SERMON BASED RESOURCES
Dig into the sermon each week with your life group, spiritual growth partner, or even by yourself! We’ll provide ideas to jump start your group time (Community Building), discussion questions to go deep (Christ Centered Discussion), and ways to apply what you learned throughout the week (Faithfully Following).
It is about time to consider a mid-course correction for your Spiritual Growth Plans. How are you doing with the plans you’ve made to grow spiritually this year? Is there anything that needs to change with your plan or habits that need to change to continue growing in Christ’s likeness? Where have you seen fruitfulness and blessing from the Lord? Celebrate this!
Christ Centered Discussion
Here we are, in another Behold series. We spent the weeks before Christmas (Advent) in a series called “Behold the Son” and now, in the last weeks before Easter (Lent), we’re starting a series called “Behold Your King”.
For this series, we’re going to dive into the Scripture passages that detail the last week of Jesus’ life on earth. You’ll find passages to read each week that correlate to the message presented on the previous Sunday. Use the DNA model either on your own or with your group, depending on your meeting schedule for these three weeks. Let these times together in the word be led by the Holy Spirit! Behold, Your King!
–> Choose a selection of Scripture + dig into it together!
Use the DNA structure (discover, nurture, act) as a way to engage with Scripture in the context of a group using the 4 Questions as your guide.
from Annie F Down’s TSF Podcast
Palm Sunday: Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:29-44; John 12:12-19
Monday: Matthew 21:12-22; Mark 11:12-18; Luke 19:45-48
Tuesday: Matthew 21:23-23:39, 26:6-13; Mark 11:27-12:44; Luke 20-21:4; John 12:2-11
Wednesday: Matthew 26:14-16; Mark 14:10-11; Luke 22:3-6
Thursday: Matthew 26:17-46; Mark 14:12-42; Luke 22:7-46; John 13-17:26
Friday: Matthew 26:47-27:66; Mark 14:43-15:47; Luke 22:47-23:56; John 18:2-19:42
Sunday: Matthew 28:1-10; Mark 16:1-13; Luke 24:1-35; John 20:1-25
DNA stands for Discover, Nurture, Act:
Discover – Look at a passage together and study it using the four questions.
Nurture – Listen for one another’s heart as they are answering the four questions and engaging the Scripture during the Discover time.
Act – In this step we will, as a community, seek to be “doers” of the word and not hearers only.
Use the 4 Questions
As you engage the passages, ask and answer these four questions:
1. Who is God?
2. What has he done?
3. Who am I? (in light of question 1+2)
4. How do I live? (again, in light of questions 1-3)
This is a helpful guide to using the 4 questions while engaging Scripture.
*Download the Resource Guide above for some helpful leader notes (included in the PDF).
As you gather around a table in the next few weeks, talk about what God is teaching you through his word. As simple as, “What did you learn about God’s character in what you’ve been reading in Scripture?” Follow up with, “How does that truth about God change the way we live as believer?”
As you prepare for Easter, every day intentionally thank God for the gift of His Son, thank Jesus for His willing sacrifice and example and thank the Holy Spirit for His continued work in your life.
Throughout this series, pray for your eyes to be open to who Jesus is and how He is moving and working in your lives.
– Use the 4Qs + DNA Leader Resource as a help to walk through this series.
– Songs to usher in worship in these weeks:
4 Helpful Questions to Engage Scripture
For the next three weeks, try to memorize Psalm 130. Read it daily, that helps commit it to memory and form your heart.
Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord!
O Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive
to the voice of my pleas for mercy!
If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
But with you there is forgiveness,
that you may be feared.
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen for the morning,
more than watchmen for the morning.
O Israel, hope in the Lord!
For with the Lord there is steadfast love,
and with him is plentiful redemption.
And he will redeem Israel
from all his iniquities.