Let the LORD be your defender

In this week's readings in 1 Samuel and the Psalms we see what it took for our Sovereign God to make David a 'man after God's own heart'. We have much we can learn!


Conforming us into Christlikeness is NEVER easy, but it is ALWAYS for our eternal good and for the fame and glory of God's name.


And we also see our King get up from His table and get down on His knees to show us what real servant-leadership looks like.


Here are this week’s readings:

Daily Readings

1 Samuel 19

Psalm 23

1 Samuel 24

Psalm 18

Psalm 27

John 13 (Or use as a day to catch up)

Sunday’s Teaching — 1 Peter 1.13–25


Here are GREAT RESOURCES to help make sense of the story:


The Bible Project Psalms video overview


The Bible Project 1 Samuel video overview


The Bible Project 1 Peter video overview



Be sure you are getting the short In the Word Today devotional I write for each day's reading. The email gets sent out early each morning. The sign up form is on the bottom of the front page of our website. These not only share a little insight the Holy Spirit gave to me on how this reading connects to God's story, but they serve as a model of the READ - REFLECT - RESPOND format we want you to follow to make the most of our disciple making time.


Discipleship Resources can be found here


D-GROUP DETAILS

Jump into a D-Group

and join us on this journey with Jesus!

As we journey through the Old Testament with Jesus and one another, be sure to share your stories about about walking in His story! Let’s encourage one another all the more as His Day draws near.


We are letting the Holy Spirit lead people into groups that can look very different. Groups can be — Men | Women | YA | Young Marrieds | Old couples like me and Kerry. :-). You can share or prepare meals together or even do them around a hobby like hiking! THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX! All you need is a Bible and a journal and the power of the Holy Spirit to open the spiritual eyes of your heart. We provide the Daily Readings — handout | Bulletin (on the web) | emailed out each morning. Your D-Group will provide the encouragement and accountability you need. And sharing insights with one another will keep you excited to read more. You can even do multiple groups - for example you could be in one with others and with your family and the conversation will be completely different.


All we ask is that the D-Group participants do the following things:

  • Do the Daily Readings then reflect, respond and record it in some way (journal)

  • Be ready to share what the Holy Spirit has shared with you with your group

  • Memorize the passage provided together each week

  • Provide support, encouragement and accountability to one another

  • Consider how you could facilitate a group in the future

If you need help figuring out how to connect to the D-Group, want to lead or host a group, email me at doug@cornerstonechurchaz.org


Keep looking UP! — Luke 21.28

—doug

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