[July 26] Re-Focus Your Heart

[July 26] Re-Focus Your Heart



Growth Group Study Guide

Re-Focus Your Heart

 

POINT 1: Preoccupation with personal plans

POINT 2: Preoocupation with personl problems

POINT 3: Refocus your heart


 



Discussion questions
Choose questions to get your group thinking and create openness:

  1. Begin your discussion with highlights from this Sunday’s sermon? What something that stood out to you? Share what you learned and how will it impact your life?
     
  2. What questions did this Sunday’s message raise? Share them in the group and offer your answers to each other’s questions.
  3. In a world that requires us to spend most of our day dividing our attention, how can we focus on God? 

  4. Read Romans 8:38-39. What would your life be like if you completely trusted that God was always with you and for you?

  5. Read Matthew 5:8. In what ways do you seek after being pure in heart? Or in other words how do you develop a pure heart?

  6. Read Philippians 4:4-7. What would be different about your life if your heart and mind were always guarded by God’s peace? How can you stay guarded

  7. Read Matthew 6:31-33. How could you shift your focus from your worry to the ways in which God is caring for you?


Prayer

  1. Pray for a loving boldness to arise in all Christ-followers to demonstrate God’s love & speak the Gospel. 

  2. Pray for vulnerable kids & families: healing, care, peace, family restoration, and supportive relationships. 

  3. Pray for the Lord’s blessing, wisdom and grace to be upon our pastors and all of our government leaders



Take 10-15 minutes
to share in your group some of the insight you have learned from your recent Life Journal Readings. For reference, here are this week's passages.

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Life Journal Readings

JULY 26

  • Isaiah 50
  • Isaiah 51
  • Isaiah 52
  • Psalms 92
  • 2 Peter 1

 

JULY 27

  • Isaiah 53
  • Isaiah 54
  • Isaiah 55
  • Isaiah 56
  • 2 Peter 2

 

JULY 28

  • Isaiah 57
  • Isaiah 58
  • Isaiah 59
  • Psalms 103
  • 2 Peter 3

 

JULY 29

  • Isaiah 60
  • Isaiah 61
  • Isaiah 62
  • John 1

 

JULY 30

  • Isaiah 63
  • Isaiah 64
  • Psalms 107
  • John 2


JULY 31

  • Isaiah 65
  • Isaiah 66
  • Psalms 62
  • John 3

 

AUGUST 1

  • 2 Kings 21
  • 2 Chronicles 33
  • John 4

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Memory Verse

Lamentations 3:40 MSG

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