Readings, March 30th to April 19 , 2020 We are now fully engaged in social distancing, quarantine & virtual church. But as Christians we are ultimately more concerned with spiritual health. A key to spiritual health is daily Bible reading & prayer! 30. Mon, Jude 24-25. What do we learn about God from this beautiful doxology? How does God’s power to keep us from falling & to present us to Himself faultless give you comfort? 31. Tues, Rev 12:7-12. Remember that Revelation contains symbols that describe real events & realities. What do these verses tell us about our situation here on earth? April 1. Wed, Ps 22:19-22. What is David’s response to his suffering? What did he discover? What rescues have you experienced from God? 2. Thur, Isa 40:1-5. Israel has suffered for her sin. What comfort is God offering? Whose coming is Isaiah foretelling? 3. Fri, Mt 26:6-13. What was the woman expressing by pouring out her expensive perfume? Why did the disciples object? What feelings lay behind their objection? 4. Sat, Mk 10:46-52. What did the blind man ask for from Jesus? What did the blind man want? What did he recognize? How can faith heal someone? How can/does faith heal you? 5. Sun, Palm Sunday! Lk 19:28-40. What was the mood of the people as they went to Jerusalem? What did they see in Jesus that caused them to praise Him? How were they right? ...wrong? 6. Mon, Mt 26:6-13. How did Jesus respond to the disciples? What giving takes priority over everything else? 7. Tues, Phil 2:1-4. What people should fulfill all the “if’s” of verse 1? Why should we have these qualities? What would then give God great joy? How do each of these actions fulfill love for others? 8. Wed, Phil 2:5-8. How did the Son of God demonstrate true humility? What did He give up before reaching the cross? 9. Thur, Mk 14:32-42. Imagine that you face a choice where obeying God would mean great suffering. What would you pray for? What would you do? How might Jesus help you? 10. Good Friday! Rev 1:4-8. Why are grace & peace utterly necessary for us in our eternal God? What assurance do we discover as we face the return of Christ? 11. Sat, Isa 40:6-11. What comfort do you find in these verses when things are hard? What picture dramatizes God’s love for us? What difference does God’s power make in your life? 12. Sun, Easter! Phil 2:9-11. Who is this Jesus who lived among us & died for us? How can we know? How do you confess that Jesus is Lord in your life? 13. Mon, Rev 5:6-10. Why is the slain Lamb exalted as being the only One worthy to open the scroll? What is the Lamb’s motive? How should we look at ourselves & all believers? 14. Tues, Ps 22:22-28. What does David commit himself to doing as a result of the Lord’s delivering him? 15. Wed, Jn 11:17-27. How did Martha demonstrate her faith in Jesus? How did who she believed Jesus to be line up with what she believed Jesus could do? How well do these line up for you? 16. Thur, Rev 1:9-16. Under what conditions did John receive this vision from God? John is describing One who is beyond the power of words to describe. What qualities does He have? 17. Fri, Isa 65:17-19. What hope does what the Lord says here plant in your heart? What response does God create in our hearts when we trust this promise? 18. Sat, Jn 11:28-37. How does Mary show her her faith? Jesus’ quiet weeping contrasted with the other people’s wailing. Why did Jesus weep & not wail? Do you weep for the impact of sin on people? 19. Sun, Rev 1:17-20. What is conveyed by God touching John without him dying? What does His message mean for the church?