HOME CHURCH SERVICE
Series: Spiritual Disciplines: For Everyday People
This week: [Bible] Read. Pray. Repeat. Repeat.
Passage: 2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 4:12
Speaker: Pastor Jason
HOME CHURCH DISCUSSION
Read these verses:
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness... 2 Timothy 3:16
For the word of God is living andactive,sharper than anytwo-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart... Hebrews 4:12
"It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
- Jesus (Matthew 4:4)
Watch these videos:
- Describe what the above verses seem to mean to these people.
- Do you agree that our accessibility and familiarity with having the Bible around affects our response to the Bible as the above verses describe it? Discuss your thoughts, challenges and hopes around this.
Biblical Meditation: Read. Pray. Repeat. Repeat.
The Hebrew word for meditation in Joshua 1:8 and Psalm 1:3 is hagah.
Hagah literally means to mumble or mutter something.
The point isn't actually about mumbling. Its that we don't read the Bible in the "one and done" sort of way. We prayerfully find ways to repeat the truth,words and ideas from God's word, for our hearts and our minds.
Why is this practice of reading and prayerfully repeating, not only good, but necessary?
This month: grow in your awe for God's word and your response to it:
We will be providing resources throughout the month to help equip you to more meaningfully hear from God through his word.
Look at the resources below and each person discuss at least two things that you want to commit to trying this month.
Ideas for Bible Reading
01-11-21 Reading Plan- Info and Download
1 Samuel Help
WEEK 3: David and Saul
Big Idea: God helps us love our enemies.
God helps David deal with a really difficult situation in today’s story from the Bible. King Saul and his men are hunting David across the countryside! The king is threatened by David’s success and popularity, so Saul makes a plot to kill him. Listen carefully to find out what happens when David gets his chance to take revenge on Saul.
Look up and read in your Bibles about David and Saul in 1 Samuel 24:1-22.
Discuss: • When Saul went into the cave, what did David’s men urge him to do? • What did David do instead of killing Saul? (See verse 4) • Why didn’t David kill Saul, according to verses 6 and 10? (Saul was God’s chosen king) • In verses 16-17, how does Saul respond to David’s mercy? • What does it mean to repay someone good for evil?
Look up and read in your Bibles Matthew 5:44. In this verse, it is Jesus speaking. Loving our enemies may be impossible on our own, but God helps us love our enemies! We can always ask God to help us.
What would a loving response be to someone getting left out at school be? How could siblings resolve a conflict? How could you lovingly end a disagreement over which movie to watch? • Is there a particular person or situation God could help you with? Remember that God helps us when we ask!
Pray, “Thank you, God, for your huge love for me. Thanks for helping me love others, even in tough situations. Thank you for Jesus, who is the best example of what enemy love looks like. I love you! Amen.”
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