Discipline of Study
Between Community Group sessions we will always lean back into the discipline of STUDY of God’s word. Can’t wait to grow with each of you every day in theFormed.life.
As we enter Good Friday, we gather and reflect upon the crucifixion of King Jesus. Take time to journal what you heard, saw, read, and felt.
Take five minutes to reflect upon the fact that Jesus died on a cross.
Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last. Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, saying, “Certainly this man was innocent!”
The discipline of study involves carving time out of our “do more” culture to dig deep into the meaning of truth. One of the best places to study what God’s timeless word is speaking to us is to hear how a Christian leader in another time or culture is processing the truth of God’s word.
Take time to reread the scripture passage from Sunday. Review your sermon notes. What is God bringing back to mind from His Word? As we enter holy week, slowly approaching the cross and resurrection of Jesus, listen in as Gabe adds one more nuance we wish we could have shared on Sunday.
It is good for our souls to walk in Jesus’s footsteps this week. It is good for our church to share this week. It is good for our city when we live into its impact.
As you prepare to gather with the church to hear God’s Word today, or reflect upon an earlier gathering, take a moment to pray this verse from “Speak O Lord” on behalf of your church family and yourself.
Prayer tills the soil of the soul to receive the word of God. Take time today resting, delighting and listening to God in prayer. Take 10 minutes today to pray for God to speak afresh through His word, and that you would have “ears to hear and eyes to see” His truth and direction.