Building A Resilient Faith Week 4: Bible Reading And Meditation


Building A Resilient Faith

series overview

Ever wondered the secrets of people who live a life of faith over a long haul? Why do some followers of Jesus have a resilient faith that can withstand the storms of life while others flame out or implode? Join us at Eastside this weekend as we unpack the secrets for building a resilient faith.

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Bible Reading and Meditation

Weekend in review

We look at the Bible, it’s history and how we can read it and apply it to our lives.


Begin with some conversation, checking in on how people are doing. You can talk about whatever you’d like, but here are a few potential questions to get the conversation going.

  • When we think about a resilient faith, how does engaging in scripture reading fit in with that for you and in your stage of life?
  • Has there been a season where you increased or decreased the time you spent reading the Bible? What was the impact on your life? How did you experience that?

Select 5-6 questions from the list below to guide your discussion time.

  • Read Psalms 77:11-12. What three things does Asaph say he will do as he seeks God. Discuss the importance of each and share how well you do those in your life.

  • Read Psalm 62:5. Meditation requires a measure of discipline to sit quietly before God. If we are convinced of the value of meditation, we must prioritize it in order to provide a foundation for discipline. Share you biggest struggle to sitting quietly with God. How can you prioritize it this week?

  • Read  Ezekiel 36:26. How will meditating on scripture 

  • Read  I Corinthians 2:12-13, Ephesians 1:18-19, and Psalm 119:105.  Illumination is letting the Holy Spirit show me the meaning of God’s Word and how to apply it to my life. Have you let the Bible shine a light on your life? Share how it has changed you.
  • Read 2 Timothy 3:16-17 straight through, and then think about what God might be saying in them.

  • Read just verse 16, focusing on the phrase God-breathed. Think about what it means for scripture to be God-breathed. Pause and listen for anything God might want to reveal to you.

  • Read just verse 17, focusing on the phrase “servant of God.” Think about what it means to be a servant of God. Pause and listen for anything God might want to reveal to you.

  • Thank God for His promise to thoroughly equip you for every good work as you engage with Him in His word. Ask Him to help you meditate on His word throughout the day so that Scripture begins to come to mind.
wrap up | prayer

Share prayer requests and spend time praying for each other.