July 30 - August 5
Pray and read Romans 12:11-13
"Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality."
1.) What does this passage say about having strong faith?
2.) What does this passage say about prayer?
3.) How can you keep yourself and those close to you strong in faith?
Pray and read 1 Corinthians 1:10-11
"I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. My brothers and sisters, some from Chloe’s household have informed me that there are quarrels among you."
1 Corinthians 1:10-11
1.) What does this passage say about unity among one another?
2.) How easy is it to be unified as a church?
3.) What can you do to fix any divides you might create yourself?
Pray and read John 17:20-23
"“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me."
1.) What is Jesus praying for in this passage?
2.) What is Jesus’ purpose for this prayer?
3.) How can your actions reflect your faith that God sent Jesus into this world?
Pray and read Colossians 3:16-17
"Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."
1.) What does this passage say about our actions?
2.) How often do you give thanks to God for the grace he showed us through Jesus?
3.) What can you do as a reminder to yourself to be thankful in prayer?
Pray and read Mark 11:23
"“Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them."
1.) What is this passage telling us?
2.) How often do you let anger get the best of you?
3.) What can you do to become more forgiving in your relationships?
Pray and read Philippians 4:4-9
"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you."
1.) What are some of the attributes we are told to have in this passage?
2.) Where do you need to grow in some of these attributes?
3.) How would you say you are at remaining grateful through tough times in life?
Pray and read Hebrews 10:24-25
"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."
1.) What does this passage say we should spur one another with?
2.) How did you find Medway church?
3.) What does coming to church mean to you and your family?