June 25 - July 1
Pray and read Ephesians 2:10
"For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
1.) What are we told we are in the beginning of this passage?
2.) What does it say God has prepared for us?
3.) Does the way you see yourself reflect your importance to God? How can you work on having better self-worth?
Pray and read Proverbs 4
"The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding."
1.) What are we told to get in verse 7?
2.) How can you achieve getting wisdom?
3.) What do you think understanding means in this passage?
Pray and read James 1:4-5
"Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you."
1.) What are we told to do if any of us lacks wisdom?
2.) What are we told God does generously?
3.) What is the promise made at the end of this passage?
Pray and read Psalm 139:13-14
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb."
1.) What are we told at the beginning of this passage?
2.) Why does the writer say he praises God?
3.) What purpose do you believe God made you for?
Pray and read 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
"So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."
2 Corinthians 5:16-21
1.) If you don't have the best self-image, how can that affect your relationships with people around you?
2.) What does this passage say about people in Christ?
3.) How can knowing you're a new creation in Christ help with your self-image?
Pray and read Philippians 4:4-9
"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you."
1.) What does this passage say about your gentleness?
2.) What are we told about the peace of God?
3.) How can changing your thoughts help you grow closer to God?
Pray and read Matthew 28:19-20
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”"
1.) What does Jesus say to make of all nations?
2.) How might you be able to make disciples in life?
3.) Where do you want to see God move in your life? What is your part in making this happen?