12/28 Prepare Your Heart for Sunday Worship

church stage graphic (1) Today’s  Chronological Bible Reading: (today) This Sunday’s Song List:    TLCC Worship  This Week’s Readings:

In a Nutshell: What is it about the holidays that draw us to long for things to be different than they are now?  There are those that miss their loved ones, those that wish they had more loved ones, some that wish their loved ones were different.  There is a deep sense of longing for peace and hope… but friends peace is only found in Christ. No tradition, no gift, no human can satisfy that longing. If UR the real chURch, you will long to spend time “at home” with the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.  But until then there are things we must “understand”, “remember”, “be diligent” to do, “watch out” for, “hate” and “love”. Ice Breaker:  What was a Christmas gift as a child that you longed for the most but never got? Title:  “chURch – longing for home” Texts: Heb. 10:32-39; 2 Pet. 3:1-14; 2 Tim. 3:1-5; Jude 17-23; 2 Jn. 7-11; Rev. 21:1-4 CONNECTING TO THE TEXT

  1. In what way does Heb. 10:32-39 make you long for heaven? In light of today’s difficulties and the hope of heaven, how does this passage say we should live?
  2. In what way does 2 Pet. 3:1-14 make you long for heaven? In light of today’s difficulties and the hope of heaven, how does this passage say we should live?
  3. In what way does 2 Tim. 3:1-5 make you long for heaven? In light of today’s difficulties and the hope of heaven, how does this passage say we should live?
  4. In what way does Jude 17-23 make you long for heaven? In light of today’s difficulties and the hope of heaven, how does this passage say we should live
  5. In what way does 2 Jn. 7-11 make you long for heaven? In light of today’s difficulties and the hope of heaven, how does this passage say we should live?
  6. In what way does Rev. 21:1-4 make you long for heaven? In light of today’s difficulties and the hope of heaven, how does this passage make you want to live?

REFLECTING ON YOUR LIFE

  1. Of all those things these passages say we should think about, remember, focus on and do what do you feel most week at?
  2. What does it look like when a Christian is “throwing away” his/her confidence or shrinking back in their faith?
  3. Has anything happened this year that seems to have affected you by making you want to “shrink back” or “throw away” your confidence?

CONNECTING TO OUR CHURCH:

  1. How can the church help during those times?
  2. How does Satan try to keep you from finding that help?

Next Week’s Readings:

  •  Dec 29, Rev 6-11
  • Dec 30, Rev 12-18
  • Dec 31, Rev 19-22

2015 Bible Reading Plan & Journal: Once again we have journals available  for you to utilize while reading/praying. We are including in today’s bulletin t marriage bllowing C.C.C.B.’s Bible reading plan.  You may pick up a brochure of the reading plan at the church or go online to find it.  You can download the brochure here: 2015 Reading Plan brochure (1) January 1 – 10

Online Resources: 

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