Bible Reading

 
 
Daily Bible Reading
 
 

June 04, 2020 Bible Reading & Questions

Romans 8:12-14
12 So, my brothers and sisters, we must not be ruled by our sinful selves. We must not live the way our sinful selves want. 13 If you use your lives to do what your sinful selves want,
you will die spiritually. But if you use the Spirit’s help to stop doing the wrong things
you do with your body, you will have true life. 14 The true children of God are those who
let God’s Spirit lead them.
 
What is your greater battle with your old human nature, your “sinful self”?
 
Specifically, how will you ask God to help you with this struggle?
 
What scripture verse (s) can you find that show you how God can help you through the Holy Spirit?

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June 02, 2020 Bible Reading & Questions

John 12:24-26 ERV
24 It is a fact that a grain of wheat must fall to the ground and die before it can grow and produce much more wheat. If it never dies, it will never be more than a single seed. 25 Whoever loves the life they have now will lose it. But whoever is willing to give up their life in this world will keep it. They will have eternal life. 26 Whoever serves me must follow me. My servants must be with me everywhere I am. My Father will give honor to anyone who serves me.
 
What thing (financial, relational, or personal) has recently died in your life?
 
How can you offer this loss in your life to God and how can He make something new from it?
 
How can focusing on eternal things help ease the loss of temporary earthly things?

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May 30, 2020 Bible Reading & Questions

2 Timothy 3:16-17 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
What does ‘inspired’ mean to you? Since all scripture is inspired by God it’s important that we understand what separates the Bible from other books written about God.

Profitable of course means to ‘generate an outcome that is advantageous’. Usually this means financial, but not always. Sometimes we can profit by gaining knowledge, or friendship, or experience. So knowing that all of scripture can generate an outcome where we gain knowledge or experience or friendship or some other situation that results in our gain helps us see the importance of interacting with that scripture on a regular basis.

What have you gained from scripture that has helped you teach, or correct, or train those around you who depend on you?

If we need scripture to become complete (vs 17) in what ways can you increase your time spent working with scripture towards that completeness? More time reading? A more regular reading schedule? More time spent THINKING about what you’ve read?

Do you have a regular place/routine that you use for reading your Bible?


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May 28, 2020 Bible Reading & Questions

Romans 10:17 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
 
17 So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the message about Christ.
 
Think of all the things each of us heard as children and believed. Santa Claus. Chocolate milk coming from brown cows. A watermelon could grow inside you if you swallowed a watermelon seed. Stepping on a crack could break your mothers back.
 
As children we don’t have a real grasp of how the world works, so it was easy for us to be convinced of things that we now know are impossible.
 
In the same way, when we were newly saved believers we might have believed things that weren’t entirely true, but as we matured we learned to look for truth in the Bible, and to ignore some of the things that our culture claims about God. (Cleanliness is next to Godliness, God won’t give you more than you can handle, when one door closes another opens).
 
Since our faith comes from what is heard about Christ from the Bible, who do you rely on, so you know you’re HEARING things about God?
 
How do you know they are TRUE things that you’re hearing?
 
How can you ensure that the things you say about God are completely true?
 
And finally, what is one passage in scripture that revealed truth to you? If one doesn’t immediately spring to mind where do you think you should start to find something that will reveal truth that can affect your life right NOW in 2020?

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May 26, 2020 Bible Reading & Questions

Joshua 1:8 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
This book of instruction must not depart from your mouth; you are to meditate on it day and night so that you may carefully observe everything written in it. For then you will prosper and succeed in whatever you do.
 
Instruction is another word for ‘teaching’ and a good teacher does much more than just recite and enforce rules. A good teacher provides examples to enhance their lessons, and listens to the questions their students pose.
 
The Bible is meant to be much more than just a list of things to do and things not to do. It is filled with examples of the human race being blessed when they do things God’s way, and finding grace when they stray away from His teachings and do it their own way.
 
God can use this book to enhance and fill in the areas of your life where you are unsure of your faith, or your understanding, or anywhere else you’re struggling. TALK TO HIM.
 
Take your questions to Him in prayer….don’t expect fast and easy answers, but pray with the expectation that He hears you, He knows you, He loves you, and HE WILL ANSWER.
 
What are some examples of times He has answered you?
 
What are some questions you have for Him?

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May 23, 2020 Bible Reading & Questions

 
Has there been a time when you felt overwhelmed by your sin? How did
confessing it to God bring relief?
 
Do you find lesser feelings of remorse over your “little” sins? How do you need to
adjust your thinking about your relationship with God?
 
How can you help others by what you’ve experienced with your own life and
God’s restoration of fellowship?

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May 22, 2020 Bible Reading & Questions

 
Reading through this list, do you find it difficult to give thanks for some of these times in your life?
 
Can you look back at a season that was difficult while you were there and now find ways to give thanks for that season?
 
What season are you in today? Can you find a way to give thanks today, even if itis a difficult season?

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May 19, 2020 Bible Reading & Questions

Psalm 150
Praise the Lord

1 Hallelujah!
Praise God in His sanctuary.
Praise Him in His mighty heavens.
 
2 Praise Him for His powerful acts;
praise Him for His abundant greatness.
 
3 Praise Him with trumpet blast;
praise Him with harp and lyre.
 
4 Praise Him with tambourine and dance;
praise Him with flute and strings.
 
5 Praise Him with resounding cymbals;
praise Him with clashing cymbals.
 
6 Let everything that breathes praise the Lord.
Hallelujah!
 
Do you ever find it difficult to think of things to praise God for?
 
Do you ever find that the only way you praise God is with your words?
 
What can you praise God for right now and how can you praise him today?

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May 16, 2020 Bible Reading & Questions

Ephesians 5:6-14A

Let no one deceive you with empty arguments, for God’s wrath is coming on the disobedient because of these things.[b] Therefore, do not become their partners. For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light— for the fruit of the light[c] results in all goodness, righteousness, and truth— 10 discerning what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Don’t participate in the fruitless works of darkness, but instead expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to mention what is done by them in secret. 13 Everything exposed by the light is made clear, 14 for what makes everything clear is

How has redemption made you a light before others?

 

What areas of “fruitless works of darkness” do you need to expose around you?

In your own life?

 

How has the light of Jesus made choices and decisions more clear in your own daily walk?


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May 14, 2020 Bible Reading & Questions

Hebrews 4:12-16

12 For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart. 13 No creature is hidden from Him, but all things are naked
and exposed to the eyes of Him to whom we must give an account.
14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens—Jesus
the Son of God—let us hold fast to the confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tested in every way as we
are, yet without sin. 16 Therefore let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us at the proper time.
 
How has God used the Word of God to test your faith?
 
How does knowing that Jesus has been test in EVERY way that you will ever be tested give
you encouragement and comfort? Or does it?
 
How can this passage help you when you face testing and trials?

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