Thursday, July 24, 2014

July 24, 2014

Read:  Revelation 15:4, Psalm 22:27-28, 47:6-9 - God is The God of All Nations (Jew/Gentiles).

How is God’s plan of redemption primarily for non-Americans? (i.e. U.S. = 5% of world population)

What does this imply about what you will experience in heaven? How does this change your viewpoint?

In what way did God use the PCC and Iglesia El Camino combined Sunday service to speak to you?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014

Read:  Acts 15:1-35 - We will Have to Work Through Cultural Challenges to Minister to Others.

What were the primary challenges taking place between the two Christian groups in today’s reading?

How did culture and traditions create the conflict? What was required in order for them to agree?

How does this relate to pride and humility? In what way can you fall into the same trap? Pray about it now

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

July 22, 2014

Read:  Acts 10:1-28 - Peter And Cornelius (Prejudice Against others w/The Gospel)

Why did Peter struggle with the thought of going to Cornelius’ home? What did God teach him?

What do you find hinders your perspective about other people groups (i.e. politics, values, color, etc.)?

What does God think about your struggle? How can viewing all people as God’s creation help?

Monday, July 21, 2014

July 21, 2014

Read:  Genesis 18:18, Matthew 28:19, Acts 1:8 - God’s Plan of Redemption for All Mankind

How does both PCC & IEC (Iglesia El Camino) demonstrate Gen 18:18?

In what way does Iglesia El Camino (PCC’s Spanish church) demonstrate God’s promise to Abraham?

How does this help your perspective about reaching Hispanics in San Clemente? What steps will you take?

Saturday, July 19, 2014

July 19, 2014

Read:  John 15:18-19, 2 Corinthians 6:4-16

Why did Jesus warn His disciples about future struggles? How might they have misinterpreted them?

In what way do you see this same misinterpretation happening today? Give an example

How can you fall into this trap? Given this truth, how do you see God working in your life? Why?

Friday, July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014

Read:  Genesis 37:5-11, 18-20, Ephesians 6:10-18

How was Jacob in a spiritual battle and not just a personal battle with his brothers? (i.e. truth vs. sin)

In light of Eph 6:10-18, how does this challenge your view of opposition for your faith? Be specific.

What does a lack of spiritual opposition indicate? Take time to pray and ask God to reveal truth about you.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

July 17, 2014

Read:  Genesis 37:5-36

Why did Joseph’s brothers want to kill him? (hint: v.19) How did this relate to God working in his life?

What does this highlight about how growing Christians will encounter a non-Christian mindset today?

In what way can this help I.D. God working in your life? Give an example. What is God teaching you?