Week 15

Memory Verse: Psalm 74:16

Reading #1: Deuteronomy 10:12-22
Questions: What reason are the Israelites given in verse 14 for fulfilling the requirements in the previous 2 verses? In verse 15, what shocking reality is juxtaposed against God’s rightful possession of the heavens and earth? According to verse 16 what response are the Israelite’s to have to this truth?

Reading #2: 1 Chronicles 29:10-22
Questions: What reason does David give in verse 11 for His benedictory praise to the Lord? In verses 14 and 15, what shocking reality is juxtaposed against God’s rightful possession of the heavens and the earth and everything in them? According to verses 17-18 what response are the Israelite’s to have to this truth?

Reading #3: Psalm 89:1-11
According to verses 1, 2, 5, 8, and 14, which eternal characteristic of God is prominently proclaimed in the heavens that He made and possesses?

Reading #4 Psalm 115
What do you think is meant in verse 16 by the heavens being the Lords but the earth being given to the children of man?

Psalms and Hymns
The Wonder of It All “There’s the wonder of of spring time and harvest, the sky the stars, the sun; But the wonder of wonders that thrills my soul is a wonder that’s only begun.”
In Tenderness He Sought Me “I’m sitting in His presence, the sunshine of His face, while with adoring wonder His blessings I retrace.”

Praying Under the Same Sky
Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, and Luxembourg

Week 14

Memory Verse: Job 31:26-28

Reading #1: Exodus 32
Questions: What reasons do the Israelites (and Aaron) give for their idolatry in verses 1 and 21-25? According to verse 10, why was God intent on consuming the Israelites in His wrath? According to verses 12 and 13, what 2 reasons does Moses give for God to relent from His anger? How did Moses’ attitude change in verses 19 and 20 when he actually saw what was going on? What were the consequences of the Israelites’ idolatry?

Reading #2: Deuteronomy 4:15-40
Questions: In verse 20 and 24, what reasons does Moses give for the Lord’s warnings against idolatry? According to verses 25-27, what will be the consequence of the Israelites idolatry in the land they are going in to possess? According to verses 29-31, how will God use that painful discipline for their good?

Reading #3: Ezekiel 8
Questions: What sequence of abominations does Ezekiel witness in verses 5-6, 10-12, and 14-16? According to verse 18 what will the consequence of Judah’s idolatry be?

Reading #4: Acts 7
Questions: Which sin did God give His people over to in verse 42? How does Stephen’s intercessory prayer in verse 60 echo Moses’s in Exodus 32:11-14 and Christ’s in Luke 23:34?

Psalms and Hymns
At the Cross  “Well might the sun in darkness hide, and shut his glories in, when Christ, the mighty Maker, died for man the creature’s sin”
The Love of God  “The love of God is greater far than tongue or pen can ever tell. It goes beyond the highest star, and reaches to the lowest hell.”

Praying Under the Same Sky
Jamaica, Japan, and Kenya

Week 13

Memory Verse:  Psalm 113:3

Reading #1:  Exodus 17:8-16

Questions:  What do you think it meant to Joshua to have the written memorial of the blotting out of Amalek recited in his ears?  What about this story would inspire Moses to name the alter “The Lord Is My Banner?”

Reading #2:  Psalm 65

Questions: List all the reasons from this Psalm that praise is due to God.  According to verse 8, what awesome thing is happening every sunrise and sunset? 

Reading #3:  Isaiah 38:1-8

Questions:  If you received a message of impending death like Hezekiah did, how would you respond?  How does the sign of the sun turning back add authority to God’s promise of a longer life?  

Reading #4:  Malachi 1

Questions:  What evidence does God give for His love for Israel in verses 2 and 3?  How does God’s rejection of Esau prove His love for Jacob?  What is God asking of the priests in verse 6? Describe their response?  According to verse 11, when and where is God’s name going to be made great?

Psalms and Hymns

Psalm 65B  “Thine awesome signs and wonders fill distant lands with fear.  Thou makes dawn and sunset for joy to shout and cheer.”

Amazing Grace  “When we’ve been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun, we’ve no less days to sing God’s praise than when we first begun.”

Praying Under the Same Sky

Ireland, Israel, Italy