PREPARING FOR COMMUNITY GROUP

Week of Sunday, June 30

Sermon Discussion

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

Bible Study

At each meeting, we read and discuss one of the Psalms listed below. 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?

Due to weather, sickness, etc., sometimes a group will not cover the assigned psalm. If unsure what your group is studying this week, check with your group leader(s).

Week 1 Introduction
Week 2 Psalm 73 (My Feet Had Almost Slipped)
Week 3 Psalm 74 (Do Not Forget)
Week 4 Psalm 75 (It Is God Who Executes Judgment)
Week 5 Psalm 77 (Your Way Was Through the Sea)
Week 6 Psalm 80 (Have Regard for This Vine)
Week 7 Psalm 84 (Even the Sparrow Finds a Home)
Week 8 Psalm 85 (Will You Not Revive Us Again?)
Week 9 Psalm 86 (But You, O Lord, Are a God Merciful and Gracious)
Week 10 Psalm 89 (Lord, Where Is Your Steadfast Love?)

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 Asia gospel partners (Greg & Brittney), asking the Lord to help them as they give themselves to language study and to the building of Christ’s church. Pray that everything would go well as they move into the home that they just purchased. Pray that, because they now own a home, visas would be easier to obtain.
  • Pray for our South America gospel partners (Chris & Kaci), as they adjust to life with a newborn and prepare to leave for the mission field (i.e., language, passports, visas, saying goodbye, etc.). Pray for additional gospel partners for them in order to raise their support to the ideal level. Finally, pray for clarity regarding Chris’s recent health issues.
  • Pray for wisdom for RBC as the Lord continues to increase our number. We need His help to use our building most effectively and to determine whether structural changes are necessary to increase its functionality and/or capacity.

Scripture Memory: 1 John 4:7–12

(ESV), (7) Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. (8) Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. (9) In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. (10) In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (11) Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. (12) No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

Kids Catechism & Scripture Memory

  • This is the passage many of our children are working on during Sunday’s RBC Kids’ Class. However, at Community Group, the children are welcome to say either this passage or the passage above (or both!).
  • Titus 3:4–6 (ESV), (4) But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, (5) he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, (6) whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior.