Tuesday, March 28, 2017

March 28, 2017

Read:  1 John 3:1, Ephesians 3:14-19, Romans 8:28-39 & 5:8 

How do all of these passages relate to confidently living as God’s child, and more specifically, Point #1? 

List some “encouragements” you get from these passages as they relate to present difficulties & future promises. 

What are some obstacles you have to living out Point #1? What is something practical you can do to step into it?

Monday, March 27, 2017

March 27, 2017

Read:  1 John 3:1-3, John 1:10-13, Romans 8:14-17, Ephesians 2:4-10, 1 Peter 2:9-12 

What does it mean, and what are some of the advantages to being God’s child? 

In 1 John 3:1 (& the other passages), what do you think it means that the world does not know us, or him? 

Based on all these passages, what are some “action steps” for you, as God’s child, to live that out?

Saturday, March 25, 2017

March 25, 2017

Read: 1 Corinthians 7:21-24, Genesis 37, 39, 41:1-46 

Describe the primary challenges Joseph had to face. How did he respond to each challenge? 

In what way did this allow him to fulfill God’s calling on his life? How could he have missed it? 

What does this imply about discovering God’s will in your life? How does this encourage you today?

Friday, March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017

Read:  1 Corinthians 7:21-24, Proverbs 3:5-6, Matthew 6:25-34, 1 Cor. 10:31, Colossians 3:17 

Why did the Corinthian Christians struggle with patience? How were they missing God’s calling? 

How can this same struggle happen today? Give an example. How can overthinking the future relate? 

What is the biblical solution? How do you struggle with this? Why? How do you need to apply this truth?

Thursday, March 23, 2017

March 23, 2017

Read: 1 Corinthians 7:21-24, Romans 6:15-18, Ephesians 6:5-9, Gal. 3:27-29, 1 Pet. 1:18-19 

How was Paul adjusting a Corinthian perspective on slavery? What was the spiritual application? 

Why did Paul point them to the cross? In what way would this have been both encouraging and humbling? 

How does this relate to discovering God’s plan in your life? Pray and ask God to adjust your perspective.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March 22, 2017

Read: 1 Corinthians 7:17-20, Acts 15:1-19, 16:1-5, Galatians 2:11-14 

How was circumcision viewed by Roman culture? How would this have put pressure on Jewish Christians? 

How could the same peer pressures have been placed on Gentile Christians? What was Paul’s counsel? Why? 

In what way can this deter from discovering God’s will? How is this a warning to you? Be specific.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March 21, 2017

Read:  1 Corinthians 7:17-19, Romans 2:25-29, Galatians 5:6, 6:14-15, Colossians 2:11-14 

Explain the difference between physical circumcision and spiritual circumcision. Why is this important? 

How do you see this same external versus internal distinction spiritually taking place today? Give an example. 

How can an external motivation relate to pride? In what way will this impact discovering God’s will?