Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May 4, 2016

Read:  1 John 1:7b-10, Luke 18:10-14, Romans 5:8-9, Titus 3:4-6, Ephesians 2:8-10

1 John & Luke passages—What is the perspective you are to have? Look at Point #2. How are you doing?

What is the common theme of the Romans, Titus and Ephesians passages? How does this make you feel?

Read 1 John 1:9. Spend some time being honest with God and confessing. When you are finished, read Psalm 103.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

May 3, 2016

Read:  1 John 1:5-7a, 2:3-6, 9-11, John 14:15, 21, Matthew 7:15-27, Galatians 5:22-23

What is the common theme of the 1 John and John passages? Look at Point #1 from the message. How are you doing?

In the Matthew passage, what are the observations and the warnings in the three different illustrations?

Read Galatians 5:22-23. Which of the “fruit” do you struggle the most in displaying? Ask God for His strength today!

Monday, May 2, 2016

May 2, 2016

Read:  1 John 1:5-7, John 3:19-21, 8:12-14, 12:35-36a, 12:46-48, Matthew 5:14-16

What is meant by “God is light”, and how does this relate to Jesus? Quickly list as many attributes of God as you can.

In the John passages, what are some observations regarding light and darkness? Which sticks out most to you? Why?

In Matt. 5:14-16, Jesus calls you a “light”. What are the instructions He gives and the desired result? Pray for this!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

April 30, 2016

Read:  Romans 14:1-15:6

Based on today’s reading, what specifically speaks to your heart? Why?

Given this is a review of the previous weeks’ messages, how has your life and behavior changed?

What does this reveal about your approach to Bible application vs. Bible knowledge? Pray about it

Friday, April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016

Read:  Romans 15:5-6

How did Paul pray for Christians in Rome? In what way was he praying for the spiritually strong?

What does this reveal about the connection between unity and strength? What would weakness look like?

How does your approach to strength and unity need to adjust to God’s approach? Be specific.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

April 28, 2016

Read:  Romans 15:4, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Hebrews 4:12

Why did Paul highlight the Old Testament in Romans 15:4? How does this relate to verse 1?

In what way might immature Christians miss this truth about God’s word? (Hint: no application)

How is this challenging for you? What does this reveal about spiritual weakness? How can you change?

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

April 27, 2016

Read:  Romans 15:1-3, John 13:1-17, 1 Corinthians 11:1, 2 Corinthians 8:9, Ephesians 5:1-2

How was Romans 15:1-3 expressed by Jesus in John 13? What does this reveal about spiritual strength?

In what way does this seem like an oxymoron in today’s world? Give an example.

What specific steps can you take this week to become spiritually stronger? (i.e. time, talent, money, etc.)