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

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