Thursday, September 21

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”

Hebrews 12:28-29

1.) What does this passage say we will be receiving?

2.) How should we worship God?

3.) How often do you worship in times by yourself? Does it make you feel closer to God?

Brian Otte
Wednesday, September 20

"But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs."

1 Timothy 6:6-10

1.) What does this passage say about people who have food and clothing?

2.) What does this passage say about some of those that are over eager for money?

3.) What can you do to be a better steward of your resources?

Brian Otte
Tuesday, September 19

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

Romans 12:1

1.) What are we told to offer up our body as?

2.) What is this sacrifice seen as by God?

3.) Do you take care of your body? What can you do to start treating yourself and your body better?

Brian Otte
Monday, September 18

When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said,“Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!”

John 2:13-16

1.) What does Jesus discover in the temple courts when he goes to Jerusalem?

2.) What does Jesus do when he sees what's going on?

3.) What does this passage mean to you?

Brian Otte
Sunday, September 17

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Ephesians 3:20-21

1.) What does Paul pray for in this passage?

2.) How often are you reminded that God is a big God?

3.) Does that give you strength? Can you use it to strengthen others?

Brian Otte
Saturday, September 16

I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me. However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. 

Acts 20:23-24

1.) How important is it to you to be encouraged? What can people do to encourage you? 

2.) Is there anything you can do to encourage others around you? 

3.) What does it mean to finish the race? Do you seek opportunities to share the gospel?

Brian Otte
Friday, September 15

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

1.) What was Paul’s motive for his behavior?

2.) For what reason did Paul continually discipline himself?

3.) How can you use Paul example to influence your life?

Brian Otte