Week of July 5, 2020

This Week’s Passage: Psalm 85
 
Use this daily guide to help you internalize this week’s passage & message!
 
Sunday [KNOW]:
In a journal, reflect on today’s sermon by finishing any or all of the following:
I never knew…
I was reminded…
A question I still have…
I was challenged…
I was convicted…
A truth I could share is…
 
Monday [KNOW>BE]:
Spend some time today doing the following:
  1. Select a portion of this week’s sermon passage to memorize this week.
  2. Write your selected portion and read it to yourself throughout the day today.
 
Tuesday [Be]:
In a journal, spend some time meditating and writing about the following:
  1. Read the sermon passage again.
  2. Write a prayer of response, guided by the sermon passage. (May include adoration, confession/repentance, thanksgiving, petition, etc.).
  3. Write your selected portion of the Scripture several times to aid in memorization.

Wednesday [BE>DO]:

Think about this week’s questions for group discussion.
  1. What is the difference between being content with your life and being apathetic toward spiritual growth and calling?
  2. How can we allow the things that make us weary in this world to drive us to a desire for more with God?
  3. Let’s practice some remembrance this week. In a journal begin to log all of the ways that you remember the Lord, his presence, and his work throughout your life. Take some time this week to share some or all of that list with someone else.

Thursday [DO]:

In a journal, spend some time considering the following:
  1. What insights have you had while internalizing this week’s passage?
  2. How specifically will you seek to apply its truths in your home/workplace/life in general?

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Week of 6.28.2020

This Week’s passage: Psalm 77
 
Use this daily guide to help you internalize this week’s passage & message!
 
Sunday [KNOW]:
In a journal, reflect on today’s sermon by finishing any or all of the following:
I never knew…
I was reminded…
A question I still have…
I was challenged…
I was convicted…
A truth I could share is…
 
Monday [KNOW>BE]:
Spend some time today doing the following:
  1. Select a portion of this week’s sermon passage to memorize this week.
  2. Write your selected portion and read it to yourself throughout the day today.
 
Tuesday [Be]:
In a journal, spend some time meditating and writing about the following:
  1. Read the sermon passage again.
  2. Write a prayer of response, guided by the sermon passage. (May include adoration, confession/repentance, thanksgiving, petition, etc.).
  3. Write your selected portion of the Scripture several times to aid in memorization.
 
Wednesday [BE>DO]:
Think about this week’s questions for group discussion.
  1. How can we discern the difference between feelings and truth? How can our memory sometimes hinder us spiritually?
  2. How would you answer the question, how real is your Christianity? Why? How would you define real? Why?
  3. How will you allow this Psalm to shift your view of God in the midst of a trial or how you respond to a trial when it occurs?
 
Thursday [DO]:
In a journal, spend some time considering the following:
  1. What insights have you had while internalizing this week’s passage?
  2. How specifically will you seek to apply its truths in your home/workplace/life in general?

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Week of 6.14.2020

This Week’s Passage: Psalm 139
 
Use this daily guide to help you internalize this week’s passage & message!
 
Sunday [KNOW]:
In a journal, reflect on today’s sermon by finishing any or all of the following:
I never knew…
I was reminded…
A question I still have…
I was challenged…
I was convicted…
A truth I could share is…
 
Monday [KNOW>BE]
Spend some time today doing the following:
  1. Select a portion of this week’s sermon passage to memorize this week.
  2. Write your selected portion and read it to yourself throughout the day today.
 
Tuesday [Be]:
In a journal, spend some time meditating and writing about the following:
  1. Read the sermon passage again.
  2. Write a prayer of response, guided by the sermon passage. (May include adoration, confession/repentance, thanksgiving, petition, etc.).
  3. Write your selected portion of the Scripture several times to aid in memorization.
 
 
Wednesday [BE>DO]:
Think about this week’s questions for group discussion.
  1. How should the omniscience of God (he is all-knowing) shape and impact our lives?
  2. How should the omnipresence of God (he is everywhere) shape and impact our lives?
  3. How should the Omnipotence of God (he is all-powerful) shape and impact our lives?
  4. What is your greatest take-away from Psalm 139, and how will you seek to respond?
 
Thursday [DO]:
In a journal, spend some time considering the following:
  1. What insights have you had while internalizing this week’s passage?
  2. How specifically will you seek to apply its truths in your home/workplace/life in general?

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Week of 6.7.2020

This Week’s Passage: Psalm 27
 
Use this daily guide to help you internalize this week’s passage & message!
 
