Scripture, Part Two


1. Read Mark 4:9, Mark 4:24-25 NLT, and Proverbs 2:1-6. We may have a desire for God's Word, but we lack devotion to it. Which of these, desire or devotion, is God inviting you to lean into this week?

2. If you have a heart to hear from God, here are four ways to engage His Word:

  • Engage God’s Word from a Jesus-focused perspective. Read John 1:1 and Luke 24:27,31-32. How does this challenge or inspire you to engage differently?

  • Engage God’s Word as a disciple. Read 1 Samuel 3:2,7,9, Hebrews 4:12, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, and Acts 2:37. Scripture is not information; it's transformation.
    • How are you allowing God’s Word to teach, rebuke, correct, or train you?
    • When was the last time you were cut to the heart in Scripture or through a weekend message?

  • Engage God’s Word with Him. Read John 5:39-40, John 14:26, Luke 10:39-40, and Matthew 7:22-23. What do you need to change in order to stop reading the Bible and start meeting with God?

  • Engage God’s Word with a plan. Read Proverbs 8:34, 1 John 4:16.
    • If you are training, what will you need to rearrange in your life to implement this week’s practice plan?
    • What is the Holy Spirit saying to you about engaging God’s Word as you believe that God is love, you are loved, and everything He says is loving?


Read Psalm 119 and engage with the Valley Creek Reading Plan 5 times this week in a different way.


Read Acts 2:37 together, then pray that over the Valley Creek family.