PREPARING FOR COMMUNITY GROUP
Week of Sunday, August 1
Bible Study for Spring/Summer
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 136
- Discussion: For this gathering, we plan to spend time sharing how the Holy Spirit used His Word on Sunday in our hearts.
- What is the main claim in this section (see Romans 9:6)?
- Why might someone in Paul’s day perhaps conclude that God’s Word had failed?
- How does Paul prove that God’s Word has not failed?
- What else did you take away from this study?
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, asking God to continue blessing their efforts in language training to help them reach their goal of mark significant improvement by October.
- Pray for our Vacation Bible School (Aug 17–19); pray for wisdom for all those planning now and for the whole church, as most of us will be involved in helping with this event.
- Praise the Lord for the opportunity to worship together in our new building. Praise the Lord that we passed our final inspection. Pray that all costs would come in close to expected as our builder processes the final bills.
Scripture Memory: Romans 8:31–39
- Instructions: This week, we will recite verse 31–39.
- (31) What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (32) He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? (33) Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. (34) Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. (35) Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? (36) As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” (37) No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (38) For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, (39) nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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.
- Romans 1:18, For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.