The Gift of Solitude

Summarize the passage by asking Who? What? When? Where? Why?

Read Matthew 4:12-33

PERSONAL REFLECTION

  • How comfortable are you with solitude? Are you sure?
  • Reflect on the relationship between solitude and community?
  • How did Jesus’ solitude prepare him for his ministry?

RECALLING THE MESSAGE

  • How does this message help Kelsey be a loving church?
  • What caught your attention the most?
  • How did the Holy Spirit challenge you?

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS

Pray for churches that are near closing. Ask God to bring healing and hope through this difficult time. Pray that prayer becomes and remains a foundation element of your church.


SCRIPTURE TO HEART

Take time this week to memorize this one verse:

“Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee.  -Matthew 4:12

Jesus Revealed

BIBLICAL REFFLECTION

John 1:29-42

Summarize the passage by asking Who? What? When? Where? Why?


PERSONAL REFLECTION

  • What does it mean to “have communion” with God?
  • How hard/easy is it for you to sit with God?
  • In the last month or so, what have you learned about your walk with God?

RECALLING THE MESSAGE

  • How does this message help Kelsey be a loving church?
  • What caught your attention the most?
  • How did the Holy Spirit challenge you?

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS

Pray for people who feel overwhelmed. Ask God to help them find a way to rest, to truly take a break. Pray that we learn what it means to know God is our rest.


SCRIPTURE TO HEART

Take time this week to memorize this one verse:

“And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Chosen One.” -John 1:34

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BIBLICAL REFLECTION
Matthew 11:2-11

Summarize the passage by asking Who? What? When? Where? Why


PERSONAL REFLECTION

  • Recall a time you knew God was with you and it made an impact on your faith.
  • What things try to get your attention the most?
  • How have you learned to see more of what God is doing around you?

RECALLING THE MESSAGE

  • How does this message help Kelsey be a loving church?
  • What caught your attention the most?
  • How did the Holy Spirit challenge you?

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS

Pray for people struggling to get through the holidays. Ask God to give them the courage to say no to things that keep them from having peace. Pray they can see more of what God is doing so that they can know God’s joy.


SCRIPTURE TO HEART

Go and tell John what you hear and see:

11:5 the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news brought to them.
––Matthew 3:4-5