Weekly Bible Reading Plan – April 17-24 – Matthew 16

The center column holds the main text for each day, while the right column includes secondary texts.

Basic Tips:1.) Use a translation you can understand. If new to the Bible, try the NIrV or The Message, which are both available online. 2.) Use a kids Bible with kids. 3.) Keep a pencil and notebook around to write down questions, observations, and conclusions. 4.) Have fun. Use your imagination and your brain.


April 17-24

FOR THE KING – The FIVE Non-Negotiables

Sola Gratia – Only Christ

Day 1

Matt 16

Eph 2:8-9

Day 2

Acts 4:1-22

Acts 4:12

Day 3

1 Tim 2:1-6


Day 4

John 3:16-18

John 3:31-36

Day 5

Luke 10:16

John 14:6

Questions to Guide You:

This week, we study “Sola Christus – Only Christ,” which says Jesus is the only mediator between God and humanity.

  • We’re going to read all of Matt 16 this week, some of which is easier to understand than others. Just focus on what you can understand, especially Peter’s conversation with Jesus.
  • Jesus has already talked about “the sign of Jonah” in Matt 12:38-41 to reference his death and resurrection as the sign. How is the resurrection the sign to end all signs? Who else has been resurrected?
  • Acts 4 is one of my favorite stories. What do you think of the Apostles? Why are they so bold? Why do they feel compelled to say something so exclusive, “Jesus is the only name…”? What do you think they mean by that statement?
  • Doesn’t God love all people? 1 Tim 2:1-6 assures us that God wants “all people to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth,” but there is still only 1 God and 1 Mediator (Jesus). How do those statements fit together? How is the statement designed to motivate our mission to all people, and not just some people?
  • John 3:16 is the most famous, but all of John 3 is important. What does Jesus tell us about those who reject him? What does it mean to “believe in him” or “not believe in him”?
  • According to Luke and John, why disbelieving in Jesus the same as rejecting God? Why is a rejection of Jesus and wishing for a different God, tantamount to rejecting the only God that exists?


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