July 9 - 15

Sunday:

pray and read Colossians 3:15-17

"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 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 3:15-17

1.) What are we told in the beginning of this passage?

2.) In whose name are we to do everything we do?

3.) How good are you at living for the Lord? How can you grow into that?

 

Monday:

pray and read Ephesians 4:14-16

"Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work."

Ephesians 4:14-16

1.) Why does it say we are tossed back and forth by waves?

2.) How can you make sure your studying is fruitful?

3.) How can you grow into being a better Christ follower by studying?

 

Tuesday:

pray and read 2 Timothy 3:16-17

"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."

2 Timothy 3:16-17

1.) What does this passage say about scripture?

2.) What does this passage say scripture is good for?

3.) Can you think of an example when you used scripture to help with a problem you've been having?

 

Wednesday:

pray and read James 1:19

"My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,"

James 1:19

1.) What are we told in this passage?

2.) Can you think of a time when you were quick to anger?

3.) What can you do to learn from situations like these?

 

Thursday:

pray and read Philippians 2:2-4

"then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others."

Philippians 2:2-4

1.) What are we told at the beginning of this passage?

2.) How are we supposed to view others?

3.) Can you think of a time when you put your interests before others? How can you use that situation as a learning opportunity?

 

Friday:

pray and read Ephesians 4:29

"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."

Ephesians 4:29

1.) What are we told in this passage?

2.) Do you intentionally look for opportunities to build people up with your words?

3.) How can you learn to always be looking for opportunities to build people up?

 

Saturday:

pray and read Ephesians 4:25-27

"Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold."

Ephesians 4:25-27

1.) This passage tells us not to let the sun go down while you're angry, do you take this advice?

2.) Is letting go of anger quicker a growth area for you?

3.) What can you do to grow into being less angry?

Brian Otte