Prayer Point for the Week – Please continue to pray for the residents of southeast Texas as they recover from flooding.
Questions for Reflection:
Read Romans 6:1. What does that verse teach us about the expectation God has regarding our behavior after we invite Him into our lives?
Jesus said in Luke 24:46&47 that repentance is a critical part of placing one’s faith in Him. What does repentance say about one’s belief about the Lord? What does it say about their belief about themselves?
When we talk about repentance, we often think about changing our behavior. Read Matthew 5. Is simply changing our behavior enough or are we required to do more? Why is this difficult? What passions have you struggled with? How do they make you feel? How do these struggles affect your relationship with the Lord?
Read Matthew 5:16. Is repentance made up of only “thou shalt not”s or is there more to turning your life around? How does one turn to God in daily worship? How does one change in their relationship to others? How does your life reflect these do’s?
Read Galatians 5:22&23. Do these things relate to your deeds or your heart? According to this scripture, how do these sincere fruits appear in our lives?
According to Romans 8:13,the only to stop the influence of your flesh (old nature) is to kill it. What is the word of God illustrated by in Ephesians 6:17. What effect does the ministry have to “the flesh” if we wield scripture properly?
According to 1 Corinthians 14:15, how does one cultivate their relationship with the Holy Spirit?