Weekly Reading Plan – Feb 28-Mar 7

For all of Lent, we’re focusing on approaching Spiritual transformation the same way we’d approach the physical training of a person going from “Couch to 5K”.

Together, we’re studying the Bible and reading John Ortberg’s book, The Life You’ve Always Wanted together.
Each Sunday at 9:00AM online or 9:30AM in person, we’ll gather to watch a video lesson and discuss this week’s spiritual training regime.

Feb 21-28 – Weekly Reading Plan

For all of Lent, we’re focusing on approaching Spiritual transformation the same way we’d approach the physical training of a person going from “Couch to 5K”.

Together, we’re studying the Bible and reading John Ortberg’s book, The Life You’ve Always Wanted together.
Each Sunday at 9:00AM online or 9:30AM in person, we’ll gather to watch a video lesson and discuss this week’s spiritual training regime.

Weekly Reading Plan – Feb 14-21, 2021

For all of Lent, we’re focusing on approaching Spiritual transformation the same way we’d approach the physical training of a person going from “Couch to 5K”.

Together, we’re studying the Bible and reading John Ortberg’s book, The Life You’ve Always Wanted together.
Each Sunday at 9:00AM online or 9:30AM in person, we’ll gather to watch a video lesson and discuss this week’s spiritual training regime.

Weekly Reading Plan – Oct 4-11, 2020 – Perseverance

DAY 1 – James 1:2-4 – Pray perseverance

DAY 2 – 1 Tim 4:11-16 – Pray for our Young people to persevere

DAY 3 – Prov 17:22; 18:14; Psalm 34:18 – Pray for the crushed in spirit

DAY 4 – John 16:33 – Praise Christ for his Victory

DAY 5 – Rom 12:21 – Pray Good overcomes Evil

While we were not gathering in our building every week, many of us had to take responsibility for our spiritual lives in deeper way than ever before. We have to intentionally feed ourselves spiritually if we want to PERSEVERE.

  1. What do you learn about God in James 1:2-4? About being human? What command can you obey? How did Jesus live out James 1:2-4 for you?
  2. Do you consider trials “joy”? How is that even possible? Where does James direct our eyes during trials? What do trials produce? How else can you learn endurance? How else can we be perfected?
  3. What does Paul charge Timothy to do? What are the verbs? How can we persevere when people look down on us? What practical actions should Timothy take to persevere? When are you doing these things?
  4. What is the “public reading of Scripture”? Why public not private?
  5. What is a crushed spirit in Prov 18:14? How can we protect our spirits from such wounds? What should the crushed in spirit do? Where is God when we’re crushed?
  6. Why is John 16:33 such good news? Where do you need to apply this?
  7. What does it mean to be “overcome by evil”? When have you been overcome? When have you let evil take over or control your actions/words? When have you been the villain in someone else’s story?
  8. When have you “sunk to their level”?
  9. How can we overcome evil with good? What have you seen someone do this? When have you seen someone forswear retaliation?

Weekly Bible Reading Plan – Sept 20-27, 2020 – The Red Sea

DAY 1 – Hebrews 11:29; Exodus 13:17-22 – Pray for patience on the long road

DAY 2 – Exodus 14 – Pray for the next right step for yourself and for Oakland

DAY 3 – Isaiah 43:1-7 – Pray for God’s presence at Oakland Events

DAY 4 – Psalm 136 – Pray for Oakland to Worship with exuberance

DAY 5 – Joshua 3-4 – Pray for the Next Generation and Sarah’s Ministry

While we were not gathering in our building every week, many of us had to take responsibility for our spiritual lives in deeper way than ever before. We have to intentionally feed ourselves spiritually if we want to PERSEVERE.

  1. When has God led you on the roundabout way (Ex 13:17)? When has God taken you the long way? How did you handle it?
  2. Why did God take the Israelites the long way around? What can you learn from this lesson?
  3. When have you run into a huge roadblock, when trying to follow Jesus? When has God called you out of something and then your way was blocked? What did you do?
  4. What did God do for the Israelites when Pharaoh started chasing them? How have you seen God fight for you? What does it look like to be still and let God fight for you? How is this different from doing nothing?
  5. What do you notice about the Pillar of Fire? When have you experienced the Lord going before or behind you (cf. Psalm 139:5-6)?
  6. Where do you see faith in Ex 14? How would you have responded? Why did the Chariots get stuck instead of running down the slower walking people? How was this miracle tactical and supernatural? How can you look for tactical miracles too?
  7. When did the waters part?
  8. What does Isaiah 43 mean to you? What are the fires and the waters? Where are they raging in your lives?
  9. What stands out about Psalm 136? Why does the Bible rehearse the Exodus so much? Why is Psalm 136 so repetitive?
  10. What similarities do you see with the Jordan Crossing and the Red Sea? Why would God do it again? What lesson is he teaching both these generations?