Sunday [KNOW]:
In a journal, reflect on today’s sermon by finishing any or all of the following:
I never knew…
I was reminded…
A question I still have…
I was challenged…
I was convicted…
A truth I could share is…
 
Monday [KNOW>BE]
Spend some time today doing the following:
  1. Select a portion of this week’s sermon passage to memorize this week.
  2. Write your selected portion and read it to yourself throughout the day today.
 
Tuesday [Be]:
In a journal, spend some time meditating and writing about the following:
  1. Read the sermon passage again.
  2. Write a prayer of response, guided by the sermon passage. (May include adoration, confession/repentance, thanksgiving, petition, etc.).
  3. Write your selected portion of the Scripture several times to aid in memorization.
 
Wednesday [BE>DO]:
Think about this week’s questions for group discussion.
  1. How does an emphasis on holiness as the beauty of God change your perspective of holiness and our pursuit of holiness?
  2. How does a deeper gaze upon the beauty of Christ change our perspective? Do you need to make a greater commitment to this as you process and speak into situations in our world?
  3. What always stands in the way of us looking to God as the one thing is idolatry. What idols have current situations exposed in your own heart that need to be repented of and demolished?
 
Thursday [DO]:
In a journal, spend some time considering the following:
  1. What insights have you had while internalizing this week’s passage?
  2. How specifically will you seek to apply its truths in your home/workplace/life in general?

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Week of 5.24.2020

This Week’s Passage: Psalm 84
 
Use this daily guide to help you internalize this week’s passage & message!
 
Sunday [KNOW]:
In a journal, reflect on today’s sermon by finishing any or all of the following:
I never knew…
I was reminded…
A question I still have…
I was challenged…
I was convicted…
A truth I could share is…
 
Monday [KNOW>BE]
Spend some time today doing the following:
  1. Select a portion of this week’s sermon passage to memorize this week.
  2. Write your selected portion and read it to yourself throughout the day today.
 
Tuesday [Be]:
In a journal, spend some time meditating and writing about the following:
  1. Read the sermon passage again.
  2. Write a prayer of response, guided by the sermon passage. (May include adoration, confession/repentance, thanksgiving, petition, etc.).
  3. Write your selected portion of the Scripture several times to aid in memorization.
 
 
Wednesday [BE>DO]:
Think about this week’s questions for group discussion.
  1. What are the best ways to continue to remember our access to God in Christ and grow in that understanding?
  2. Can you share a personal testimony of a time “through the valley of Baca” when God granted you strength and joy for the continued journey ahead?
  3. What new commitments or changes might God be leading you or your family to make as life returns to “normal” that would help you stay better focused on the Pilgrim’s journey that you are on? How can you pursue creating highways in our heart to Zion?
 
Thursday [DO]:
In a journal, spend some time considering the following:
  1. What insights have you had while internalizing this week’s passage?
  2. How specifically will you seek to apply its truths in your home/workplace/life in general?

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Week of 5.3.20

This Week’s Passage: Psalm 56
 
Use this daily guide to help you internalize this week’s passage & message!
 
Sunday [KNOW]:
In a journal, reflect on today’s sermon by finishing any or all of the following:
I never knew…
I was reminded…
A question I still have…
I was challenged…
I was convicted…
A truth I could share is…
 
Monday [KNOW>BE]
Spend some time today doing the following:
  1. Select a portion of this week’s sermon passage to memorize this week.
  2. Write your selected portion and read it to yourself throughout the day today.
 
Tuesday [Be]:
In a journal, spend some time meditating and writing about the following:
  1. Read the sermon passage again.
  2. Write a prayer of response, guided by the sermon passage. (May include adoration, confession/repentance, thanksgiving, petition, etc.).
  3. Write your selected portion of the Scripture several times to aid in memorization.
 
Wednesday [BE>DO]:
Think about this week’s questions for group discussion.
  1. What has this present situation taught you about trust? What is one thing you’ve learned that you could share with someone else?
  2. What does the balance look like between acknowledging the reality of difficulty AND trusting deeply in the Lord? How about between both the presence of fear AND faith within the heart of a believer?
  3. What does this passage teach us about the link between living a life of trust and living a life of thanksgiving?
 
Thursday [DO]:
In a journal, spend some time considering the following:
  1. What insights have you had while internalizing this week’s passage?
  2. How specifically will you seek to apply its truths in your home/workplace/life in general?

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Week of 4.26.20

This Week’s Passage: Psalm 42 & 43
 
Use this daily guide to help you internalize this week’s passage & message!
 
