Happy Monday, Church Family & Friends!
We hope you enjoyed listening to Pastor Joshua’s message during yesterday’s SGPC Sunday Worship Online entitled “Forsaking All I, Trust Him”! We encourage you to continue to engage with God’s Word and the 3 lessons we saw from Joshua 17:3-6, 12-15.
- God wants His People to ASK according to His Will and claim their inheritance. (Joshua 17:4-6)
- God wants His People to TRUST that their God-given inheritance is BEST for them. (Joshua 17:1, 5, 14-18)
- RECEIVE God’s Word fully before you want God to RELEASE His power. (Joshua 17:12-13)
In these points, Pastor Joshua pointed out a couple questions for us to ask ourselves as we both review the Sermon Notes (downloadable below) & think about his sermon this week.
- What are you forsaking in your relationship with the Lord today? (Forsaking all God or forsaking all “I”?)
- Are you really satisfied with our God-given inheritance? Do you really believe that this inheritance (Jesus Christ) is BEST for you? Why?
A followup question I also think about as I reflect on Sunday’s message:
- Am I seeking first the order (God’s Word)? Or the promise (His Will, His power or strength, etc.)? (Look at Matthew 6:33 and Matthew 7:8)
Take some time during this week to reflect on the Sermon Notes & the questions posed above. We encourage you to journal your thoughts and what the Lord is speaking to you today. Take time to share with a prayer partner, or another brother or sister in Christ.
For a printable worksheet, find both the Sermon Notes & a separate Monday Meditations page you can download below.
We also encourage you to memorize the piece of Scripture Pastor Joshua selected for us at the bottom of his sermon notes: Matthew 6:33!
Here are some other verses from Sunday that you can also choose to memorize!
Hungry for more?
We encourage you to feast on the word of God. If you’ve got some resources on your bookshelf, dig in! If you’re looking for more translations, resources, and devotional guides, try any of the following links or search for more online.
Create an atmosphere to encounter God
During this historical time, we’ve been collecting songs along the way. You can find the playlists on SGPC’s Spotify profile (requires a free Spotify account). Listen to old favorites and discover new songs of the season! Spring off into some of the suggestions generated by Spotify or search for your own go-to songs. These also work well as background music for studying scripture (or anything else).