Friday, April 18, 2014

April 18, 2014

Read:  John 15:5, 2 Corinthians 5:17, 1 Peter 2:1-3, 2 Peter 1:5-11

What is the sign of growth for a Christian who is walking with the Lord as it relates to sin?

How can this get misunderstood in light of God’s forgiveness and grace? What does cyclical sin reveal?

Describe a cyclical sin you are wrestling with. What growth steps will you bring before the Lord?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

April 17, 2014

Read:  Genesis 27:19-35, 29:15-30

Why did Jacob work for Laban for seven years? How did it turn out? Explain the irony that took place.

What lessons do you think God taught Jacob? Why? How would it have helped his walk with God?

What ‘Jacob lessons’ have you experienced? What did it teach you? How has it helped your walk with the Lord?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014

Read:  Philippians 2:5-16, Luke 18:9-14

Why is it important for Christians to have the same attitude as Jesus? What is the opposite attitude?

In what way will monitoring your “attitude” be countercultural? Give an example.

How can ungodly attitudes be rationalized? (i.e. Luke 18:9-14) What do you need to stop rationalizing?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April 15, 2014

Read:  Galatians 5:16-24, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, Ephesians 4:22-25

List the “attitudes” described in today’s reading. What is the difference between an attitude and a behavior?

Why is it important to pay attention to our attitude? What can happen if we don’t?

What ungodly attitude is currently evident in your life? What will you do? (Hint: regroup with God)

Monday, April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014

Read:  Genesis 25:29-34, 28:10-29:12

Describe Jacob’s attitude when arriving at Haran. How does this differ from his previous attitude?

What happened in Jacob’s life that could explain the change? What does this tell you about the Lord?

How have you experienced this truth? What does your attitude reveal about your walk with the Lord?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

April 12, 2014

Read:  Genesis 28:18-19, Exodus 40:8-16, 1 Samuel 10:1, James 5:13-14

What does anointing with oil represent in the bible? Why did Jacob anoint the stone with oil?

Why was this an important step for Jacob to take? (i.e. consecrating things in his life)

How does this apply to Christians living today? What have you figuratively anointed with oil in your life?

Friday, April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014

Read:  Genesis 28:20-22, 14:17-20, Leviticus 27:30-34, 2 Corinthians 9:7-13, Mark 12:41-44

What did it mean to tithe in the Old Testament? How was it supposed to reflect a devotion to God?

How is the principle of tithing redefined in the New Testament? How can this get minimized today?

How does your tithing (giving) reflect devotion to God? What adjustment is God challenging you to make?