PREPARING FOR COMMUNITY GROUP

Week of Sunday, February 28

Bible Study for Winter/Spring

During the winter months, our time of Bible study together will consist of readings from the Psalms, as well as discussions based upon the previous Sunday’s sermon. Questions from the sermon will appear here shortly after the sermon is preached.

  • This Week’s Psalm: Psalm 103
  • Discussion: For this gathering, we plan to spend time sharing how the Holy Spirit used His Word on Sunday in our hearts.
    • In one word, what is Romans 6 all about? What about in five words?
    • How does Paul describe or portray sin throughout Romans 6?
    • What does it mean that Christians have died to sin? How should this influence us in our fight against sin?
    • What importance has your baptism had in your life as a Christian? Have you ever remembered or “fled to” your baptism in your fight against sin? Would anyone like to share the story of their own baptism?
    • In what other way(s) did the Lord use Sunday’s sermon in your life?

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 gospel workers abroad; praise the Lord for helping them complete the first of three levels in their language training; pray for continued progress as they transition to an individual teacher, rather than a language school.
  • Pray for the renovation project, that the Lord would give wisdom to those involved in making the many day-to-day decisions and skill to all the craftsmen.
  • Pray that RBC would be a church saturated in the gospel, where our members know, trust, love, live worthy of, and proclaim the gospel; where our meetings are permeated with the gospel in teaching, song, sacrament, prayer, fellowship, and giving; and where the fruit of this gospel-centeredness is evidenced both in the corporate life of our body and in our individual lives: fruit such as love, grace, forgiveness, authenticity, faithfulness, gratitude, holiness, joy, unity, and hope.

Scripture Memory: Romans 3:21–26

  • Instructions: This week, we will recite verses 21–26.
  • (21) But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— (22) the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: (23) for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (24) and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, (25) whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. (26) It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Kids Catechism & Scripture Memory

  • Romans 1:16, For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
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