'Bible readings' Tagged Posts

'Bible readings' Tagged Posts

Matthew 28:16-20 for Gospel Groups November 12-18

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Matthew 28:16-20   Is your desire to worship Jesus wherever you are? Is your faith always solid or do you ever doubt? What does Jesus have authority over? Have you experienced God’s power in your life? Because of the power and authority of Jesus, what are we to do? What is a disciple? How do you make a disciple? How are you making disciples here and throughout the world? How…

John 21:1-23 for Gospel Groups November 5-11

Read the passages this week and think about these questions John 21:1-23   Have you ever had to wait for something? Is it easy? Hard? What does John 21:1-14 teach you about man? About Jesus? Do you long to meet with Jesus as Peter did? How has Jesus revealed Himself to you through His power and provision? What has Jesus done to remind you that He is with you and cares for your needs? What does it mean to follow…

John 20:24-29 for Gospel Groups October 29 to November 4

Read the passages this week and think about these questions John 20:24-29   What do you think the disciples told Thomas about Jesus? With whom are you being intentional to talk about Jesus and share truth? Why do you think that Thomas doubts? Why does he have to see? Why not believe the others? Why do people today doubt the resurrection of Jesus? What do verses 26-27 teach us about Jesus? What does it mean to believe? How does Thomas…

John 20:19-23 for Gospel Groups October 22-28

Read the passages this week and think about these questions John 20:19-23 Luke 24:36-43   Why do you think Jesus says, “Peace be with you”? What are some other examples of when Jesus gave His peace? When have you needed the peace of Jesus? How did God’s peace help you? What do you think it means to make disciples? What are some steps a believer can take in order to live as a disciple who is sent by Jesus on…

Luke 24:13-35 for Gospel Groups October 15-21

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Luke 24:13-35   Have you ever faced a time of confusion, distress, or sorrow? Have you ever know Jesus’ presence during a time like this? What else do these verses teach us about Jesus? Is the Old Testament still relevant for believers today? What are some ways the OT points to Jesus? Are you praying that the Holy Spirit would open up the Word of God to you? With whom…

Matthew 27:11-51 for Gospel Groups October 1-7

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Matthew 27:11-51 Mark 15:1-38 Luke 23:1-46 John 18:28 – 19:30   Have you ever been falsely accused of something? How did you respond? Why do you think Jesus remained silent? How did Jesus die and why did He die? Have you ever been so upset and angry that you can’t think clearly? What is the worst injury you have suffered? The time you were in the most pain? Does it…

Matthew 26:36-68 for Gospel Groups September 24-30

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Matthew 26:36-68 Mark 14:32-65 Luke 22:40-54 John 18:2-12   Why is Jesus grieved and deeply distressed (Mt 26:37-38)? Contrast the prayers of Jesus with those of the disciples (James, John, Peter) How would you characterize your prayer life? How often do we fight in the physical realm, not the spiritual? What OT prophecies can you recall that point to a future Messiah for Israel? If false charges were brought against…

John 13:1-15 and Matthew 26:26-30 for Gospel Groups September 17-23

Read the passages this week and think about these questions John 13:1-15 Matthew 26:26-30 Philippians 2:1-11   Why did Jesus wash the disciples’ feet? Is there a difference between serving and being a servant? Do you serve others by doing menial tasks for them? How can you be a servant in your home, church, community, workplace? Why is the Lord’s Supper important? Are you looking forward to and praying for God’s kingdom?

Matthew 21:1-17 for Gospel Groups September 10-16

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Matthew 21:1-17 Mark 11:1-19 Luke 19:29-48   What does knowing Jesus fulfills OT prophecies do to your faith? What is the disciples’ response to Jesus’ request? Are you obedient to what Jesus asks you to do? How did you demonstrate obedience this past week? Do we see people in our city who need a REDEEMER? Why do you think Jesus was upset with what was happening in the temple? Have…

Matthew 26:6-16 for Gospel Groups September 3-9

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Matthew 26:6-16 Mark 14:3-9 John 12:1-11   What do you learn about the various people in the passages? What do you learn about Jesus from the passages? Do you generously give and serve Jesus or are you greedy? How have you worshipped and loved Jesus recently by serving the poor?

