Week of Sunday, June 4

Sermon Discussion

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

Bible Study

This week, we will read and discuss Psalm 45. Reading this psalm beforehand will help you contribute to and benefit from our discussion.

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, asking the Lord to help them as they begin to plan their visit to the United States from July to September and as they support those affected by the recent earthquakes. Pray also for those from our own church already with them (Blazoskys) and those preparing to visit them them (Shannon Z, Joel F, Sara M). Finally, pray for a member of their church who appears to have abandoned the faith as a result of persecution.
  • Pray for opportunities for ministry among the Hispanic community in Richfield, as we continue to get to know the Spanish-speaking families who worship with us regularly. Pray also for our Spanish/bilingual community group that God would bear much fruit through this.
  • Pray for the Guam church plant, led by Mel Hennegan, as he and the core group continue to pray and strategize to start this new church on the island of Guam.
  • Pray for the Exalting Christ church plant in North Minneapolis, as they met for their first gathering as a church on June 4.

Scripture Memory: Philippians 1:27–30

  • At this meeting, we will come ready to recite verse 27—28.
  • (27) Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, (28) and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God. (29) For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, (30) engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.

Kids Catechism & Scripture Memory

  • Romans 12:1–2, (1) I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. (2) Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.