Today is Tuesday, May 28th. Good Morning. Thank you for being here and joining in, I am glad you are here. I hope and pray that today you are able to rely fully on King Jesus, and recognize that there is nothing more we could ever ask for. He is our greatest treasure, our sole delight, our only comfort, and the only one we can ever find satisfaction. I’m going to ask a little extra of you today, if you are willing and would do so: take a minute here to pause with me. Literally - take a moment to move away from your distractions, pray over psalm 23, and rest quietly in the Lord for a few minutes. Quiet the physical and mental distractions and Praise King Jesus. Trust in the lord, hold fast to his word, and lean into Him. Praise King Jesus. -Evan
The following guide is a resource for you to use in your personal time of solitude with the Lord as well as when you connect with the Community that you facilitate. It can also be used for times with family or friends around the table.
CATCH-UP- What was your high and low from last week/yesterday?
SING + PRAY- Take some time for song (guitar, hymn, acapella or read a Psalm) and extended prayer as an individual/community. A simple path of prayer is to pray through one of the Psalms as a group or use the acronym ACTS (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication).
DISCOVER (IN LARGE GROUP)
+ WHAT is this passage saying and what is a key truth or thought that I/we learn? (Use the questions interspersed through the passage to help make additional observations to clarify the main point)
[ John 19:25-27 ]
25 but standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.
_What is the significance of Jesus saying “woman, behold, your son!”?
_What does Jesus’ actions show us about fulfilling Old Testament Scripture?
_What is the significance of Jesus saying “behold, your mother!” To the disciple?
_What is the general emotion of this passage?
PROCESS (IN BREAKOUTS OF 2-3’S, GUYS/GIRLS)
+ HOW is the Lord calling me to action/obedience? Is there sin to confess, a next step to take, how has it gone since last time
+ WHO am I walking with and praying for to discover Jesus, what is my next step? (e.g., Build trust by spending time with them, set-up an intentional time to share your story, begin a discovery study on the teachings of Jesus with them)