Weekly Bible Reading Plan – February 21-28

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.

February 21-28

FOR THE KING – Dance with Me? (Part 3)

How can we possibly do what you ask? (Material Reservation)

Day 1

Matthew 14:13-21

 

Day 2

Deut 8:1-18

 

Day 3

John 6:25-40

 

Day 4

Isaiah 55:1-3

 

Day 5

Isaiah 58:1-12

1 John 3:16-18

 

Questions to Guide You:

  • The feeding of the 5000 is the only miracle to appear in all 4 gospels. Why do you think that is? What does it show us about Jesus that no picture would be complete without it?
  • Why do you think Jesus so often retreats to a solitary place? What example does his behavior set for us?
  • How does Jesus respond to having his “vacation” or “retreat” interrupted by others’ needs? How would you respond? How do the disciples respond?
  • How do the disciples respond to Jesus’ command to feed the people? Why do they respond such? What are they worried about or tired of? Ever felt that way?
  • In the OT, God also miraculously fed a crowd in “a remote place.” What was the purpose of the manna (beyond keeping the people alive)? How did the manna teach the people about “God’s Word”?
  • What danger does Deut 8 warn us about? How do we fight this temptation and danger these days without manna?
  • How does Jesus compare himself to Manna in John 6? What do you think he means? How is he better than manna and more confirming?
  • Isaiah 55 is a beautiful invitation. In poetic language it describes our attempts to satisfy our hearts with things will not work. What will satisfy us?
  • How does Jesus feeding the 5000 embody the “fast” God requested in Isaiah 58? How is Jesus doing what God has asked for?
  • How is it that Jesus did what God asked regarding the hungry, and how are our excuses just like disciple’s reservations? How do we try to dissuade Jesus from his requests when we feel inadequate or under resourced or it would be too expensive? Given how Jesus responded to the disciples, how do you think he’d respond to us?

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