Each week, as you take in the Bible, find some friends to talk it out. You can follow this simple guide to help. First, R.E.A.D. and P.R.A.Y. on your own. Then, meet with friends to share what you've learned.
R - Retell it P - Praise
E - Examine it R - Repent
A - Apply it A - Ask
D - Discuss it Y - Yield
Sunday's Message Text:
Bible Plan Readings - Week 24
Memorize: Matthew 6:33
The big idea from Sunday's message was: Nothing is ever random with God. Agree or disagree?
From Sunday's message in Matthew 5, or the Meet Jesus Bible Reading Plan this week, what is impacting you the most? Was there a word, phrase, Bible verse, or theme that impacted you? Hint: What did you highlight
What 2 metaphors does Jesus use to describe those in the Kingdom of God? Do you see a connection between those 2 metaphors? What's the bigger-biblical-redemptive picture here?
What can salt be used for? What can light be used for? How does Jesus fulfill these 2 metaphors.
What is Jesus saying in verse 17? If nothing is ever random with God, what's the main idea of the Sermon on the Mount?
Do you think your salt and light currently effect the world around you?
How are you to be "salt" as part of the Kingdom? (Are you to be more inward or outward effecting?)
How are you to be "light" as part of the kingdom? (Are you to be more inward or outward effecting?)
Jesus is basically calling his followers to be different on purpose. What attracts someone to the salt and the light?
If God is never random, why does he have you where you are right now? Spend time thinking about the people he has put in front of your path. What do they need and how can you help?