Week 1

Memory Verse: Hebrews 11:3 

Reading #1: Genesis 1:1,2

Questions:  What important question does the first sentence in the Bible answer for us?  How would the way you answer that question affect the way you live?  What other questions do the next 2 sentences leave you asking?

Reading #2: Acts 17:16-34

Questions:  What strange teaching did Paul introduce to the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers that left them wanting to hear more?  What is the first truth Paul wants to establish with the men of Athens?  In light of these 2 important truths—that God made them and that Jesus died for them, rose again, and is coming again—what does “God command all people everywhere” to do?

Reading #3: Colossians 1:15-21

Questions:  What role does Jesus Christ play in creation?  What role does He play in the church?  What role does He play in our death?  What role does He play in the Godhead?  What role does He play in salvation? How does Christ’s preeminence in all things enable you to “continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel?

Reading #4: 2 Peter 3

Questions:  What kind of people is Peter warning us will come in the last days and  what kind of people does he want us to be?  What facts are scoffers deliberately overlooking and what is the root of their scoffing?  What fact does Peter not want us to overlook and how should it affect the way we live?  What does Peter warn us not to be carried away by and what does he want us to grow in?  

Psalms and Hymns:

Holy, Holy, Holy  “Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!  All Thy works shall praise Thy name, in earth, and sky, and sea”

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee  “All Thy works with joy surround Thee, Earth and heaven reflect Thy rays, Stars and angels sing around Thee, center of unbroken praise.”

2 thoughts on “Week 1

  1. Thank you for including me in your study of the wonderful truth of God being the Creator. I look forward to reading the scriptures and thinking about the answers to the questions. Love to each of you, Paula

    1. Sooo good to hear from you! I hope you enjoy tomorrow’s post—the devo’s are a little less labor intensive than the weekly readings. Knowing you’re a fellow hymn lover I should also point out that the hymn titles at the bottom of the posts are links to Youtube performances for your enjoyment 🙂

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