Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September 2, 2014

Read:  Genesis 40:23-41:1, Psalm 37:7-8

Describe how you might have felt being Joseph in a prison for two years. Be specific.

According to Psalm 37:7-8, explain what it means to practice patience and wait on the Lord.

How can impatience prevent spiritual growth? How do you need to practice waiting on the Lord?

Monday, September 1, 2014

September 1, 2014

Read:  Genesis 41:1-14, 40:14-23, 39:3-20, Galatians 5:2, 1 Peter 5:6

How many times do you see Joseph practicing patience and trusting the Lord? What was the result?

What might have happened if Joseph was impatient and tried to control things on his own? Be specific.

What does this tell you about spiritual growth and waiting on the Lord? What is God teaching you?

Saturday, August 30, 2014

August 30, 2014

Read:  Ephesians 5:1-2, Romans 11:36-12:1

What is our ultimate purpose in life found in Romans 11:36?

What is our reasonable response in Romans 12:1?

Pray this to God today. Ask Him every day to see your responses to others as your actions of worship to Him. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

August 29, 2014

Read:  Ephesians 5:1-2, Matthew 22:36-40, Galatians 5:14

How did Jesus summarize the whole of biblical law in Matthew 22:36-40?

How did Paul summarize the whole of biblical law in Galatians 5:14?

How do you reconcile these two passages? What do our human relationships teach us about our relationship with God?

Who do you need to learn to love more? Ask God how you can do this today and then let Him do it through you.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

August 28, 2014

Read:  Ephesians 5:1-2, Luke 6:27-36

How does Jesus instruct us to treat even our most difficult relationships?

What does Jesus teach us about human nature in this passage?

How does adjusting expectations help to love even when we don’t feel loved?

Who and what circumstances are coming to mind that you need to apply this passage to in real life?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August 27, 2014

Read:  Ephesians 5:1-2, Romans 5:6-8, Matthew 26:36-46

How did Jesus demonstrate His love in Ephesians 5:1-2?

For whom did Jesus give His love in Romans 5:6-8?

How did Jesus feel about sacrificing His life in Matthew 26:36-46? Why did He do it?

How can the truth of these passages and the 2nd point of the sermon help you love people when they are not loving toward you?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

August 26, 2014

Read:   Ephesians 5:1-2, 1:3-14

How would seeing yourself as a dearly loved child of God help you love others?

Do you feel like a dearly loved child? Why or why not?

Read Ephesians 1:3-14. Meditate on what each person of the trinity has done for you in this passage. Pray this passage in praise to God for being so loved.