Be Renewed – Week Three

Sunday, May 8

Be Renewed with a STEADFAST SPIRIT

Key Passage: Psalm 51:10-12 (NIV)

10Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. 12Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.”

Group Discussion:

  1. Discuss the characteristics of a “pure heart.”
  2. Discuss David’s request to have God “Renew a steadfast spirit” within him. First, what is a “steadfast” sprit? Second, describe one’s life that is motivated by a “steadfast” spirit.
  3. Discuss how having a “steadfast” spirit will help you along the Giving Discipleship Journey.
  4. Describe what “restored joy” looks and feels like.

Personal Reflection:

  1. List some attitudes that will change with you when God creates a pure heart in you.
  2. What emotions might you feel if God removed His presence from you?
  3. Likewise, describe the emotions that you might experience if God overwhelmed you with his presence.
  4. How will a “pure” heart and “renewed joy” help you in making your decision in the Be Renewed initiative?
  5. I pray that God will sustain me to: ___________________________. Fill in the blank.

Getting Ready For The Week:

Monday:
It’s a new week. How will you approach this week with a “pure heart”?
Tuesday:
Think about ways God has recently restored the joy of His salvation to you?
Wednesday:
Think about how taking a step forward on the Giving Discipleship Journey can help to restore the joy of salvation in you?
Thursday:
Pray for your Pastor and church leaders to be restored in the joy of salvation today.
Friday:
Pray for your Pastor and church leaders to Be Renewed today.