Weekly Bible Reading Plan – July 5 – July 12

Matt 5.38-48 Reading Slide - The Kings Speech (part 3)

 Questions to Guide You:

  1. If you took these words as seriously as possible what would it look like? What would it require to live like this?
  2. When you read these commands/invitations what do they make you feel? Do you naturally want to do them, or do you find yourself looking for exceptions, objections, and loopholes? Why do you think that is?
  3. What exceptions does Jesus list? What do you make of this?
  4. Who are your enemies? Name them so you can pray for them.
  5. What situations are you experiencing right now, where you can choose to seek reconciliation rather than retaliation?
  6. Do you give money like Jesus says? If not, why not? If so, what gives you the freedom to give generously?
  7. Why do you think Jesus wants us to give to “everyone who asks?” What benefit do they gain? What benefit do I gain?
  8. How is obeying these commands an extreme test of faith? Is it possible to live like this if Jesus is not the Savior Lord that saved us from Hell, promises Heaven, and gives the Holy Spirit?

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Weekly Bible Reading Plan – June 21 – June 28

Matt 5.17-37A Reading Slide - The Kings Speech (part 2A)

 Questions to Guide You:

  1. What does Jesus say about the Law and commands of God? What do you think he means?
  2. How does Jesus quote and interpret the Ten Commandments (Deut 5)? Does he make them easier or harder? Does this surprise you? Why do you think God gave us the 10 Commandments?
  3. Of the Jesus’ commands, which one is the most personal to you? How does it make you feel? How do you think it made the original audience feel? Why does Jesus say them even if the commands make us uncomfortable? How are these verses Good News?
  4. What does the author of Psalm 119 think about God’s Word? Why does he love it? What does he do with it?
  5. How are you like or different from the author of Ps 119? How do you feel about the Word of God? What would your life look like if you felt like the author of Ps 119 does?
  6. How can you learn to love God’s Word and trust it’s instructions more this week? What sins do you need to confess and start to battle?

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Weekly Bible Reading Plan – June 14-21

Matt 5.1-18 Reading Slide - The Kings Speech (part 1)

 Questions to Guide You:

  1. What does it mean to be “blessed”? Who do you consider blessed? What are some blessings you pray for?
  2. Who does Jesus call blessed? Why do you think he calls these people blessed?
  3. How does Jesus’ “blessed” redefine the world “blessed?”
  4. In Luke 4, Jesus uses Isaiah 61:1-3, as his mission statement, how does he accomplish this in Matt 5?
  5. Where do you see the fruit of the Spirit around you? Who do you see producing the most?
  6. What do you think it means to “lead a quiet life” (1 Thess 4:9-12)? Why does he want us to lead such a life?
  7. When Jesus calls us Salt and Light, what do you think he means? What is Light good for? Salt? How is light and salt both a good thing and bad thing sometimes?
  8. Paul in 2 Cor 2:14-17, describes us as “aroma” that is pleasing to some and abhorrent to others. Why so?

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