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Week 31

Memory Verse:  Isaiah 65:17

“For behold, I create a new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.”

Reading #1:  Revelation 1:9-27, 6

Questions:  In chapter 1 what, or rather who, does John see Jesus standing in the midst of?  What are the seven stars in Jesus’ right hand?  In chapter 6 what response do the people on the earth have to the what’s going on in the sky?  How would John’s earlier vision of Jesus in chapter 1 be of great comfort to the church during this time?

Reading #2:  Revelation 8, 10

Questions:  How would John’s earlier vision of Jesus in chapter 1 be of great comfort to the church during this time?

Reading #3:  Revelation 12, 14:6-13

Questions:  How would John’s earlier vision of Jesus in chapter 1 be of great comfort to the church during this time?

Reading #4:  Revelation 21-22

Questions: How are the first and last chapters of Revelation of great comfort to you in light of all the judgements revealed in the chapters in between?

Psalms and Hymns

Children of the Heavenly Father “Children of the heavenly Father safely in His bosom gather.  Nestling bird nor star in Heaven, such a refuge ne’er was given.”

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Week 30

Memory Verse: Romans 13:12

“The night is far gone; the day is at hand.  So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.”

Questions:  What are works of darkness and how can light be an armor against them?

Reading #1: Acts 9:1-19

Questions: What stops Saul in his tracks?  What physical affect does the light have on Saul?  In verses 17 and 18 how is his condition resolved?

Reading #2: Acts 22:1-21

Questions:  Describe the works of darkness Saul was engaged in.  Why do you think he includes them in his defense?

Reading #3: Acts 26:12-32

Questions:  According to verses 16-18, what does Jesus say is the purpose of His appearing to Paul?  According to verses 22 and 23 what message were Paul and Moses and the prophets testifying to?  What did they say Jesus would come and indeed came proclaiming?

Reading #4: Ephesians 4:17-5:21

Questions:  According to verses 17-19 what is the condition of the unbeliever’s mind, heart and body?  How does this compare to the description in verses 20-32 of the one who has been taught and learned the truth in Jesus?  Describe what it looks like in Ephesians 5:1-21 to walk as children of the light?

Psalms and Hymns:

Abide With Me:  “Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;  shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies:  Heaven’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee: In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.”

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Week 29

Memory Verse:  Isaiah 60:19,20

Reading #1:  Matthew 17:1-13

Questions:  What did the 3 disciples see in verse 8?  What didn’t they see?

Reading #2:  John 8:12-20

Questions:  What objections do the Pharisees raise against the claims of Jesus being the light?  How does Jesus answer those claims?  How does the physical property of light bear witness to itself?

Reading #3:   John 12:44-50

Questions:  It’s interesting that Jesus is said to have “cried out” the words in this passage.  What is it about His message here is so requiring of the immediate and full attention of His listeners?

Reading #4:  1 John 1:1-10

Questions:  Identify the 7 sensory references in verses 1-3.  Now, isn’t it interesting that in verse 5, John is proclaiming what he has heard, that God is light?  How does this statement point to the illuminating power of the word of God?

Psalms and Hymns:  

I Am Bound for The Promised Land:  All over those wide extended plains shines one sternal day; there God the Son forever reigns and scatters night away.”

Praying Under the Same Sky:

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