Sunday [KNOW]:
In a journal, reflect on today’s sermon by finishing any or all of the following:
I never knew…
I was reminded…
A question I still have…
I was challenged…
I was convicted…
A truth I could share is…
 
Monday [KNOW>BE]
Spend some time today doing the following:
  1. Select a portion of this week’s sermon passage to memorize this week.
  2. Write your selected portion and read it to yourself throughout the day today.
 
Tuesday [Be]:
In a journal, spend some time meditating and writing about the following:
  1. Read the sermon passage again.
  2. Write a prayer of response, guided by the sermon passage. (May include adoration, confession/repentance, thanksgiving, petition, etc.).
  3. Write your selected portion of the Scripture several times to aid in memorization.
 
Wednesday [BE>DO]:
Think about this week’s questions for group discussion.
  1. How have you been prone to discouragement through this present situation? It is good to be open and honest in answering this question.
  2. Have you made a habit of preaching to yourself? What does that look like? What is the result of doing so?
  3. The beginning of Psalm 42 speaks of longing. What has this present situation taught you about the longings of your own heart? Are they rightly aimed? How might God be using this time to recalibrate, or re-aim, your heart?
 
Thursday [DO]:
In a journal, spend some time considering the following:
  1. What insights have you had while internalizing this week’s passage?
  2. How specifically will you seek to apply its truths in your home/workplace/life in general?

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Week of 4.19.20

Use this daily guide to help you internalize this week’s passage & message!
 
This Week’s Passage: Psalm 86
 
Sunday [KNOW]:
In a journal, reflect on today’s sermon by finishing any or all of the following:
I never knew…
I was reminded…
A question I still have…
I was challenged…
I was convicted…
A truth I could share is…
 
Monday [KNOW>BE]
Spend some time today doing the following:
  1. Select a portion of this week’s sermon passage to memorize this week.
  2. Write your selected portion and read it to yourself throughout the day today.
 
Tuesday [Be]:
In a journal, spend some time meditating and writing about the following:
  1. Read the sermon passage again.
  2. Write a prayer of response, guided by the sermon passage. (May include adoration, confession/repentance, thanksgiving, petition, etc.).
  3. Write your selected portion of the Scripture several times to aid in memorization.
 
Wednesday [BE>DO]:
Think about this week’s questions for group discussion.
  1. Read v. 1-7 again. What can you identify as the greatest petitions of David’s heart? Are they consistent with yours? How might God be using the present circumstances to expose our true needs … and the only truth source of help?
  2. In v. 11 David prays that God would “unify his heart.” What is he praying for, exactly? How do you believe God may be using our present circumstances to do just that in the hearts of his people?
  3. We often see the phrase “but you” setting a transition from a temporary reality to the eternal reality of who God is. From your own perspective in our present situation, how many “but you” statements can you and your family/group come up with?
 
Thursday [DO]:
In a journal, spend some time considering the following:
  1. What insights have you had while internalizing this week’s passage?
  2. How specifically will you seek to apply its truths in your home/workplace/life in general?

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Week of 4.12.20

This Week’s Passage: Psalm 22
 
Use this daily guide to help you internalize this week’s passage & message!
 
Sunday [KNOW]:
In a journal, reflect on today’s sermon by finishing any or all of the following:
I never knew…
I was reminded…
A question I still have…
I was challenged…
I was convicted…
A truth I could share is…
 
Monday [KNOW>BE]
Spend some time today doing the following:
  1. Select a portion of this week’s sermon passage to memorize this week.
  2. Write your selected portion and read it to yourself throughout the day today.
 
Tuesday [Be]:
In a journal, spend some time meditating and writing about the following:
  1. Read the sermon passage again.
  2. Write a prayer of response, guided by the sermon passage. (May include adoration, confession/repentance, thanksgiving, petition, etc.).
  3. Write your selected portion of the Scripture several times to aid in memorization.
 
 
Wednesday [BE>DO]:
Think about this week’s questions for group discussion.
  1. Through the devotions offered throughout Holy Week as well as this week’s message, what has the Lord stirred in your heart this easter season?
  2. Read 22:27-28 (together with your family, if you are able). How might you be propelled outward this week, to both proclaim the glory of the risen Christ and reflect his love and grace to your neighbors during this unique season?
  3. How does the reality of the resurrection change the way we cry out to God? How does it change the way that we face seasons of lament?
 
Thursday [DO]:
In a journal, spend some time considering the following:
  1. What insights have you had while internalizing this week’s passage?
  2. How specifically will you seek to apply its truths in your home/workplace/life in general?

