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Pastor John delivered this week’s message from God’s Life-building Word based on 1 Thessalonians 5:15 (NIV, BELIEVE, p. 434).

Monday: Read Psalm 119:68 (NIV); Psalm 107:1 (NIV); and Psalm 145:9 (NIV). Create a list of truths that these passages tell you about goodness and God. Say a prayer based on the list you just created.

Tuesday: Read Psalm 31:19 (NIV). Have you ever run into a season of life where problems, difficulties, and challenges have overrun you? During these seasons of life it’s like living in a black tunnel. It can be so hard to see any goodness. When have you experienced something similar to this? What are the truths held in the precious passage of God’s Word that can help a person in one of those seasons?

Wednesday: Read Psalm 34:8 (NIV). Tasting and seeing are two of our physical senses. They are hugely important to life. How do you suppose a person can taste and see God’s goodness? Name one act of faith that you can do today to taste and see God’s goodness.

Thursday: Read Luke 14:7-14 (NIV). In this reading Jesus tells two stories, but they were both told in the same setting. Take a careful look at these two stories. Why did Jesus tell them back-to-back? What is the common thread that runs through both of them? The key to these stories is found in Verse 11. How does humility and pride play into our ability to live lives of kindness and goodness?

Friday: Read Luke 6:43-45 (NIV). This passage underlines the truth we heard in this past Sunday’s sermon, kindness and goodness flow out of our hearts. It comes from who I am and who God has transformed me into. What setting do you place yourself into so that God can do the heavy lifting of changing your heart? What gets in your way of allowing God to do this work in you?

Saturday: Read Ephesians 4:31-5:2 (NIV). This passage is filled with instructions on how we, as Christ followers, are to live and act. In your own words, summarize what these instructions mean to you. This passage also points us to the foundation of our behavior. Where in this passage do you see this foundation?

You can GO DEEPER this week by:

  • Memorize This Week’s Memory Verse1 Thessalonians 5:15 (NIV, BELIEVE, p. 434) "Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else."

You can also listen to this week's message or read the full PDF of the message & GPS.



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