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Week 3

Memory Verse: John 3:16-19

Reading #1: Genesis 1:3-5

Questions:  Considering the obviously antithetical natures of light and darkness, why do you think Moses makes the point that “God separated the light from the darkness?”  What do you think the source of that light was?  

Reading #2: Matthew 4:12-22

Questions: When Jesus begins His ministry, who or what does He claim to be?  What condition are the people in He is talking to and what does He tell them to do?  Why?

Reading #3: 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1 

Questions:  What examples does Paul use to illustrate the ways believers are to be separate from unbelievers?  What reasons does he give?  What is the ultimate goal of that separation?

Reading #4: 1 Peter 2:1-12

Questions: For what purpose did God call His people out of darkness into light?  What have God’s people received that distinguishes them from all other people?  

Psalms and Hymns

Great Is Thy Faithfulness  “Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest, sun, moon and stars in their courses above join with all nature in manifold witness to Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.”

All Creatures of Our God and King “All creatures of our God and King, lift up your voice and with us sing Alleluia, Alleluia!  Thou burning sun with golden beam, Thou silver moon with softer gleam, O praise Him.”

Praying Under the Same Sky

Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize

Week 2

Memory Verse:  2 Corinthians 4:6

Reading #1Genesis 1:1-3

Questions: What words would you use to describe the kind of power that says “Let there be light,” and there’s light?  Why do you think Paul references that same power in our memory verse, 2 Cor. 4:6?

Reading #2 Psalm 68:32-35

Questions: What does it mean to “ascribe power” to someone?  What kind of description does David give of God, before reminding us that he’s talking about the same God who “gives power and strength to His people?”  How does that description affect the way you think of the power He gives you?

Reading #3John 1:1-18

Questions: If Jesus is the same Word of God that spoke the universe into existence, how does that change the way you view the written Word of God?  What does it say about our condition that even though Jesus made us, we don’t recognize Him as God?  What does our memory verse, 2 Cor. 4:6, say is necessary in order for us to believe Jesus is who He says He is?

Reading #4Hebrews 1:1-12

Questions:  If Genesis 1:1 answers the question, “Where did everything come from,” how does Hebrews 1:3 answer the question, “Who is Jesus?”

Psalms and Hymns

Psalm 68E“To Him that rides on heaven of heavens which He of old did found;  Lo, He sends out His voice, a voice in might that doth abound.”

How Great Thou Art  “O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder consider all the worlds Thy hands have made, I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy power throughout the universe displayed.”

Praying Under the Same Sky

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan

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.”