• Matt Beaney

#148 – OVER TO YOU (15/7/20)

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Each Wednesday, we take a break from our usual devotional series so that we can ask this question: “‘Father, what are you speaking to me about at the moment’?”


i) Pray and position yourself

Take a moment to pray that the Father would speak to you today.

Position yourself in a mindset of expectation by meditating on and praying out of the words of Psalm 25,

‘Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Saviour, and my hope is in you all day long.’ (Psalm 25:4-5)

ii) What is God speaking to you about?

Write down what the Father is speaking to you about: something you’ve read in the bible, some teaching you’ve heard, the experiences that you are going through…


iii) What are you going to do in response?

Write down any response that you are going to take. The response can be a new attitude, new action, new habit, new direction, new decision…




COMMUNITY GROUP STUDY – LOVE ABOUNDING


Notices

It might be good to begin with notices. Please share from this week’s Church News.

Particularly, encourage people to be aware of and praying in regard to our gift days.


Suggested opener/Ice-breaker

What is the best decision you’ve ever made and why?


Introduction - please share in your group

We are to make decisions out of love. We need to ask “is this choice or attitude loving to God and others?” However, for us to make such choices, it’s vital that we understand what love is.


How do you think that the word ‘love’ can be misused when making decisions?


Please read Philippians 1:9-11.


Paul prays that their ‘love would abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,  so that you may be able to discern what is best…’


i)Love abounding in knowledge

For us to love correctly, we need knowledge of God and His ways from the Bible.


ii) Love abounding in insight and discernment


Once we have correct knowledge, we can then make good moral choices – ‘discern what is best’.


How has knowledge of God and His ways shaped a memorable decision in your life?


Discuss/share/pray in smaller groups:

1. What is the Holy Spirit speaking to you about (maybe from Sunday's message or your bible reading this week)?


2. What will you do in response?


3. How can we pray for you?



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