Weekly Bible Reading Plan – Sept 13 – 20

The Kings Driving Passion Reading Plan Matt 10.5-15 - SEPT 13-20

Questions to Guide Your Study:

  1. We read Matt 10:5-15 last week about sharing the gospel. So this week, I’ve chosen very short selections of 4 of my favorite verses to encourage you and excite you about encouraging others.
  2. If Jesus spoke Matt 10:5-15 directly to you, how’d you feel? why?
  3. Jesus says, “Freely you received, freely give.” What have you received from God? Who do you know that needs the same? What has God done for you that you could not do for yourself?
  4. Phil 4:13 is an amazing verse. What have you not done, because you do not believe you can do it? What rough situations or challenging commands, do you need Christ to be in you to carry you through?
  5. What part of being a Christian makes you feel incompetent? Do you feel competent to share God’s message? What does 2 Cor 3 say about our competency? When you’re not enough, who is?
  6. When have you felt protected by God? When you want to hide from the world, where do you run? In Ps 32:7, God sings songs like a mother sings lullabies.
  7. How would your life change if you really believed Psalm 62:5-8?

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Weekly Bible Reading Plan – March 29 – April 4

John 20 - Easter Reading Plan Slide

Questions to Guide You:
1. Why do you think Jesus washed his disciples feet?
2. How would you feel if someone washed your feet? How did the disciples feel?
3. What did Jesus want his disciples to learn?
4. What actions can we do to show love that are as scary, radical, and scandalous as “washing feet”?
5. Who discovers that Jesus is missing? Who first sees Jesus? Why do you think Jesus appeared to them first?
6. One disciple stops at the entrance and one enters the tomb, why the difference? Why does the Bible record the details about the grave clothes?
7. How did the disciples feel when Jesus appeared in the locked room?
8. Which disciple are you like? The beloved disciple? Simon Peter? Mary Magdalene? Thomas?
9. Why was the gospel of John written? Did it succeed?

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