Weekly Reading :: 8.31.14

On August 30, 2014, in Featured-Auto, Weekly Reading, by Shoreline

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Reading Plan for next week’s message

SundayEphesians 1
MondayEphesians 2
TuesdayEphesians 3
WednesdayEphesians 4
ThursdayEphesians 5
FridayEphesians 6
SaturdayJohn 17

Deeper
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Memorize/Reflect:
Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.” (John 4:23 )

Prayer Direction: Pray for a heart that worships and celebrates God at all times and in all places. Ask God to help you fully engage in gathered worship experiences…particularly in the aspects of worship you sometimes don’t engage in.

“Live It!” Challenge – Hands and Face: Explore lifting your hands to God as you pray, sing, and worship in your private times with God! Invite your face to reflect the joy you feel in your heart.

Growth Group Discussion: 

  1. When you hear the word worship, what good thoughts and images come to your mind? When you hear the word worship, what strange pictures and images come to your mind?
  2. Why do you think worship is so important to the heart of God? What do you think God sees and feels when His people worship Him with passion in Spirit and truth? How does God feel when we simply go through the motions of worship?
  3. Read: Romans 12:1-2. Worship is the engagement of our hearts and bodies in the flow of our daily lives. What are ways we can worship God at work, school, while driving, at the store, in tense moments with people in our life, in times of recreation, and in other daily experiences we face?
  4. Read: Hebrews 10:19-25. What has Jesus done to make worship possible and to open the way for us to come into the presence of the Father with confidence? What should this reality teach us about the privilege of worship?
  5. What does it mean to “spur others on to love and good deeds”? What are practical ways we can do this?
  6. Who “spurs you on” and why are you thankful to God for this person?
  7. What are some of the things that can keep us from meeting together (worshipping in community on a regular basis)? How can we get past these obstacles and make attending worship gatherings with God’s people a greater priority in our lives?

Weekly Reading :: 8.24.14

On August 23, 2014, in Featured-Auto, Weekly Reading, by Shoreline

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Reading Plan for next week’s message

SundayExodus 20
MondayExodus 32 & 33
Tuesday2 Kings 22 & 23:30
WednesdayNehemiah 8 & 9
ThursdayPsalm 8, 100, & 145
FridayPsalm 146, 149, & 150
SaturdayDaniel 3

Deeper In Our Walk with Jesus (Discipleship)
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Memorize/Reflect:
Jesus called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.” (Matthew 4:21-22)

Prayer Direction: Pray for feet that walk in the paths of Jesus, a mouth that speaks like Jesus, and a heart that loves like Jesus. Pray for a growing joy and discipline of reading God’s Word and speaking with Him often in prayer.

“Live It!” Challenge – 7 Days in the Word: Make a commitment to find a good time each day (when your mind is alert and sharp) and read the daily reading listed above. Do this daily for seven days. Use this simple process: 1) Pray for God to open your heart to learn, 2) Read the assigned passages for the day, 3) Write down one lessons learned, 4) Write down one life action or application from the passage, 5) Pray for power to live out what you learned from God’s Word.

Growth Group Discussion: 

          1. What are signs and indicators in our lives that people can see when we are growing more in love with God?
          2. What changes in attitude and actions start to creep into your life when you are not walking closely with Jesus and when your heart is not growing in love with Him?
          3. What behaviors and practices help you connect more closely with God and keep you growing in love with Him? How can you increase your focus and intentionality when it comes to growing these specific behaviors and practices?
          4. Read: Psalm 119:1-8; 9-16; 105-112. What are some of the ways that reading and following God’s Word can impact our lives? How does regular engagement with the Bible take us deeper in our relationship with God?
          5. What are some dangers that we might face if we fail to read, study, and follow God’s Word?
          6. Read: John 17. What kinds of prayer does Jesus model in this chapter? How can you pray more like Jesus?
          7. Read: John 13:2-17. What do you learn from the example of Jesus in this chapter? What does this teach you about the heart of God?
          8. Christians are called to be like Jesus. What are some ways you can wash feet, serve humbly, and care for others in the coming month? How can your group members support you and keep you accountable as you grow in your service?

