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August 2020

 

AUGUST 2nd - NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Isaiah 55:1-5  What’s your favorite “junk food”?  Could that be a “steady diet”?  What does it mean to “feed on Jesus”?  How much does his love cost?

Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21  What does it feel like when you feel the presence of the Lord?  List some reasons to praise the Lord?  Why is it important to “pass on” faith stories?

Romans 9:1-5  What persons or group of people do you have a heart for?  Are you “sorrowful enough” for others to share the gospel with them?  

Matthew 14:13-21  Read vss. 1-12 to see why Jesus was emotionally drained.  How did the disciples respond to the needs of the people?  How did Jesus respond?  Are you open to the possibility that god could use you in some special way?

AUGUST 9th - TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

1Kings 19:9-18  Describe Elijah’s mood in vs. 10.  Why do you think he didn’t find God in the loudness, but in the silence?  Where could you go to hear God’s voice without noise or interference?

Psalm 85:8-13  What does “love and faithfulness meet together” mean to you?  What is God’s part in the deal?  What’s ours?

Romans 10:5-15  How good do you have to be to “get to Heaven”?  Is your faith or who you have faith in that is most important?

Matthew 14:22-33  If you saw someone walking on water towards you at 3am, how do you think you would react?  How much faith would you have?  Spiritually, where is Jesus asking you to walk out of your comfort zone and “walk on water?”

AUGUST 16th - ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Isaiah 56:1, 6-8  Are there “foreigners” in Jesus eyes?  Where do you sometimes feel like a foreigner, an outsider?  What can you do to help others who are new or different feel included in God’s people?

Psalm 67  How are “praise” and “contentment” related?  What blessings has God brought into your life?  For what wider purpose?

Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32  If we turn away from God, does he leave us, as well?  What does “turn us over to disobedience” mean?

Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28  Would you rather be looking good on the outside or the inside?  Does Jesus intense interaction with this woman mean that he rejects her or respects her?

AUGUST 23rd - TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Isaiah 51:1-6  What does it mean that we are cut out of the rock that is Christ?  How hard is it to believe that justice is contagious?  How is this like “treasures stored in heaven”?

Psalm 138  Before what “gods” do you think David is proclaiming the Lord his God?  How do vss. 6-7 define God’s kingship?  Do you aspire to be powerful in this way, too?

Romans 12:1-8  Does advertisement favor uniqueness or conformity?  Does our world value individuality and service?  What gifts and skills do you have to offer?  

Matthew 16:13-20  If you asked a passerby on the street, who would they say Jesus was?  Is the “rock” that Jesus is speaking of, Peter, or Peter’s declaration?  What are the “keys to the kingdom” and what do they “bind and loose”?

AUGUST 30th - THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Jeremiah 15:15-21  Who, besides the Lord, is your “protective wall”?  What are some destructive patterns that you have/had to leave behind?  What positive things replaced the negative ones?

Psalm 26:1-8  Are you as in control as David in this psalm?  Knowing David’s history, was he always this paragon of virtue?  Is it dangerous to talk about “those sinners” and not include yourself?

Romans 12:9-21  How easy is it to not hold a grudge?  If you had hot coals on your head, whose business would you be most interested in?

Matthew 16:21-28  How much of a “rock” was Peter when he learned he would have to suffer?  Does “denying yourself” mean that you will be losing yourself?

SEPTEMBER 6th - FOURTEENTH SUN. AFTER PENTECOST

Ezekiel 33:7-11  Is keeping truth to ourselves an option for God?  Do you like the idea that someone you don’t like might be forgiven if they repent?  When have you been reluctant to bring bad news to people you loved?

Psalm 119:33-40  What “worthless thing” keep you from following God?  Does God’s law seem like a burden to the psalmist?

Romans 13:8-14  Is the command to love just one law, or does it encompass all of them?  How do you “clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ”?

Matthew 18:15-20  Does this court allow for you being the sole judge?  What is the procedure used here?  Is the purpose to condemn or to reconcile your offending brother or sister?