Due to COVID-19, all on-site events have been canceled until further notice. Some groups will be meeting via video chat. Contact your Small group leader for more information.
We can connect as the body of Christ by working on the same spiritual disciplines together. Take time this week to read scripture, pray, and reach out with the love of Christ.
This Week's Goal: God First
Commit to spending 10 minutes with God before you do anything else. Don't pick up your phone first. Don't turn on the news first. Don't check your email first. Spend time with God first thing each day!
Scripture Memory: Psalm 1:1-3
"Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers."
Show Christ's Love
Ask God to bring people to mind this week who need support, encouragement, prayer, and help. Write down the names of the people who come to mind. Send them a text, make a phone call, or send them an email. Ask how they are doing, what they need, and find out how you can pray for them. Write down what they tell you next their name and commit to following up with them.
Scripture & Prayer Plan
Tuesday 3/24 - Adoration (Psalm 44:4-8)
- Praise God for who he is. Think of who God shows himself to be in the scriptures and praise him for that. How has God shown himself to you specifically in that way? Praise him! Take your time, pray specifically to God. You can pray quietly, out loud, or write your prayers in a journal. However you pray, make it all about who God is!
Wednesday 3/25 - Confession (Psalm 32)
- Psalm 32 says, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD.” Are you aware of any ways you have sinned against God? Confess them to him out loud. Be completely honest with God. If you can’t think of anything, ask God to bring sins to mind, and when that happens, confess them to God. End your time of prayer by thanking God for forgiveness through Jesus Christ.
Thursday 3/26 - Thanksgiving (Psalm 100)
- Come into God’s presence with thanksgiving today! You can grow to be more thankful by practicing it. Take a few minutes to write a list of things you are thankful for. Then do what Psalm 100 says. “Make a joyful noise to the Lord!" “Give thanks to him, bless his name!”
Friday 3/27 - Supplication (Psalm 143)
- Pray for God’s protection, healing, and deliverance from Coronavirus. Pray for a spirit of unity, peace, wisdom, and justice to prevail among government leaders. Pray for provision, especially amongst the most at risk people in our community. Pray for police, first responders, doctors, nurses, and all those providing care. Ask God to strengthen, protect, and grow the Church for the glory of Christ.
Saturday 3/28 - Thanksgiving (Psalm 34)
- Think back over the days of your week. What things make you want to “boast in the Lord”? Where was God at work? What was really difficult? When were you encouraged, and when were you really low? Write down some reflections from the week, and then do what Psalm 34 says, “I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth."
Sunday 3/29 - Adoration (Psalm 111)
- It’s time to worship Christ with your church family today! Before the worship service begins, spend some time reading Psalm 111 out loud. Pray it as a prayer of worship to God. Wherever the Psalm refers to God, pray it right to him. For example, you can pray, “Praise You Lord! I will give thanks to You with my whole heart.” After you have spent time praising God individually, turn on the Online Worship Service and “give thanks…in the company of the upright, in the congregation."
Monday 3/30 - Supplication (Psalm 86:1-10)
- What are the things that come to your mind first thing in the morning? What are the concerns and worries that keep you awake at night? How often does your mind run wild with fears about relationships, health, and money? Psalm 86 says, “Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day.” Prayers of supplication allow you to take your needs and leave them with God. Take time to pray, maybe even lifting your hands to God in prayer, trusting him to meet your needs today.
The purpose of Anchor Church Adult Ministries is not to gather a quantity of disciples, but to intentionally develop a quality of discipleship in those our Lord sends to us. Maturing disciples should: Worship Christ, Walk with Christ, and Work for Christ as they progress in the lifelong pursuit of genuine biblical discipleship.