June 4 - 10
Pray and read 2 Chronicles 16:9
"For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war.”"
2 Chronicles 16:9
1.) What are we told in this passage?
2.) How has God given you strength in your life?
3.) What does being fully committed to God look like to you?
Pray and read Ephesians 6:7-8
"Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people, because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free."
1.) How are we told to serve in this passage?
2.) What does this passage say the Lord will do for us?
3.) What good have you done recently?
Pray and read Ephesians 5:1-2
"Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God."
1.) What are we called to do in the beginning of this passage?
2.) At the end of this passage, what example are we told to follow when being sacrificial? 3.) As you've come further in your faith, what are some examples of you growing in being sacrificial?
Pray and read Philippians 2:8-11
"And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
1.) What are we told about Jesus at the beginning of this passage?
2.) What are we told will happen at the sound of the name of Jesus?
3.) How would you defend your belief in God and Jesus if made to do so?
Pray and read Luke 6:37-38
"Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”"
1.) What are we being told in verse 37?
2.) What do you think "measure" is referring to in verse 38?
3.) Have you seen any growth in your generosity as you've grown spiritually?
Pray and read Matthew 6:24
"“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money."
1.) What are we told at the beginning of this passage?
2.) What does this passage say about serving two masters?
3.) How often do you let money take priority in your life over God? How can you grow out of that?
Pray and read Luke 12:32-34
"“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
1.) At the beginning of this passage what are we told about God's kingdom?
2.) At the end of this passage what are we told about where we keep our treasures?
3.) How often do you find yourself getting caught up in wanting all the new stuff and things? What can you do to break that cycle and be better stewards of your money?