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Restoring the Word 2014

The readings assignments below begin a 9 month reading schedule of the book of Acts and the New Testament epistles.  These readings will be arranged chronologically according to the time the epistles were most likely written.  The daily reading assignments can be read aloud in 3 to 5 minutes and should be useful for individual or family devotionals.  A question is included with each days reading to stimulate thought about spiritual truths taught and the application of these truths to our lives.

Daily Bible Readings January 12-17

Monday, Jan. 12 – Do not love the world – 1 John 2:15-27
What is the destiny of the one who does the will of God?

Tuesday, Jan. 13 – Children of God – 1 John 2:28-3:24
What was the message the recipients of John’s letter had heard from the beginning?

Wednesday, Jan. 14 – God’s love and ours – 1 John 4:1-21
What is it that drives out fear?

Thursday, Jan. 15 – Faith in the Son of God, concluding remarks – 1 John 5:1-21
What is the love for God?

Friday, Jan. 16 – John’s letter to the “chosen lady – 2 John 1-13
Who is it that “does not have God?”

Saturday, Jan. 17 – John’s letter to Gaius – 3 John 1-14
What was wrong with Diotrephes and what was right with Demetrius?

Daily Bible Readings January 5-10

Monday, Jan. 5 – God’s honor role of the faithful Noah- Abraham – Heb. 11:1-19
What is necessary for one to come to God?

Tuesday, Jan. 6 – God’s honor role of the faithful Isaac to Samuel – Heb. 11:20-40
What impresses you the most about the list of Old Testament characters given in this chapter?

Wednesday, Jan. 7 – God disciplines His sons Heb. 12:1-28
What encouragement does this chapter give us for enduring hardship?

Thursday, Jan. 8 – Concluding exhortations – Heb. 13:1-24
How are those receiving the letter to relate to their leaders?

Friday, Jan. 9 – The word of life, walking in the light – 1 John 1:1-10
What does John say he is proclaiming to his readers?

Saturday, Jan. 10 – True knowledge of Jesus involves obedience – 1 John 2:1-14
What are the worldly things that we must not love?

Daily Bible Readings December 29-January 3

Monday, Dec. 29 – Warnings against falling away – Hebrews 5:11-6:12
Whom does the author say can not possibly be brought back to repentance?

Tuesday, Dec. 30 – Jesus a priest like Melchizedek – Hebrews 6:13-7:27
In what way does Jesus meet our needs as our high priest?

Wednesday, Dec. 31 – The high priest of the new covenant – Hebrews 8:1-13
Why was Moses warned in building the tabernacle “to make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain?”

Thursday, Jan. 1 – Old Testament tabernacle worship was a type of the worship under the new covenant – Hebrews 9:1-28
How had worship in the old tabernacle typified worship under the new covenant?

Friday, Jan. 2 – Christ’s sacrifice was once for all – Hebrews 10:1-18
How have we been made holy?

Daily Bible Readings December 22-27

Monday, Dec. 22 – The day of the Lord – 2 Peter 3:1-17
How does Peter contrast the formation and destruction of the earth?

Tuesday, Dec. 23 – The Son is superior to angels – Hebrews 1:1-14
Where is Jesus Christ now?

Wednesday, Dec. 24 – Warning to pay attention – Hebrews 2:1-18
From what has Jesus freed us by sharing in our human suffering of death?

Thursday, Dec. 25 – Warning against unbelief – Hebrews 3:1-19
Why were the children of Israel unable to enter the promised land of rest?

Friday, Dec. 26 – The Sabbath rest for the people of God – Hebrews 4:1-13
What is it that judges the “thoughts and attitudes of the heart?”

Saturday, Dec. 27 – Jesus the great high priest – Hebrews 4:14-5:10
In what way is Jesus qualified to be our high priest?

Daily Bible Readings December 15-20
Monday, Dec. 15 – Admonition to Godly living – 1 Peter 2:4-25
What is our responsibility to “every authority instituted among men?”
Tuesday, Dec. 16 – Instructions for wives and husbands, suffering for doing good, the purpose of baptism – 1 Peter 3:1-22
What advice does Peter quote from the Old Testament for those who would “love life and see good days?”
Wednesday, Dec. 17 – Living for God – 1 Peter 4:1-19
What is it that covers a multitude of sins?
Thursday, Dec. 18 – Instructions for elders and young men, final greetings – 1 Peter 5:1-14
What two titles does Peter use to describe the work of an elder?
Friday, Dec. 19 – Making our calling and election sure – 2 Peter 1:1-21
How does Peter explain the origin of prophecy?
Saturday, Dec. 20 – False teachers and their destruction – 2 Peter:2:1-22
Who does Peter say is like a wash hog going back to wallow in the mud?

Daily Bible Readings December 8-13

Monday, Dec. 8 – Taming the tongue and true wisdom – James 3:1-18
How can we get the good kind of wisdom?

Tuesday, Dec. 9 – Admonition to godly living – James 4:1-16
Why does James advise caution in planning for tomorrow.

