Week of April 3, 2022

This Week’s Passages: Psalm 40:6-8; Hebrews 10:5-10
 
Use this daily guide to help you internalize this week’s passage & message!
 
KNOW: What does God intend for me to know?
In a journal, use the following prompts to write some truths that stood out from this week’s message:
I never knew…
I was reminded…
A question I still have…
I was challenged…
I was convicted…
A truth I could share is…
I was encouraged to…
I need to dig deeper into…
 
BE (CONSIDER): What does God’s Word lead me to prayerfully consider?
In your journal, use the following questions to write some prompts to use n praying through this week’s passage:
Is there a command to obey?
How am I compelled to exalt God?
Is there a promise to claim?
Is there a principle to follow?
Is there an example to follow?
Am I convicted to confess any sin?
Is there a sin to avoid?
How do I need to rest in Jesus/the gospel?
How can I pray for someone else?
What am I compelled to love or desire?
 
DO (YIELD): How does God’s Word Call me to yield my life?
In your journal, write your answers and thoughts in response to the following questions.
  1. How would you explain penal substitutionary atonement? Why is it such a precious doctrine to both know deeply and defend rigorously? Why is it vitally important to how we shape our evangelism?

 

  1. What difference should the penal substitutionary atonement of Christ make in a believer’s life right now, every single day, and not just at the moment of conversion?

 

  1. What difference does the truth of penal substitutionary atonement make in our response to and celebration of Jesus’ resurrection?
 

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Week of March 27, 2022

This Week’s Passage: Ephesians 4:7-16
 
Use this daily guide to help you internalize this week’s passage & message!
 
KNOW: What does God intend for me to know?
In a journal, use the following prompts to write some truths that stood out from this week’s message:
I never knew…
I was reminded…
A question I still have…
I was challenged…
I was convicted…
A truth I could share is…
I was encouraged to…
I need to dig deeper into…
 
BE (CONSIDER): What does God’s Word lead me to prayerfully consider?
In your journal, use the following questions to write some prompts to use n praying through this week’s passage:
Is there a command to obey?
How am I compelled to exalt God?
Is there a promise to claim?
Is there a principle to follow?
Is there an example to follow?
Am I convicted to confess any sin?
Is there a sin to avoid?
How do I need to rest in Jesus/the gospel?
How can I pray for someone else?
What am I compelled to love or desire?
 
DO (YIELD): How does God’s Word Call me to yield my life?
In your journal, write your answers and thoughts in response to the following questions.
  1. How has God used his Word, his Body, and other factors to help you discover your spiritual gifts? What are some of the ways you have enjoyed using those gifts to build up the Body?

 

  1. What are some ways you have been blessed through the giftings of other brothers and sisters? How has God used this to grow you in grace?

 

  1. Did the ministry fair help you discover new ways to serve the Body this past Sunday? Did it open your eyes to ways that others serve the Body and build it up that maybe you weren’t aware of before?
 

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Week of March 20, 2022

This Week’s Passage: Ephesians 4:7-17
 
Use this daily guide to help you internalize this week’s passage & message!
 
KNOW: What does God intend for me to know?
In a journal, use the following prompts to write some truths that stood out from this week’s message:
I never knew…
I was reminded…
A question I still have…
I was challenged…
I was convicted…
A truth I could share is…
I was encouraged to…
I need to dig deeper into…
 
BE (CONSIDER): What does God’s Word lead me to prayerfully consider?
In your journal, use the following questions to write some prompts to use n praying through this week’s passage:
Is there a command to obey?
How am I compelled to exalt God?
Is there a promise to claim?
Is there a principle to follow?
Is there an example to follow?
Am I convicted to confess any sin?
Is there a sin to avoid?
How do I need to rest in Jesus/the gospel?
How can I pray for someone else?
What am I compelled to love or desire?
 
DO (YIELD): How does God’s Word Call me to yield my life?
In your journal, write your answers and thoughts in response to the following questions.
  1. How does this passage help you grasp the importance of pursuing spiritual maturity? How does this passage help us understand what that maturity looks like?

 

  1. In what ways do you need to grow in attaining this vision for the church for yourself, for individual brothers and sisters in Christ, and for the church? What are some rival visions, or pictures, that can steal your heart’s attention, and how can they hinder your pursuit of this vision?

 

  1. How has the Spirit convicted you to respond to the message of this passage? What is one tangible step you are feeling led to take? How can your group pray for you in this?

