Preparing for Next Week’s Message
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on September 15, 2019:
- SUNDAY: James 1, Proverbs 8,
- MONDAY: Matthew 5, Proverbs 9,
- TUESDAY: Matthew 6, Proverbs 10,
- WEDNESDAY: Matthew 7, Proverbs 11,
- THURSDAY: Colossians 1, Proverbs 12,
- FRIDAY: 2 Timothy 3, Proverbs 13,
- SATURDAY: Hebrews 5-6, Proverbs 14,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: Ultimate Truth Sermon Title: Inspiration that Lifts Your Heart and Spirit
Delivered On: September 8, 2019
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! (Psalm 119:103)
Take time in the coming week to pray for: • Discipline to open and read God’s Word each day • Ears to hear God’s truth as you read the Bible • Joy and excitement as you learn fresh insights from God’s Word
Daily Bread: The challenge this week is short and sweet. Either do the daily reading here in the sermon resources or follow the Bible reading plan through the Book of James, using some of the study resources available in the Shoreline Bookstore. This can be found online and in the Connections Center.
Small Group Discussion
How did you learn to read or study the Bible and who taught you?
Read: Psalm 119:97-103. Tell about a time you read the Bible and it was comforting, encouraging, inspiring, or just sweet like honey.
What is a passage in the Bible that lifts your spirits, encourages your heart, and brings life to you? Why is this passage important to you?
Read: Psalm 23. Sometimes the words of Scripture are sweet because they comfort our hearts in hard times. How does Psalm 23 bring you comfort and encouragement?
What is another passage that you have found comfort in difficult times? (please read it and share how it has brought you comfort).
What is another passage that helps Christians see who we are in Jesus? (Please read it and share what you learn about yourself and other Christians).
Read: Romans 8:31-39. What does God teach us about hope and His power during hard times in this passage?
Tell about your pattern and habits for studying the Bible (or what patterns you would like to begin). Invite your group members to pray for you in this area of your spiritual growth and to keep you accountable to be growing in your love for God’s Word and discipline to read it regularly.