July 23 - 29


Pray and read 1 Timothy 5:8

"Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."

1 Timothy 5:8

1.) What does this passage say about relationships with relatives?

2.) How is your relationship with your family?

3.) What can you do strengthen your relationships with your family?



Pray and read Colossians 3:17

"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."

Colossians 3:17

1.) What does this passage say about our actions?

2.) How can you use this passage to influence your day to day life?

3.) How can you use this passage to influence relationships in your life?



Pray and read Ephesians 5:32-6:3

"This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband." 

"Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”"

Ephesians 5:32 - 6:3

1.) What does this passage say about how the family dynamic should be?

2.) How does your family compare to this example?

3.) What can you and your family do to live up to this example of family?



Pray and read Proverbs 13:24

"Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them."

Proverbs 13:24

1.) What does this passage say about discipline?

2.) What can we learn from this passage about discipline?

3.) How can we apply discipline to our own lives, not just our relationships?



Pray and read Hebrews 10:25

"not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching."

Hebrews 10:25

1.) What does this passage say about being together with the people closest to us?

2.) What are some examples of how you could be present with those you love?

3.) How are you at encouraging those that you love the most?



Pray and read Matthew 5:37

"All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one."

Matthew 5:37

1.) What does this passage say about your answers to things?

2.) Are you capable of letting your “yes” be “yes” and “no” be “no”?

3.) How can you grow in the area of saying what you mean and meaning what you say?



Pray and read 2 Chronicles 16:8-9

"Were not the Cushites and Libyans a mighty army with great numbers of chariots and horsemen? Yet when you relied on the LORD, he delivered them into your hand. 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 16:8-9

1.) What does this passage say about those that are committed?

2.) What does commitment mean to you?

3.) What can you do to be an example of full commitment to your family?

Brian Otte