Housegroup Themes

8th March: Mardi Gras/Fair Feast: Social Gathering

The Fair Feast is being organised by the MRDF

Ash Wednesday 9th March: Matthew 1-2, Highlighted Passage: Matthew 1:18-25
Thursday 10th March: Matthew 3, Highlighted Passage: 3:1-12
Friday 11th March: Matthew 4, Highlighted Passage: 4:18-25
Saturday 12th March: Matthew 4:1-11
Sunday 13th March: Psalm 32
Monday 14th March: Matthew 5, Highlighted Passage: Matthew 5:1-12
Tuesday 15th March: Matthew 6, Highlighted Passage: 6:5-14

Week 1: God’s People

The Bible is the family history of the Christian church

Housegroup Reading: Matthew 4: 18-25

Wednesday 16th March: Matthew 7, Highlighted Passage: 7:15-23
Thursday 17th March: Matthew 8, Highlighted Passage: 8:23-34
Friday 18th March: Matthew 9, Highlighted Passage: 9:9-17
Saturday 19th March: Matthew 17.1-9
Sunday 20th March: Psalm 121
Monday 21st March: Matthew 10: 1-16
Tuesday 22nd March: Matthew 10:16-42, Highlighted Passage: 10:16-25

Week 2: God’s Provision

The Bible reveals how God who created the world provided his Son, Jesus Christ to redeem it from sin through a new creation.

Housegroup Reading: Matthew 8:23-7

Wednesday 23rd March: Matthew 11, Highlighted Passage: 11:1-19
Thursday 24th March: Matthew 12. 1-21, Highlighted Passage: 12:15-21
Friday 25th March : Matthew 12.22-50, Highlighted Passage: 12: 27-32
Saturday 26th March: Matthew 13, Highlighted Passage: 13:31-33, 44-46
Sunday 27th March: Psalm 95
Monday 28th March: Matthew 14, 22-33
Tuesday 29th March: 15:1-20, Highlighted Passage: 15:1-9

Week 3: God’s Promises

The Bible contains ‘his precious and very great promises’ (2 Peter 1:4) for us to ‘read, mark and inwardly digest’.

Housegroup Reading: Matthew 11: 1-19

Wednesday 30th March: 15.21-38, Highlighted Passage: 15:21-28
Thursday 31st March: Matthew 16, Highlighted Passage: 16: 21-28 Friday 1st April: Matthew 17, Highlighted Passage: 17: 14-20
Saturday 2nd April: Matthew 18, Highlighted Passage: 18:21-35
Sunday 3rd April: Psalm 23
Monday 4th April: Matthew 19, Highlighted Passage: 19:16-26
Tuesday 5th April : Matthew 20, Highlighted Passage: 20:1-16

Week 4: God’s Parables

Through the stories that Jesus told, the Bible allows us to gain insights into his role and our Heavenly future. We can see how our story fits with his.

Housegroup Reading: Matthew 18: 21-35

Wednesday 6th April: Matthew 21, 1-22, Highlighted Passage: 21:1-17
Thursday 7th April: Matthew 21 23-46, Highlighted Passage: 21:33-45
Friday 8th April : Matthew 22, Highlighted Passage: 22:1-14
Saturday 9th April: Matthew 23 Highlighted Passage: 23:29-39
Sunday 10th April: Psalm 130
Monday 11th April: Matthew 24 Highlighted Passage: 24:15-28
Tuesday 12th April: Matthew 24, Highlighted Passage: 24:45-51

Week 5: God’s Purpose

The Bible sets human history in the perspective revealed by Christ’s resurrection, his gathering of God’s people, building of the kingdom and promised return.

Housegroup Reading: Matthew 22: 1-14

Wednesday 13th April: Matthew 25, Highlighted Passage: 25:14-30
Thursday 14th April: Matthew 25, Highlighted Passage: 25:31-46
Friday 15th April: Matthew 26 1-13
Saturday 16th April, Matthew 26 14-27-66
Palm Sunday 17th April Psalm 31 9-16
Monday 18th April: Matthew 26 14-35
Tuesday 19th April: Matthew 26 36-56

Most housegroups stop at this point, and there are lots of other activities going on within the church. The following two ideas are suggested as themes to continue the online discussions (rather than more physical sessions).

Week 6: God’s Power

The Bible points to the power of the Holy Spirit who inspired it and will inspire its readers.

Housegroup Reading: Matthew 25: 31-46

Wednesday 20th April: Matthew 26 57-75
Maundy Thurs 21st April: Matthew 27 1-32
Good Friday 22nd April: Matthew 27 32-56
Holy Saturday 23rd April: Matthew 27 57-66
Easter Sunday 24th April: Matthew 28 1-10
Monday 25th April : Matthew 28 11-15
Tuesday 26th April: Matthew 28 16-20

Week 7: God’s Perspective

The Bible in history, and the bigger picture.

Housegroup Reading: Matthew 28:16-20

Wednesday 27th April: Matthew 2 1-12
Thursday 28th April: Matthew 5 25-34
Friday 29th April: Matthew 13 1-23
Saturday 30th April: Matthew 22 34-40

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