Readings, May 11th to 31st, 2020 We continue in relative physical isolation from each other, but we are no less the Body of Christ than at any other time! As a body, let’s stay connected with our Head as we continue the habit of reading His Word.
11. Mon, Jn 2:1-11. What do you find surprising about this miracle? What does this tell us about God’s love for people, for us? 12. Tues, Eph 2:6-10. What is God going to do with us in eternity? How is all that we have grace? What changes can you see in your life that God has brought about? 13. Wed, Heb 11:1-3. How do these verses define faith? Why do you believe what you believe? How/why did you conclude that God made the universe out of nothing? 14. Thur, 2 P 1:5-11. What reason is Peter referring to in verse 5? How can God’s promises to us motivate obedience in us? How does the pursuit of character make our call & election sure? 15, Fri, Ex2:1-10. What subterfuge does Mose’s mother use to save him? How is this ironic (see 1:22)? What was the result? 16. Sat, 1 Sam 17:1-11. What were the Israelites afraid of when confronted by Goliath? Why is Saul’s fear & terror mentioned? What were their eyes on? What did they forget? 17. Sun, Lk 17:1-5. What might we do that would cause other people to sin? What should our response be to those temptations? How should we respond when someone sins against us? 18. Mon, Ge 6:9-22. How did Noah differ from most of the people of his time? Why did God decide to judge the earth? What was God doing through Noah? Why? 19. Tues, Ge 7:11-23. How did God judge the earth? What does this tell us about God’s character? 20. Wed, Heb 11:4-7. What part did faith in Abel's offering? How does he still speak? What example do you give? What do we learn about faith here? What motivation does this faith have? 21. Thur, Phil 2:12-18. What impact do Christ’s sacrifices (5-11) have on you? How may we shine out like stars in the universe (list)? 22, Fri, Ps 49:12-20. What is the Psalmist teaching us about life. Since this is true (life is fleeting), what must we do during our earthly lives? What certain hope do we have in the face of death? 23. Sat, 1 Sam 17:20-31. What challenge faced Saul & Israel? How did Saul respond? How did Israel respond? How did David react to Goliath? 24. Sun, Lk 17:5-10. When does faith have the power to uproot a tree & plant it in the sea? What does a servant’s work (our work) have to do with the power of faith? 25. Mon, Ge 13:14-18. How does God’s promise here expand on the promise God gave to Abram in Ge 12:1-3? How do these promises involve us? 26. Tues,Ps 11. Do you sometimes feel that the brash or subtle tides of evil cannot be resisted? What does the Psalmist urge us to do then? Can what the Lord loves ever be destroyed? 27. Wed, Heb 11:8-12. How should our lives resemble Abraham’s life? Are you looking forward to a better city--God’s city? What was Abraham’s faith based on? 28. Thur, Ro 12:3-8. Why is appropriate humility necessary for proper involvement in the local church? How are you functioning (aside from the pandemic!) in the local church? 29. Fri, Mt 6:19-24. How do we store treasure in heaven? How can our eyes let in the light? How can we know whom we serve? 30. Sat, 1 Sam 17:32-54. What is it that Saul trusts in? What does David trust? What did the results prove? 31. Sun, Phil 3:4b-11. Why could Paul be confident in the flesh? Why did he consider these things to be rubbish? What were they good for? What truly valuable thing did Paul have to hold on to?