 

Weekly Reading :: 8.17.14

On August 16, 2014, in Featured-Auto, Weekly Reading, by Shoreline

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Reading Plan for next week’s message

SundayPsalm 119:1-32
MondayPsalm 119:33-64
TuesdayPsalm 119:65-96
WednesdayPsalm 119:97-128
ThursdayPsalm 119:129-176
FridayMark 1
SaturdayMatthew 3-4

Deeper Into Our Community
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Memorize/Reflect:
“Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” (Matthew 9:38)

Prayer Direction: Pray for a deeper love for people who are far from Jesus and for courage to share His love and grace with the people in your life who need Jesus. Ask God to help you understand His gospel, His holiness, and His grace in a deeper and more personal way.

“Live It!” 3-3-3  Challenge – : Commit to pray for three people you love who are still far from Jesus. Pray for three minutes three days a week. And, lift up these three simple prayers: 1) Lord, soften their heart to You. 2) Show Yourself to them by the power of Your Holy Spirit. 3) Use me, in any way you desire, to share your love and truth with these people.

Growth Group Discussion: 

          1. Who is one person that reached out to you with God’s love and shared the truth of the gospel with you and how did this person connect with you, love you, and reach out in natural ways?
          2. What can you learn from the example of the person you talked about in question one and how can you reach out to lost people and point them to Jesus more effectively because of what this person has taught you?
          3. Read:  Matthew 9:35-38. What do you learn about the heart of Jesus in this passage and how can you be more like Him?
          4. What do you find interesting about Jesus’ exhortation to pray in this passage? How can you pray for yourself and the other people in your Growth Group with greater specificity and power in the coming month?
          5. Read:  Romans 3:21-26. What do you learn about the condition of the human heart in this passage and what do you learn about the heart of Jesus (God)?
          6. How is salvation offered to us according to this passage? What must we do to be saved according to the apostle Paul? In light of this, what would keep a person from being saved and cleansed of their sin?
          7. What are some of the ways Shoreline Community Church seeks to teach the message of the gospel to those who are already followers of Jesus? Why is it important for us to keep equipping and preparing believers to share their faith in natural and organic ways?
          8. What are some of the ways Shoreline Community Church seeks to share the good news of Jesus with people: on our campus, around our community, around the world? How can you take part more enthusiastically in Shoreline’s efforts to help as many people as possible come to faith in Jesus? How can you pray for our efforts to reach out more effectively?

 

Big Picture of the Bible | October 4

On August 12, 2014, in Classes, Featured-Auto, by Shoreline

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Big Picture of the Bible | October 4
Have you ever opened a Google Map and zoomed out until you could see the whole route? It is incredibly helpful. What if you could do this with the Bible and get a bird’s eye view of the whole story? Join Pastors Kevin and Dennis on October 4th from 9a – 3p in the Worship Center as they lead a half-day journey to help you get the big picture the Bible. See you there!

Questions? Email BigPicture@shorelinechurch.org


 

Deeper

On August 12, 2014, in Featured-Auto, Sermon Resources, by Shoreline

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Deeper

Don’t skim over the surface of the things that matter most in this life…dive deep and discover that God is ready to lead you to places of meaning and joy you have never dreamed of.

Shoreline Community Church exists to help as many people as possible become totally committed to Jesus Christ. This has been our mission from the beginning. It reflects the very heart of God. Join us as we spend four weeks responding to the invitation of God to go deeper in some of the areas of life that matter most to God and us. Are you longing to worship God with deeper passion? Do you want to share the love and grace of Jesus with greater effectiveness? Are you ready to see your faith grow beyond what you have experienced up to this point in your walk with Jesus? Starting on August 17 and 18 we will plunge deep into the presence, grace, and mission of God.

Weekly reading guide will be available every Sunday.

Services times: Sunday Morning – 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. AND Monday Night – 6:30 p.m.
(Sign Language interpretation at 11:30 a.m. service)

 
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