Week 11

Memory Verse: Revelation 21:22,23

Reading #1: Genesis 15:7-20

Questions: What might be the significance of the “smoking fire pot and a flaming torch” passing between the animal halves?  What does the Lord promise the still-slumbering Abraham?

Reading #2: Exodus 12:1-28

Questions: What purpose did the blood of the lamb serve?  According to verse 11, in what manner were the Israelites to eat the Passover meal?  According to verse 23 what was the Lord going to do to the Egyptians? What were the Israelites to do when they entered the land promised to Abraham?

Reading #3: 1 Peter 1:12-25

Questions: Instead of being dressed for action like the Israelites, how does Peter encourage us to be prepared in verse 12?  According to verses 18-21, with what knowledge should we prepare our minds?  What does it do to your own mind to think that the plan of Christ, the Passover lamb, was put in place “before the foundation of the world?”

Reading #4: Revelation 5

Questions: Backing up to chapter 4, verses 9-11, what is the response of “the four living creatures and twenty four elders” to the Lamb, by who’s will all things were created and continue to exist? In verse 13, what is the response of every creature in heaven and on earth?  What is your response when you read a passage like this?

Psalms and Hymns

Beneath the Cross of Jesus “I take, O cross, thy shadow for my abiding place; I ask no other sunshine than the sunshine of your face.

Near the Cross “Near the cross, a trembling soul, lover and mercy found me; There the Bright and Morning Star sheds its beams around me.”

Praying Under the Same Sky

Guyana, Hong Kong, Hungary

Week 9

Memory Verse: Hebrews 11:12

Reading #1: Genesis 15:1-6

Questions: What is Abraham’s complaint and whose fault does He say it is?  What impossible task does God assign to Abraham?  What impossible promise does God make to the childless old man?  What impossible thing was Abraham able to do that was then counted to him as righteousness?

Reading #2: Deuteronomy 1:9-18

Questions: How has God’s promise to Abraham been fulfilled?  What difficulty is Moses now facing?

Reading #3: Deuteronomy 28:58-63

Questions: What is the purpose behind “being careful to do all the words of the law?” What will the consequence be for their disobedience?  What emotional attribute does God claim in multiplying the Israelites like the stars of heaven?  What emotional attribute does God claim in reducing their number?  How does that make you feel?

Reading #4: 1 Chronicles 27:23,24

Questions: Why didn’t King David count those under 20 in the census and why was God so angry about it?  

Psalms and Hymns

Fairest Lord Jesus “Fair is the sunshine, fairer still the moon light, and all the twinkling starry host:  Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer, than all the angels heaven can boast.”

Sun of My Soul  “Sun of my soul, Thou Savior dear, it is not night if Thou be near; O may no earth-born cloud arise to hide Thee from Thy servant’s eyes.”

Praying Under the Same Sky

Fiji, France, Germany, Ghana