Do not forget to plan for the Hangout Night next week and invite your unchurched freinds. 

Church Vision Statement 

We are a biblically rooted church that wants to help you overcome life’s emptiness through a deeper relationship with Christ and a connection to a family who cares.

Ice-Breaker: Read both questions at the same time. 

  • What New Year’s Resolution are you still doing? Is there anything you have quit?

Read: Psalm 1

1Blessed is the person who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, 

Nor stand in the path of sinners, 

Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!

2But his delight is in the Law of the LORD, 

And on His Law he meditates day and night.

3He will be like a tree planted by streams of water, 

Which yields its fruit in its season, 

And its leaf does not wither; 

And in whatever he does, he prospers.

4The wicked are not so, 

But they are like chaff which the wind blows away.

5Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, 

Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

6For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, 

But the way of the wicked will perish.

Week Review: What was your Plus One last week about prayer?

Transformation Questions:

  • What is your plus one? Do you have a couple of plus ones?
    • Prayer meeting, fasting, reaching out to the lost, creating a personal devotion time.
  • How have you acted on your plus one?
  • In Psalm 1, what actions come with the promise of blessing?
  • What does it mean to delight in the law? 
  • Do you think that you delight in the law?
  • Do you think the way you interact with the Word of God would prove that you delight in the law?
  • What does it mean to meditate on the law day and night?
    • I think this means to have the Word of God hidden in your heart from being in it all the time, as well as having parts of it memorized.
  • What are practical ways you can meditate on the law?
    • Some ideas: journaling, scripture memory, bringing up the Word of God in daily conversation, reading books talking about the Word, listening to sermons, committing songs to memory that teach the Word (Bob Kauflin calls worship music portable theology, so be sure you are listening to good, sound Christian music), and a lot of other ways.
  • We’re told to avoid listening to the council of the wicked, standing in the path of sinners, and sitting in the seat of scoffers from Psalm 1. Practically speaking, how can you avoid these actions?
    • What are ways we listen to the council of the wicked?
      • This could be taking counsel from someone whose life is always disheveled by sin and is continuously giving you life advice. 
      • Also, with teachers/television personalities who are false, but you continue to listen to them because you like them. Even if you do not agree, they will eventually infiltrate your thoughts.  
    • What are the ways we stand in the path of sinners, or in what ways do we stand with sinners?
      • This would be taking a position with a person you knew meant to do harm to others and/or the will of God.
    • What are ways that we sit in the seat of scoffers/mockers?
      • For most of us, it is the media we consume through podcasts, Netflix, or social media. Try to press in and get people to give examples. Specific is always better.