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Three parts to each meeting:  
ASAP (Accountability, Scripture, and Prayer)


❏ God-Sighting: For what person or    
    experience in the last week do you want to
    thank God ?

❏ Testimony: Where were you obedient to a
    leading of the Holy Spirit this past week? 

❏ Confession: How did you fail to obey your
    Lord this week?

❏ Commitment: How did you do in fulfilling
    your commitment from last week’s meeting?


Read the assigned passage for the week daily. Choose one verse to focus on and memorize.

Here are the Scriptures for groups that met last week and those meeting this week. Use the same passage until your next meeting.


❏ Week of May 22 - John 14:18-31

I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”

22 Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?”

23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.

25 “All this I have spoken while still with you.    26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

28 “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 29 I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe. 30 I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me, 31 but he comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me.


❏ Week of May 29 - John 15:1-17

 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 17 This is my command: Love each other.


❏ How faithful were you in daily
   Scripture reading?

❏ What stood out to you in this passage?

❏ Which verse did you choose to memorize?
    Why this verse?


❏ How faithful were you to a daily time praying
    through your prayer lists? 

❏ Pray for each other, related to the things  
    shared in the Check-in time.

❏ Focus on one person or situation in the life
    of SCA to pray for together.

Closing Commitment

❏ In what specific way do you want to do
    better in your Christian walk next week?


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Where two or three are gathered in my name
I am there with them.

~Jesus, in Matthew 18:20~


Open to the Holy Spirit and each other
Reaching out through prayer and care
Encouraging each other