus done to offer us peace with God and with each other?
How does the presence and peace of Jesus impact your relationships and help you live at peace with others (even when they might be challenging)?
Who is one person you need to seek reconciliation and peace with? How can your group members pray for you as you seek steps to make peace with this person?