Your Personal Grow-Pray-Study (GPS) Guide

Previous month:
January 2022
Next month:
March 2022

February 2022

When 5 Practices Become Part Of The Rhythms Of Your Life

20190812-barnimages-009
LiveStream | Give | Sermons | FAQ | Spiritual Practices

Day 1: Read Luke 9:35. If it’s true we can only listen to one voice at a time. How do you make sure Jesus’ voice is the One you are hearing?  What hinders your hearing Jesus speak into your life? What helps?

Day 2: Read Psalm 119:38-39. When we hear the word “laws, we think of rules. The Jews think of revelation, even relationships. How have God’s good laws guided your life in the past week?

Day 3: Read Psalm 119:37. As you read this verse, what worthless things came to mind? How has the worthless pulled you away from worshiping God? Hearing His voice?

Day 4: Read Luke 9:30-31. What are some things of “great worth” that pull your eyes away from looking at God? What helps you to keep your focus on God?

Day 5: Read Psalm 119:35. As you consider the 5 practices we’ve studied this year, which ones fall into a duty that you do? Which ones have become a delight you experience?

Day 6: Read Psalm 119:33. If like David you were to pray, “Teach me, Lord”, what would you want God to teach you right now?

Cultivating-faith-gps-graphicRecent additional GO DEEPER reading opportunities available on Amazon Books (#ad):

You can also watch this week's sermon or read the full message & GPS here.


Serve Others

Screenshot 2022-02-19 18.53.25
 
LiveStream | Give | Sermons | FAQ | Spiritual Practices

Day 1: Read Matthew 25:35-36. In the world, love is something you feel. To Jesus, love is something you do. Where do you find it easy to “do” love? When is expressing love challenging? Why? 

Day 2: Read 1 Peter 4:8. Love is the superpower for service. When you serve others, you express the greatness of God’s love to others. When have you experienced the power of God’s love at work when you serve? Where do you need to experience that loving superpower at work in your life?

Day 3: Read 1 Peter 4:10. Peter describes how God’s gifting empowers us with practical gifts of grace to serve others inside the church and outside in the community. What spiritual gifts has God given you to put to work to serve others? How are you using them in our church and out in our community

Day 4: Read 1 Peter 4:9. What cause you to grumble when you serve? What leads you to serve with gratitude? Why does grumbling or gratitude happen in serving?

Day 5: Read 1 Peter 4:11. How is God part of your serving? How does making Him the object of your service inspire you to serve?

Day 6: Read Matthew 25:37-40. The Holy Spirit has you securely connected to Himself. Start serving somewhere, somehow, someway, no strings attached. Where is God calling you to serve? What’s holding you back? Moving you forward?

Cultivating-faith-gps-graphicRecent additional GO DEEPER reading opportunities available on Amazon Books (#ad):

You can also watch this week's sermon or read the full message & GPS here.


Witness Willingly

Kate-kalvach-YUyueCkd7Tk-unsplashPhoto by Kate Kalvach on Unsplash

 
LiveStream | Give | Sermons | FAQ | Spiritual Practices

Day 1: Read 1 Timothy 2:3-4. You’ve never locked eyes with someone Jesus doesn’t want to save. Who specifically by name are you praying for to come to Jesus? (If you have no names, pray for Jesus to lead you to someone to pray for this week.)

Day 2: Read Matthew 28:19-20. As you go through life today, think about the people who cross your path in conversation, at work, at home. Pray for God to draw each one closer to Him and to a living relationship with Jesus.

Day 3: Read Acts 17:28. How well do you listen to others? Think of a conversation you had yesterday, what do you remember the other person saying? How might that be a connection point with hearing then sharing Jesus?

Day 4: Read Acts 17:32. Think about someone you know who doesn’t know Jesus. What interests them? What do they talk about the most? How might the Holy Spirit be giving you some clues, some connection points, to hear their story and to tell Jesus’ story?

Day 5: Read 1Peter 3:15. Are you prepared to tell Jesus’ story? How has God been at work in your life so far this year? Write it out. Edit. Practice. Pray then be ready to share when the time comes.

Day 6: Read Colossians 4:5-6. What opportunities is God giving you to connect with others? How are you doing to seize those opportunities? Who might the Holy Spirit want to lead you to listen and share Jesus’ story?

Cultivating-faith-gps-graphicRecent additional GO DEEPER reading opportunities available on Amazon Books (#ad):

You can also watch this week's sermon or read the full message & GPS here.


Pray Unceasingly

Image-from-rawpixel-id-20192-original
 
LiveStream | Give | Sermons | FAQ | Spiritual Practices

Pastor Burkey encourages us each day this week to pray the five petitions from the Lord’s Prayer in Luke 11:

God, bring me closer to You.

God, I surrender to Your agenda.

God, give me what I need today.

God, keep me in a right relationship with You and others.

God, keep me on the right path for my life today.

Day 1: Read Luke 11:1-4. How have you learned to grow in your prayer life? What are some key lessons you have learned? How does Jesus’ answer to the question about teaching the disciples to pray help you today to grow in your prayer life?

Day 2: Read Luke 11:11-13. Consider your walk with God over the last month, how have you grown closer to God? What might be the next step He invites you to take to grow closer to Him as Father and to hallow His name?

Day 3: Read Luke 22:42. Where have you been pursuing your way instead of God’s way? What do you need to surrender to His agenda?

Day 4: Read Luke 11:5-8. More than just daily bread, Jesus invites us to bring all our needs to God. What do you need from God today?

Day 5: Read Romans 3:23-24. Turns out forgiveness is a gift that keeps giving. God forgives you so that you can forgive others. Where do you need forgiveness from God today? Who do you need to forgive?

Day 6: Read Luke 11:9-10. What tempts you to sin? What wrong path are you on or about to travel? What steps do you need to take to get back on track with God?

Cultivating-faith-gps-graphicRecent additional GO DEEPER reading opportunities available on Amazon Books (#ad):

You can also watch this week's sermon or read the full message & GPS here.