Longing for holiness

SERMON TITLE: Longing for Holiness

BIBLICAL REFLECTION
1 Peter 1:1-2, 13-16
Summarize the passage by asking Who? What? When? Where? Why


PERSONAL REFLECTION

  • What does it mean to be holy?
  • Who do you know that you consider to be holy? What about them makes you think that way?
  • How much of a longing do you have to be holy?

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?
  • How did the Holy Spirit challenge you?

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
Pray for the faith of our young people. Ask God to empower them to be bold witnesses of grace and mercy. Pray for revival!


SCRIPTURE TO HEART
Take time to memorize this 1 Bible verse:

Instead, as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct.–1 Peter 1:15

Precursors to Revival

SERMON TITLE: Precursors to Revival

BIBLICAL REFLECTION
Revelation 2:1-5
Summarize the passage by asking Who? What? When? Where? Why


PERSONAL REFLECTION

  • What past experiences have shaped you the most?
  • How did you come to know about Jesus?
  • How might God want your experience to be a part of revival today?

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?
  • How did the Holy Spirit challenge you?

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
Pray for those who need healing from past hurts. Ask God to help them find peace and joy. Pray for revival!


SCRIPTURE TO HEART
Take time to memorize this 1 Bible verse:

But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. -Revelation 2:4

Asking for a Friend

This was a hard sermon.

Not because of what I had to say. No, there was more to say. But I don’t think I was “in” this one like I normally would be.

It was a hard weekend.

Still, the world needs to see the kind of friendship possible through the church.

BIBLICAL REFLECTION
John 15:9-17
Summarize the passage by asking Who? What? When? Where? Why?

PERSONAL REFLECTION

  • What can make being a friend difficult?
  • What friendships have tested you the most? Why?
  • Is it possible to disagree with someone so much and still love them?

RECALLING THE MESSAGE

  • How does this message help make Kelsey a loving church?
  • What about the Bible reading or message caught your attention?
  • How did the Holy Spirit challenge you?
  • In what ways did the Holy Spirit challenge you through the message?
  • What will you do to make the message real to you?

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
Pray for those struggling with doubt and temptation. Ask God to bless them with assurance and strength. Pray that our church makes disciples of Jesus Christ.

SCRIPTURE TO HEART
Take time to memorize this 1 Bible verse:
No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
-John 15:13

Stay blessed…john