Category: 2018/19 Weekly Readings

Week 28

Memory Verse:  Acts 2:20,21

Reading #1: Isaiah 24:21-25:9

Questions:  What do you think it means that “the moon will be confounded and the sun ashamed?”  What promises can we look forward to in Isaiah 25:6-9?

Reading #2:  Jeremiah 4:23-28

Questions:  Which other passage in scripture does this one seem to be both echoing and undoing?

Reading #3: Ezekiel 32:1-8 and Micah 3:1-8

Questions:  How does the darkening of the heavenly lights mirror the judgement of Pharaoh, King of Egypt, in Ezekiel 32:7,8?  How does the darkening of the heavenly lights mirror the spiritual condition of God’s people in Micah 3:6-8?

Reading #4: Joel 2:10-32

Questions:  Even though darkening of the heavenly lights means the day of the Lord is coming, what promises are God’s people given in verses 12 and 13 if they would only turn and repent?

Psalms and Hymns:

Jesus is Coming Again:  “Forest and flower exclaim, mountain and meadow the same, all earth and heaven proclaim—Jesus is coming again!”

Praying Under the Same Sky:

Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emerates

Week 27

Memory Verse:  2 Peter 1:19

Reading #1:  Isaiah 59

Questions:  According to verse 2-13 what insurmountable problem are we facing?  according to verses 16-20, what solution did God bring to this problem?

Reading #2:  Malachi 4

Questions:  What 2 things are being promised in verses 1 and 2?

Reading #3:  Luke 1:67-80

Questions:  Which promised event will John be used to usher in?

Reading #4:  Mark 16

Questions:  After the death of Jesus Christ what do some of his followers discover at sunrise the next day?  What job are they given in verses 15 and 16?

Psalms and Hymns:

When the Roll is Called Up Yonder: “On that bright and cloudless morning when the dead in Christ shall rise, and the glory of His resurrection share, when His chosen ones shall gather to their home beyond the skies, and the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.”

Christ Returneth: “It may be at morn, when the day is awaking, when sunlight through darkness and shadow is breaking, that Jesus will come in the fullness of glory to receive from the world “His own.”

Praying Under the Same Sky:

Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey

Week 26

Memory Verse:  Isaiah 49:10

Questions:  Which elements of nature will the Lord protect His people from in the day of salvation?                

Reading #1:  Jonah

Questions:  In Jonah 1:4,15 and 17, which elements of nature does the Lord control?  In Jonah 4:6,7, and 8, which elements of nature does the Lord control? In Jonah 4:1 how does Jonah respond to the Lord’s grace, mercy, patience, and love for Nineveh? Later in verse 9 how does Jonah respond to God causing the sun to wither the plant?

Reading #2:  Mark 4

Questions:  In verse 6, which element of nature is responsible for the withering away of the rootless plant?  According to verse 17 what does the scorching sun represent?  In verses 39 and 40 which element of Nature does Jesus control?

Reading #3:  James 1:1-18

Questions:  According to verses 2-4 and 12 what is the purpose and the result of our trials?  How does that contrast with the one who pursues a life of wealth and ease in verse 11?

Reading #4:  Revelation 16:1-11

Questions:  In verse 8,9 what element of nature does the Lord control?  How do the people respond to God’s power?

Psalms and Hymns:

I know Who Holds Tomorrow “I don’t know about tomorrow, I just live from day to day, I don’t borrow from its sunshine, for its skies may turn to gray.”

Jesus Shall Reign “Jesus shall reign where ‘er the sun does his successive journeys run; His kingdom spread from shore to shore, till moons shall wax and wane no more.”

Praying Under the Same Sky:

Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand