February 5, 2023 – Full Service
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February 5, 2023 – Sermon Only
Message Notes for February 5, 2023
Title: Seeking the mind of God
The consistent rhythm of four disciplines produced a life-giving community of good will where generosity poured out, miracles were seen, people were saved, and the voice of God was heard in their lives and in the land.
- Alignment Prayers
- Reconciling Meals
- Intentional Christian Community
- Bible Reading
Today’s Focus: Bible Reading – Seeking the mind of God.
The Word of God changes the way we think as God’s words move from information to integration.
2 Timothy 3:15-17 You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.
What is being devoted to God’s Word look like?
Observation, Interpretation, Application
Information, Integration, Memorization
Family/Study Group Notes for Week of February 5, 2023
Title: Seeking the mind of God
- Read Isaiah 55. List out all the ways the Word of God brings value to our lives.
- Read Hebrews 4:12-14 & 2 Timothy 3:16-17 What do these passages mean for our growth and maturity in Christ? Share with your family/group ways you can make Bible reading more a part of your life.
- Use the following process to gain more insight and impact of Bible reading for you, your family and group.
- What passage should I study? Where does it start and where does it end? Do not study a section of Scripture out of context of the whole of the text. Who is the author and who is he speaking to? It is not necessary to read long sections. It is more important to dive deep into the meaning of each section.
- What do I see? Who are the people in the passage? What are the important ideas in the passage? Where are the places in the story? What is being described or shared? What is the immediate context? What comes before and after the text? Who is talking and who is listening? When was the passage written? Who is the original audience? What is the original purpose for this writing?
- What does it mean? How does the historical situation affect this text? How does the sociological situation affect this text? What truths are taught about the nature of God? What does the passage tell us about human nature? Does the passage have anything to say about sin? Does the passage teach truths about redemption and salvation? What does the passage say about the Church and Christian life?
- How does this apply? What are the principles found in the passage that apply to the contemporary situation? How is God’s redemption illustrated by this passage? How do we relate this passage to our personal situation or needs? What is the good news? What does God want us to stop doing? What does God want us to start doing? How does this passage impact our families and close friends? What am I going to do with what I learned? What personal goals am I going to set in my life to implement the truths found in the passage? How does this passage impact my relationship with God?
- What should I pray? When we take the word we have read and studied and begin to pray from that word, God speaks directly into our hearts. Our prayer from the word is no longer what we are bringing to God, but what He is bringing to us. Prayer takes the Word from our mind to our hearts.