Read Hebrews 10:19-25
Read Acts 2:42-47
Read 1 Peter 2:9
Summarize in a journal what you just read. Boil it down to 3 sentences.
1. Which is true: God created community as an essential part of our growth as Christians OR God created community as an optional part of our growth as Christians? Why’d you answer that way?
2. Think about the best community you’ve ever been a part of (could be your family, a circle of friends, or a church group). Now describe a community you’ve been a part of that was detrimental to you. What did you learn about God, people, and yourself from both?
3. Social Media has done a great job of connecting people. But what do you think we lose when we don’t “gather together”?
4. When talking about community it is easy to talk about others people and churches and organizations. But what part could you play in building strong, healthy Christ-centered relationships in your life?
Prayer Time: Father, thank you for the time each week we have to gather together as the Church! Every time I see another Christian I’m reminded that you died to set us free. Will you help me build strong, healthy relationships that are founded on you? Thank you Father! Amen.
1. Read Luke 1. In a journal, write down your observations. Pick one thing or idea from the text that stood out to you. Don’t move on before writing down that one thing.
2. Write out Proverbs 9:10. Why do you think fearing God is the first step?
3. Read 2 Chronicles 7:14 and Ephesians 2:19-22. Stop and think about both stories. God filled the temple in 2 Chronicles and in Ephesians, you and me (all who have faith in Jesus) are the building stones of the temple that God fills. That’s amazing! Like, crazy amazing! Take some time now to thank God for filling you up with His presence, never leaving you alone, and bringing you near.
4. Travis talked about “living in awe of God” on Sunday. Is it easy to lose our “awe” of God? Why or why not? How can you get that “awe” back?
PRAYER: Father, holy is your name. Sometimes Father, I forget just how awesome and powerful and holy you are. But you are! I want to live in awe of you. Will you help me never forget that? I love you Father. Amen.