This week we will start reading through the book of Hebrews. The author encourages those who have stepped out of Judaism into Christianity to keep pursuing Christ. Jesus is better than the Judaic system and anything else. Basically, Jesus is much better than… The believers should continue to mature in their faith and not revert back in order to escape persecution. On Saturday we’ll prepare for our Gospel Groups and take a little break in the middle of Hebrews to look at some Scriptures in 2 Corinthians about giving and stewardship. Jesus is better than… but do we treasure Him and share Him, along with our resources, as such? On Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for the Sunday sermon. Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups.
- Sunday, May 13 – Mark 1:14-20
- Monday, May 14 – Hebrews 1:1 – 2:18
- Tuesday, May 15 – Hebrews 3:1-19
- Wednesday, May 16 – Hebrews 4:1-16
- Thursday, May 17 – Hebrews 5:1 – 6:8
- Friday, May 18 – Hebrews 6:9 – 7:28
- Saturday, May 19 – 2 Corinthians 8:1-15; 9:6-15
What do you think about this child’s view of money: “Why would anyone want to give their money away? I wouldn’t give my hard-earned money to the church.”
What prompted those in Macedonia to give?
What can we learn about giving from 2 Corinthians 8:1-9?
In what ways has God been gracious to you?
How would you define generosity?
Is generosity a good authenticator of love?
Why does God give us wealth?
What does 2 Corinthians 8:10-15 teach us about giving?
In what ways is our thankfulness for what we have connected to our level of generosity?
How is sacrificial, joyful (“hilarious”) giving an act of trust and worship?
What are some examples of the sowing/reaping principle in 2 Corinthians 9:6 that you have experienced yourself or seen in others?
- Sunday, May 20 – Mark 1:21-34
We will make posts on our website and app on Sunday mornings that outline the Bible reading plan for the rest of the week. Or you can view the entire Bible Reading Plan (April – May 2018).