Psalm 42 – August 27

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 42 Psalm 43   Have you ever felt dejected, downcast, or a little depressed because life seems unfair? When facing this, what does the psalmist tell himself to do? Feelings are real, but we need to check them with the truth of God’s Word. When feeling discouraged or overwhelmed, what verse has helped you to know that God loves you? Water is essential to live physically. Are you thirsting…

Psalm 141 – August 20

Read the passage this week and think about these questions Psalm 141   How much time have I spent lately calling on the Lord? Do my prayers express a dependency and urgency for God to act in my life? Why should we pray and ask God to guard our mouths? How are others helping you avoid temptation? What is your primary focus in life? Why is this important?  

Psalm 32 – August 13

Read the passages this week and think about these questions. Psalm 32 Psalm 51 2 Samuel 11-12   What type of man/woman is blessed? What are some consequences of sin and guilt? What is the cure for sin and guilt? What does God do with our sin when we confess it? Because God forgives, what should our response to Him be?

Psalm 51 – August 6

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 51 2 Samuel 11:1-12:14 1 John 1:5-10   Compared to David, do you feel you are a great sinner? Compared to God’s Word, are you a great sinner? It is important to acknowledge sin, but why are we so reluctant to confess our sin at times? What words does David use for sin? What does He ask God to do about his sin? After receiving God’s forgiveness, what should…

Psalm 146 – July 30

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 146 Acts 12:1-11 John 9:1-11 Psalm 1 Exodus 22:21-24   What does Psalm 146 exhort us to do? What did the psalmist do with his life and what should we do with our life? Regardless of the situation or circumstance, are you prepared to praise the Lord? How do verses 3-4 in Psalm 146 contrast to verses 1-2? Why can we look to God for help and hope? Are…

Psalm 136 – July 23

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 136 Psalm 135 Deuteronomy 26:1-11   In a quick glance at Psalm 136, what sticks out? Why do you think the psalmist repeats the phrase, “for his steadfast love endures forever”? List 4 ways that you know God loves you. What does giving thanks reveal? Why is it so important? For what can you give thanks? What were the Israelites to remember and give thanks for? How is Psalm…

Psalm 19 – July 16

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 19 Genesis 1 Romans 1:18-25   What can the works of God’s hand (creation) tell us about God Himself? What are synonyms for the Bible, the Word of God? How is the Word of God described and what does it do? What is the Word of God better than? Are you treasuring the Word of God more than wealth and fine food? What are the benefits of reading and…

Psalm 95 – July 9

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 95 John 10:1-18 Exodus 17:1-7 Numbers 20:1-13; 27:12-14 Deuteronomy 32:48-52 Hebrews 3:1-7, 15; 4:3-7   Who should capture our focus, attention, and affections?  What does God want us to do? Why should we worship God?  Are you listening to God’s voice with a “soft” heart? Why is history important? Why is obedience to God important? Use Psalm 95:2-7 as a prayer to God

Psalm 84 – July 2

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 84 Psalm 42   How are you demonstrating a longing for God and His truth? What is different about the God of the Bible as compared to false gods? (84:2) How is God described in Psalm 84? Why can we have confidence in God? Who are the blessed (happy) people? Are you blessed today? Do you desire God’s presence more than anything else? Are you trusting in God today…

Psalm 138 – June 25

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 138 Philippians 1:6; 2:9-11 Psalm 136   What is David’s response to God? Why does David give thanks and sing praises? What can you give thanks and praise for? How has God shown you His lovingkindness and truth? How has God answered your prayers? Why can David walk in confidence? How is God accomplishing His purpose in your life?
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