Monday, July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014

Read:  Genesis 38:1-3, 26:34-35, 27:46-28:1, 33:18-34:25, 2 Corinthians 6:14-18

Why was Judah’s move to a Canaanite town a compromise? (Hint: His experience in Shechem)

Why was Judah’s marriage another compromise? (Hint: Esau) How could Judah have fooled himself?

What does this teach you about your potential to backslide? How is God challenging you?

Saturday, July 26, 2014

July 26, 2014

Read:  Romans 14:11-12

Take time and mediate on today’s reading asking the Lord to help you see the global impact of The Gospel.

Make notes as God shows you how he wants you to see other nations, people groups, and cultures.

Identify one takeaway that God wants you to continue to pray about and apply here in San Clemente.

Friday, July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014

Read:  Psalm 22:8, 86:9, 105:1-2, 117:1-2 – All People Groups Will Worship the Lord.

Why do you think the book of Psalms continually highlights God’s international perspective?

What is the natural tendency for every people group? In what way does this offend God?

What steps will you take to stretch yourself and broaden your exposure to God’s international work?

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?