Weekly Reading Plan – March 29-April 5, 2020

DAY 1 – GAL 3.13-26 – PRAY FOR YOUR ENEMIES AND THOSE WHO ANNOY YOU

DAY 2 – JOHN 16:33 AND 2 THESS 3:16 – PRAY FOR PEACE FROM GOD

DAY 3 – PHIL 4:6-9 – PRAY FOR A HELPFUL, HEALTHY, AND HOLY THOUGHT LIFE

DAY 4 – EPHESIANS 2:14-18 – PRAY FOR BELIEVERS’ RADICAL UNITY IN CHRIST

DAY 5 – PROVERBS 14:30 AND PSALM 85:8 – PRAY FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO HAVE PEACE

  1. What are the fruit of the Spirit? What is the opposite of peace? What is the opposite according to Galatians 5:15, 19-21, and verse 25? Does peace in Gal 5:22 deal more with feelings or relationships? 
  2. Which of your relationships are most peaceful? Which are most contentious? Are you acting as a peacemaker in that relationship? How can you? 
  3. Which fruit of the spirit are necessary to enjoy emotional peace and relational peace? What is the connection between the two? 
  4. What did Jesus come to give us in John 16:33? How does Jesus give us peace? Is the peace Jesus offers the absence of trouble? Of stress? Of danger? Then what is it? 
  5. When does Paul want us to have peace? Where does this peace come from? How do we open our hands to receive such a gift? Is it possible to have peace while experiencing negative emotions such as sadness, grief, anger, or fear? How so? 
  6. Phil 4 gives us a formula for entering God’s peace? How can we welcome God’s gift of peace? How can we welcome it internally? How can we apply these words to our relationships and our enemies? How can we focus on the good, noble, pure in the annoying people around us rather than their imperfections? 
  7. What does Phil 4 call God? What do you call God? 
  8. What is the foundation for the peace between Christians in Ephesians 2? Why are we so easily divided? Why do Christians fight so much? How can we embrace the people God has put in our families and our church (both of whom God chose for us)? 
  9. What does God promise in Psalm 85:8? What is the physical result of a peaceful heart? What are the benefits of resting in Jesus’ finished work? What are the benefits of promoting peace with others? 
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