To stay connected with Jesus, the Living Word, be sure to spend time in the scriptures daily. These tools will help you explore the word of God and listen for God's voice. The bottom tool includes the weekly study scriptures and questions that support each week's sermon on the Tipp City Campus.
For the week starting November 29, 2015
Questions to go Deeper
We are stepping into the season of Advent—the story of how GOD came DOWN TO EARTH and became one of us. This week our attention is focused on what it means to be a DOWN TO EARTH people. Daily devotionals that accompany each day's reading are also available on Facebook. They are created by a great Ginghamsburg unpaid servant team. You do not have to be a Facebook user to access them. View here.
MONDAY: Read Philippians 1:27-30
Paul started the church at Philippi and wanted to ensure these men and women continued to follow Jesus. What do you think Paul means by “conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Jesus”? Let’s do a life check—assess your current behaviors. What behavior could you change today that would make a real impact on you and the people around you?
TUESDAY: Romans 14:1-12
Are you someone who is new or do you know someone new to following Jesus? What has been your experience of Jesus’ followers: accepting, judgmental or down to earth? How do you respond to people who have different faith opinions than you?
WEDNESDAY: Philippians 2:1-4
How has following Jesus made a difference in your life? What is Paul saying about our relationship with other Jesus followers? What would it look like for you to put your own agenda to the side this week and lend a helping hand?
THURSDAY: Micah 6:1-8
God is talking, telling us about what God has done in the past. What did God do in the past? What is God’s requirement? What does acting justly, loving mercy, walking humbly look like in your life?
FRIDAY: Luke 1:46-55
This is the song that Mary sang shortly after she heard the news that she was pregnant with God’s own Son. Look at the words of her song: What happens to the rich and powerful? What about the humble and the poor? What is Mary saying about a down to earth God?
SATURDAY: Luke 10:25-37
Jesus answers a question by telling a story. What happens in this story? Who is the neighbor? What act of compassion and mercy is God asking you to do this week?
SUNDAY: Romans 12:9-21
What is love supposed to be like? Has there ever been a time in your life when you repaid evil for evil? Write about it, and then ask that person(s) for his or her forgiveness.