This week we’ll read several short New Testament books. Although small in size, they have some very practical truths that we can learn and apply. As you read through these books discover God’s character and see how he wants you to respond to the truths presented. God’s Word should continually transform us. Renew your mind this week and allow that to transform your thoughts, words, and actions. On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon. Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups.
- Sunday, July 1 – Mark 2:23 – 3:6
- Monday, July 2 – Philemon 1-25
- Tuesday, July 3 – 2 John 1-13
- Wednesday, July 4 – 3 John 1-15
- Thursday, July 5 – James 1:1 – 3:18
- Friday, July 6 – James 4:1 – 5:20
- Saturday, July 7 – Philemon 1-15
List a description and characteristics of each believer.
What was first century slavery like?
What happens to Onesimus while he is gone?
What does Paul appeal to as he urged Philemon to pursue unity with Onesimus?
How can we train ourselves to obey God from love instead of obligation?
How can our love help change the culture?
To whom do you need to show love?
Have you ever seen God take something that aggravates you and use it for good?
What difficult experiences in your life has God used for your good and His glory?
Give an example when you responded in grace to a difficult situation.
How do you see the gospel displayed in the book of Philemon?
How has your identity been transformed by Jesus?
- Sunday, July 8 – Mark 3:7-21
We will make posts on our website and app on Sunday mornings that outline the Bible reading plan for the rest of the week. Or you can view the entire Bible Reading Plan (June – Aug 2018)