Week 18

Memory Verse: Deuteronomy 32:43

Reading #1:1 Chronicles 16:8-36
Questions: In verses 8-12 what 9 imperatives are given to God’s people? What indicatives, or reasons for the imperatives, are we given in verses 25, 26, and 34?

Reading #2: Psalm 96
Questions: In verses 1-10 what 10 imperatives are given to God’s people? In verses 11-13 what 5 imperatives are given to nature?

Reading #3: Psalm 148
Questions: What imperative is given to every element of creation? What indicatives, or reason for the imperatives, are given in verses 5 and 13?

Reading #4:Psalm 150
Questions: According to verses 3-5 what form of praise is being commanded? How might the heavens mentioned in verse 1 figure in to that form of praise?

Psalms and Hymns
Psalm 96A
Psalm 148

Praying Under the Same Sky

Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands

Week 4

Memory Verse: Psalm 33:6

Reading #1: Genesis 1:14,15

Questions:  What purposes does God give for putting lights in the expanse of the heavens?  What do you think about those lights being “for signs” when there weren’t any people made yet to see them?  What does the statement “And it was so” say about the power of God’s Word?

Reading #2: Jeremiah 31:31-37

Questions: What happened to the old covenant?  What does God promise in the new covenant?  What does God’s ability to create the sun and moon and stars and keep them in order say about His ability to keep a covenant with His people?  

Reading #3: Matthew 2:1-12

Questions: What is the arrival of the new covenant heralded by?  Whose arrival was being heralded?  By whom, for whom, and through whom was that star created?  When had the fixed order of the motion of that star been set in place?  

Reading #4: Matthew 24:29-31/Luke 21:25-28

Questions: What will be happening in the sky when Jesus returns again?  What will be happening on earth?  How does Luke tell us to respond when we see these things take place? 

Psalms and Hymns

Psalm 33A “Jehovah’s word the heavens made, and all the host of them arrayed His breath has caused to be.”

My Father’s World “This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears all nature sings, and round me rings the music of the sphere.  This is my Father’s world: I rest me in the thought of rocks and trees, of skies and seas—His hand the wonders wrought.”

Praying Under the Same Sky

Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria