Scripture Readings for January 6th to 26th, 2020 A new year, a new beginning--opportunities we have never had before! New challenges to face & overcome as we turn to God & depend on Him! New steps to take by faith, to grow more like Christ in character. Best of all--to grow in knowing & loving God! Jan. 6 Mon, 2 Cor 5:11-15. “All died”--Christ’s death was for all, so all have the opportunity to die to sin. What is Paul’s dominant motivation? What change does God desire in those who follow Him?
Jan. 7 Tues, Gal 3:26-29. What wonderful reality is described here? Who is this reality for? How do you feel, knowing God has made you His heir?
Jan. 8 Wed, Jn 17:1-5. How did Jesus bring glory to God? What work has God given you to do in this life? Spend some time asking God to clarify His will for you; then listen to His voice.
Jan. 9 Thurs, Ps 131. What attitude does the Psalmist express here? How does the picture of a weaned child illuminate his relationship with God? How can you cultivate this kind of relationship with God?
Jan. 10 Fri, Mt 11:28-30. Do you ever feel the need for a lighter burden to carry? List several ways that Jesus carries your burdens.
Jan. 11 Sat, Jn 13:31-35. Jesus is preparing the disciples for His death. How does “Love one another!” help us face difficult times?
Jan. 12 Sun, Ps 122. Why does the Psalmist rejoice at the invitation to worship the Lord? How do you feel about going to worship with other Christians? List reasons why worshipping God is a time for joy.
Jan. 13 Mon, Ex 3:1-10. How did the Lord respond to the suffering of the Israelites? What was the Lord going to do about their situation? What is the attitude of the Lord toward those who suffer now?
Jan. 14 Tues, Ex 3:11-15. What was Moses’ response to the Lord? Why was he so reluctant? Do you ever feel inadequate? How did God answer Moses? How does God answer you?
Jan. 15 Wed, Pr 1:1-7. Who benefits from obtaining wisdom? Where is the starting point of wisdom? Why is fearing the Lord so important?
Jan. 16 Thurs, Gal 4:1-7. How is being under the law like having to obey a guardian? What changed all that? How does being a son (an heir) impact your view of the Father?
Jan. 17 Fri, Mat 5:1-6. What qualities does God build & bless in those who are in His Kingdom? How are these qualities related to each other?
Jan. 18 Sat, Mt 5:7-12. When do you have an opportunity to be merciful? How do you promote purity in your life? How do you make peace? Have you ever suffered because you know Jesus?
Jan. 19 Sun, Isa 6:1-7. Imagine Isaiah’s surprise having this vision! When have you felt sinful & unclean? How did you react?
Jan. 20 Mon, Isa 6:8-13. What kind of task did God have for Isaiah? Has following Jesus ever been as di7icult as taking on Isaiah’s ministry? What keeps God’s people going?
Jan. 21 Tues, 1 Jn 2:28-29. What motivation does verse supply for our obeying Christ? How do you feel about facing Jesus?
Jan. 22 Wed, Lk 10:25-28. What must you do to inherit eternal life? Have you done so? What are you going to do now?
Jan. 23 Thurs, Lk 10:29-37. How far are we to go in loving our neighbor? What resources are you investing in helping others?
Jan. 24 Fri, 1 Jn 3:1-3. How has God lavished His love on us? What promise does He make here? What response should we have?
Jan. 25 Sat, 2 Cor 4:1-6. How does Paul describe the Gospel? How has the shining light changed you?
Jan. 26 Sun, 2 Cor 4:7-12. What treasure do we possess? What weaknesses do these jars of clay have (see the examples)? What do these cracks represent in our lives?