54. Become the Bridge

Reading Plan

If you’re looking to dive deeper into what the Bible says about this topic, here’s a suggested Reading Plan, one passage per day for a whole week, based on the conversation between Pastor Steven and Pastor John Gray:

  1. MONDAY: Genesis 1:27; Genesis 4:1-16
  2. TUESDAY: Ephesians 2:11-22
  3. WEDNESDAY: James 2:1-13
  4. THURSDAY: Luke 10:25-37
  5. FRIDAY: Galatians 3:26-29; Colossians 3:11-17
  6. SATURDAY: 1 Samuel 16:7; John 17:11
  7. SUNDAY: Psalm 137

eGroup Discussion Questions – Great for personal reflection/journaling, too!

Sermon Notes: “Become the Bridge” ⤵️

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33. Don’t Sow for Show

Reading Plan

If you’re looking to dive deeper into what the Bible says about this topic, here’s a suggested Reading Plan, one passage per day for a whole week, based on the sermon:

  1. MONDAY: Matthew 13:1-23
  2. TUESDAY: Galatians 6
  3. WEDNESDAY: Colossians 3:12-25
  4. THURSDAY: Romans 6:1-14
  5. FRIDAY: 1 Corinthians 15:35-58
  6. SATURDAY: 2 Corinthians 9
  7. SUNDAY: James 3:13-18

Sermon Notes: “Don’t Sow for Show” ⤵️

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14. I Know How This Story Ends

Reading Plan

One passage per day for a whole week, based on the sermon:

  1. 1 Samuel 16:1-13 (David anointed to be king)
  2. 1 Samuel 17 (David and Goliath)
  3. Hebrews 4 (especially verse 12)
  4. Isaiah 54 (especially verses 16-17)
  5. John 11:1-44 (especially verse 25)
  6. Joel 2:12-32 (especially verse 25)
  7. Hebrews 11:1-2, 39-40; 12:1-3 (and all of Ch. 11 if you have time)

eGroup Questions – Great for personal study, too!

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10. Knock Knock

Reading List

One passage per day for a whole week, based on the sermon:

  1. Matthew 7:7-12 (“Knock and the door will be opened.”)
  2. Luke 9:21-36
  3. Luke 22:39-46
  4. John 5:1-15 (“Get up!”)
  5. Acts 16:16-40 (Another prison break, this time about Paul and Silas)
  6. Revelation 3:14-22 (“I stand at the door and knock.”)
  7. Romans 8:18-39 (especially verse 28)

eGroup Discussion Questions – Great for personal reflection, too!

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7. Get Over It

Reading List

One passage per day for a whole week, based on the sermon:

  1. Matthew 15:21-28 (Faith of the Canaanite woman – Not a Jew)
  2. Matthew 8:5-13 (Faith of the Centurion – Not a Jew)
  3. Romans 9, particularly verses 30-33 (Jesus is called the “Rock of Offence” in the King James Version because he offers a way to salvation for non-Jews that relies on faith, not on works)
  4. Luke 17:1-19 (that which causes one to stumble = offense)
  5. Matthew 21:28-46 (especially verse 42, the “Stone of Offence” from #3 becomes the “Chief Cornerstone” of our faith)
  6. 1 Peter 2 (especially verse 8)
  7. 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 (especially verse 23)

eGroup Curriculum – Questions also great for personal reflection/journaling.

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3. The Pressure to Perform

Reading List

One passage per day for a whole week, based on the sermon.

  1. Exodus 16, God provides manna in the wilderness
  2. Matthew 4:1-11, Mark 1:12-13, Luke 4:1-13, Jesus is tempted in the wilderness
  3. John 6:1-24, Jesus feeds the 5,000 then walks on water
  4. John 6:25-70, Jesus says “I am the Bread of Life”
  5. John 7:1-24, Jesus goes up to the Festival of Booths
  6. John 7:25-52, the people are divided over Jesus
  7. Matthew 6:1-18, don’t show off your spiritual practices
  8. Bonus: Matthew 26:36-46, Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane

eGroup Curriculum (Discussion Questions)

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