PREPARING FOR COMMUNITY GROUP

Week of Sunday, May 22

Sermon Discussion

  • Each week, we share how the Lord used His Word from Sunday’s sermon in our lives.

Bible/Book Study

At each meeting, we read and discuss one of the Psalms. The psalm for this meeting is Psalm 13. You’ll profit more from the discussion if you read and meditate on the psalm ahead of time, but it is not required. As you prepare, try to ask questions like these to help you.

  • Where is God in this psalm? What is He doing? How is He portrayed?
  • What is the psalmist excited or concerned about, and why?

Time in Prayer

At each meeting, we want to share updates about the circumstances through which the Lord is growing our faith. Together, we want to pray for enduring faith and for joy through Christ in all things. This week, in particular, we also want to be praying for the following items.

  • Pray for our missionaries’ local church, as the missionary will be stepping into more of a leadership role there in the days ahead. Pray also for the efforts of some in the church to start a Bible institute.
  • Pray for opportunities for ministry among the Hispanic community in Richfield, as we continue to get to know the group of families looking to partner with us, as they start a Spanish-speaking church. Their presence and friendship has already been a huge encouragement.
  • Pray for our upcoming baptism Sunday (June 19), that it would be a special Sunday for those being baptized, that the gospel would be clearly displayed, that believers would be reminded of and encouraged by their own baptism, and that unbelievers would be prompted to consider why they have not yet decided to follow Christ.

Scripture Memory: Psalm 67

  • At this meeting, we will read together our new passage: Psalm 67. We will recite verse 1 at the next meeting (week of June 5).
  • (1) May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, Selah (2) that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations. (3) Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you! (4) Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. Selah (5) Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you! (6) The earth has yielded its increase; God, our God, shall bless us. (7) God shall bless us; let all the ends of the earth fear him!

Kids Catechism & Scripture Memory

  • Romans 5:6-8, (6) For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. (7) For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— (8) but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
  • Romans 6:23, For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.