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Week of 4.5.20

This Week’s Passage: Psalm 61
 
Use this daily guide to help you internalize this week’s passage & message!
 
Sunday [KNOW]:
In a journal, reflect on today’s sermon by finishing any or all of the following:
I never knew…
I was reminded…
A question I still have…
I was challenged…
I was convicted…
A truth I could share is…
 
Monday [KNOW>BE]
Spend some time today doing the following:
  1. Select a portion of this week’s sermon passage to memorize this week.
  2. Write your selected portion and read it to yourself throughout the day today.
 
Tuesday [Be]:
In a journal, spend some time meditating and writing about the following:
  1. Read the sermon passage again.
  2. Write a prayer of response, guided by the sermon passage. (May include adoration, confession/repentance, thanksgiving, petition, etc.).
  3. Write your selected portion of the Scripture several times to aid in memorization.
 
Wednesday [BE>DO]:
Think about this week’s questions for group discussion.
  1. Could you characterize any aspects of your recent prayer life as ‘crying out to God?’ Why or why not?
  2. How does the current situation remind us that God is our refuge? How does this passage this week remind you that he is our rest?
  3. How does the coming reign of Christ cement God’s promises to us? How does it comfort us in times of trouble?
 
Thursday [DO]:
In a journal, spend some time considering the following:
  1. What insights have you had while internalizing this week’s passage?
  2. How specifically will you seek to apply its truths in your home/workplace/life in general?

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Week of 3.8.20

This Week’s Passage: Ephesians 2:1-3
 
Use this daily guide to help you internalize this week’s passage & message!
 
Sunday [KNOW]:
In a journal, reflect on today’s sermon by finishing any or all of the following:
I never knew…
I was reminded…
A question I still have…
I was challenged…
I was convicted…
A truth I could share is…
 
Monday [KNOW>BE]
Spend some time today doing the following:
  1. Select a portion of this week’s sermon passage to memorize this week.
  2. Write your selected portion and read it to yourself throughout the day today.
 
Tuesday [Be]:
In a journal, spend some time meditating and writing about the following:
  1. Read the sermon passage again.
  2. Write a prayer of response, guided by the sermon passage. (May include adoration, confession/repentance, thanksgiving, petition, etc.).
  3. Write your selected portion of the Scripture several times to aid in memorization.
 
Wednesday [BE>DO]:
Think about this week’s questions for group discussion.
  1. How should the first 3 verses of Ephesians 2 shape the way we (a) view ourselves and our own redemption, (b) view those outside of Christ, and (c) seek to proclaim the gospel to them?
  2. How does this passage help us better understand what it means to be united with Christ in redemption?
  3. Does the vision you have for your life line up with the eternal vision God has for your life in Christ? What would need to change in order to bring it more in line with that vision?
 
Thursday [DO]:
In a journal, spend some time considering the following:
  1. What insights have you had while internalizing this week’s passage?
  2. How specifically will you seek to apply its truths in your home/workplace/life in general?

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Week of 3.1.20

This Week’s Passage: Ephesians 1:20-23
 
Use this daily guide to help you internalize this week’s passage & message!
 
Sunday [KNOW]:
In a journal, reflect on today’s sermon by finishing any or all of the following:
I never knew…
I was reminded…
A question I still have…
I was challenged…
I was convicted…
A truth I could share is…
 
Monday [KNOW>BE]
Spend some time today doing the following:
  1. Select a portion of this week’s sermon passage to memorize this week.
  2. Write your selected portion and read it to yourself throughout the day today.
 
Tuesday [Be]:
In a journal, spend some time meditating and writing about the following:
  1. Read the sermon passage again.
  2. Write a prayer of response, guided by the sermon passage. (May include adoration, confession/repentance, thanksgiving, petition, etc.).
  3. Write your selected portion of the Scripture several times to aid in memorization.
 
Wednesday [BE>DO]:
Think about this week’s questions for group discussion.
  1. What is the difference between learning about something and experiencing it? Why is consistent prayer key to our experiencing the truths of the person and power of God?
  2. How does Paul’s view of the church differ from that of the average Christian? Does Paul’s view challenge you in the view you typically hold? What needs to change in your view?
  3. We must walk in accordance with a prayer for God to open the eyes of our hearts. What step(s) can you take this week to gain a greater view of the character and power of God, as well as the implications of that for you as a believer?
 
Thursday [DO]:
In a journal, spend some time considering the following:
  1. What insights have you had while internalizing this week’s passage?
  2. How specifically will you seek to apply its truths in your home/workplace/life in general?

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