For My Personal Time With God This Week:
[#1] John’s message in his letters was focused around love — loving God and loving others. What draws you to love God as you do? Is your love for others — even difficult people — reflective of that love you have for God? Why/why not?
[#2] The main theme of Revelation is Jesus’ role as “overcomer.” How is this message applicable to your life today? What are some of the evils in this world that you can’t wait for Jesus to defeat? How important is it to you that you fully understand how this is going to happen?
[#3] Take some time this week to be thoughtful about the seemingly impossible situations you are facing in your life today. Write them down. What are they? How long have they been there? Have you been tempted to give up? As you look at those situations, what is God specifically asking of you today?
[#4] Catch up on any readings during the Community Bible Experience that you had to skip over, during the past 8 weeks. As you do so, consider these 5 questions (which will be the 5 questions everyone shares in their book clubs this week):
1. What’s something you noticed for the first time?
2. What questions did you have?
3. Was there anything that bothered you?
4. What did you learn about loving God?
5. What did you learn about loving others?