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Week of March 13, 2022

This Week’s Passage: Ephesians 4:1-6
 
Use this daily guide to help you internalize this week’s passage & message!
 
KNOW: What does God intend for me to know?
In a journal, use the following prompts to write some truths that stood out from this week’s message:
I never knew…
I was reminded…
A question I still have…
I was challenged…
I was convicted…
A truth I could share is…
I was encouraged to…
I need to dig deeper into…
 
BE (CONSIDER): What does God’s Word lead me to prayerfully consider?
In your journal, use the following questions to write some prompts to use n praying through this week’s passage:
Is there a command to obey?
How am I compelled to exalt God?
Is there a promise to claim?
Is there a principle to follow?
Is there an example to follow?
Am I convicted to confess any sin?
Is there a sin to avoid?
How do I need to rest in Jesus/the gospel?
How can I pray for someone else?
What am I compelled to love or desire?
 
DO (YIELD): How does God’s Word Call me to yield my life?
In your journal, write your answers and thoughts in response to the following questions.
  1. What does unity have to do with the “manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called?” Why is it something worth pursuing, especially in light of who Christ is and who we are in him?

 

  1. How is pursuing unity always an act of faith? How does this passage help us understand that? How does an unwillingness to pursue unity expose a lack of faith?

 

  1. What is the most difficult aspect of remaining diligent in maintaining unity? How does an attitude of diligence result in maturity in character and in the knowledge of God?
 
 

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Week of March 6, 2022

This Week’s Passage: Ephesians 3:20-21
 
Use this daily guide to help you internalize this week’s passage & message!
 
KNOW: What does God intend for me to know?
In a journal, use the following prompts to write some truths that stood out from this week’s message:
I never knew…
I was reminded…
A question I still have…
I was challenged…
I was convicted…
A truth I could share is…
I was encouraged to…
I need to dig deeper into…
 
BE (CONSIDER): What does God’s Word lead me to prayerfully consider?
In your journal, use the following questions to write some prompts to use n praying through this week’s passage:
Is there a command to obey?
How am I compelled to exalt God?
Is there a promise to claim?
Is there a principle to follow?
Is there an example to follow?
Am I convicted to confess any sin?
Is there a sin to avoid?
How do I need to rest in Jesus/the gospel?
How can I pray for someone else?
What am I compelled to love or desire?
 
DO (YIELD): How does God’s Word Call me to yield my life?
In your journal, write your answers and thoughts in response to the following questions.
  1. How do these verses 20-21 encourage us to pray with great expectations? How do they help us understand where our expectations should be aimed?

 

  1. How do these verses put our lives and our time in history in proper perspective? Why is this perspective important, both in the way we understand our lives and in the way we pray?

 

  1. What place should doxology have in our own prayer life and personal worship? Why is this an important aspect to include?
 

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Week of February 27, 2022

This Week’s Passage: Ephesians 3:14-19
 
Use this daily guide to help you internalize this week’s passage & message!
 
KNOW: What does God intend for me to know?
In a journal, use the following prompts to write some truths that stood out from this week’s message:
I never knew…
I was reminded…
A question I still have…
I was challenged…
I was convicted…
A truth I could share is…
I was encouraged to…
I need to dig deeper into…
 
BE (CONSIDER): What does God’s Word lead me to prayerfully consider?
In your journal, use the following questions to write some prompts to use n praying through this week’s passage:
Is there a command to obey?
How am I compelled to exalt God?
Is there a promise to claim?
Is there a principle to follow?
Is there an example to follow?
Am I convicted to confess any sin?
Is there a sin to avoid?
How do I need to rest in Jesus/the gospel?
How can I pray for someone else?
What am I compelled to love or desire?
 
DO (YIELD): How does God’s Word Call me to yield my life?
In your journal, write your answers and thoughts in response to the following questions.
  1. Go back and read Paul’s prayer from chapter 1 (v.15-23). What similarities do you see? How do these prayers fit together, especially in light of all that these first 3 chapters contain?

 

  1. How should these prayers work to set the ambitions of our hearts as believers? How does Paul reveal his own vision for what maturity in Christ looks like through these prayers?

 

  1. In what ways does this prayer in 3:14-19 lead us to exalt God? In what ways does it convict us, leading us to confession? In what ways does it lead us to respond to God with thanksgiving? In what ways does it shape the petitions we bring to God?
 

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