PREPARING FOR COMMUNITY GROUP
Week of Sunday, May 9
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 119:1–32
- Discussion: For this gathering, we plan to spend time sharing how the Holy Spirit used His Word on Sunday in our hearts.
- Check back after Sunday’s worship gathering!
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.
- Pray for the church renovations, as we enter the final weeks of the project. Praise the Lord for how He has provided in so many unexpected ways.
- Pray that RBC would be a church that is genuinely transformative; where genuine, Spirit produced transformation is taking place: where it is a regular occurrence—though always miraculous—for those who are dead in sins to be raised to new life in Christ through the gospel, to be baptized into the church, and to follow Jesus as his disciples; and where those who know Christ are regularly being changed more into his likeness so that, whether at home, at work, or in the corporate body life, there is increasing evidencing of the Spirit’s presence: evidence such as a desire to know Christ, a tender compassion toward those inside and outside the church, a serious commitment to deny ungodliness and to live righteously, a deep thankfulness to God for his saving work, and an ever increasing joy in God and the gospel.
Scripture Memory: Romans 8:31–39
- Instructions: This week, we will recite verse 31–34.
- (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 1:18, For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.