Wednesday, Dec. 10 – Warnings to the rich, encouragement for patience in suffering and for prayer of faith – James 5:1-20
What advice is given to the troubled, to the happy, and to the sick?

Thursday, Dec. 11 – Jude’s letter to the called who have been loved by God and kept by Jesus Christ – Jude 1-25
For what does Jude urge his readers contend?

Friday, Dec. 12 – Introduction of Peter’s letter to God’s elect scattered throughout Asia Minor – 1 Peter 1:1-12
How does Peter describe those to whom he writes? Can we identify with them?

Saturday, Dec. 13 – Be holy – 1Peter 1:13-2:3
What is the imperishable seed that has given new birth to the ones to whom Peter writes?

Daily Bible Readings December 1-6
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Monday, Dec.1 – Paul’s charge to Timothy – 2 Tim. 3:14-4:8
What does Paul say thoroughly equips the man of God?

Tuesday, Dec. 2 – Personal remarks and final greetings – 2 Tim. 4:9-22
How does Paul describe his situation as he writes this letter to Timothy?

Wednesday, Dec. 3 – Trials and temptations – James 1:1-18
How does James explain temptation?

Thursday, Dec. 4 – Listening and doing – James 1:19-27
What is pure and faultless (undefiled) religion?

Friday, Dec. 5 – Favoritism forbidden – James 2:1-13
How does James summarize the “royal law found in the scriptures”?

Saturday, Dec. 6 – Faith and deeds – James 2:14-26
How does James propose to demonstrate his faith?

Daily Bible Readings November 24-29
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Monday, Nov. 24 – Concerning church leaders – Titus 1:1-16
With what is the overseer (elder) entrusted?

Tuesday, Nov. 25 – What must be taught various groups - Titus 2:1-15
What “teaches us to say no to ungodliness and worldly passions?”

Wednesday, Nov. 26 – Doing what is good and final remarks – Titus 3:1-15
How was Titus to treat a “divisive person?”

Thursday, Nov. 27 – Encouraging Timothy to be faithful – 2 Tim. 1:1-18
What has Christ Jesus done to death?

Friday, Nov. 28 – Further instructions for Timothy – 2 Tim. 2:1-26
What kind of teaching does Paul warn against?

Saturday, Nov. 29 – Godlessness in the last day, Paul’s example of faithfulness – 2 Tim. 3:1-13
What does Paul say those who live godly lives will experience?

Daily Bible Readings November 17-22
Monday, Nov. 17 – Instructions on Worship – 1 Tim. 2:1-15
What in this passage about the proper roll for Christian women is difficult to apply

Tuesday, Nov. 18 – Qualifications for overseers and deacons – 1 Tim. 3:1-16
What are the differences in the qualifications of overseers (elders) and deacons

Wednesday, Nov. 19 – Instruction to Timothy – 1 Tim. 4:1-16
About what type of false teaching does Paul warn Timothy?

Thursday, Nov. 20 – Instructions for the care of widows – 1 Tim. 5:1-16
How are children and grandchildren of needy widows to “put their religion into practice"?

Friday, Nov. 21 – Instruction for elders and slaves – 1 Tim. 5:17-6:2
What Old Testament passage does Paul reference to justify financially supporting elders whose work is teaching?

Saturday, Nov. 22 – Evils involved with the love of money – 1 Tim. 6:3-21
What stands out to you as the difference between the life style Paul tells Timothy to flee and that which he tells him to pursue?

Daily Bible Readings November 10-15
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Monday, Nov. 10 – Having the mind of Christ - Phil. 2:1-18
What is there about the attitude of Christ Jesus described in verses 6-8 that is most difficult for us to imitate?

Tuesday, Nov. 11 – Paul’s messengers – Phil. 2:19-30
What does this passage tell us about Epaphroditus?

Wednesday, Nov. 11 – Pressing on toward the goal – Phil. 3:1-4:1
Paul states his ambition in verses 20&11. Do we share his desire?

Thursday, Nov. 12 – Exhortations and thanks for their gifts – Phil. 4:2-23
What advice does Paul give for securing the “peace of God?”

Friday, Nov. 13 – Paul warns Timothy about false teachers – 1 Tim. 1:1-11
What kind of problem was the church in Ephesus facing?

Saturday, Nov. 14 – The Lord’s grace to Paul – 1 Tim. 1:12-20
What is the trustworthy saying that Paul quotes here? What meaning does it have for us?

Daily Bible Readings November 3-8
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Monday, Nov. 3 – Living as children of light – Eph. 4:17-32
Paul lists a number of evil practices that we as Christians are to “put off.”  Which of those listed is most difficult for you to avoid?

Tuesday, Nov. 4 – Living a new life as Christians – Eph. 5:1-20
How are we to speak to one another and to the Lord?

Wednesday, Nov. 5 – Relationships between wives and husbands, children and parents, and slaves and masters – Eph. 5:21-6:9
What instruction does Paul give here about how husbands should treat their wives, fathers should treat their children, and master should treat their slaves?

Thursday, Nov. 6 – The armor of God and final greetings – Eph. 6:10-24
Which part of God’s armor is most important to you?

Friday, Nov. 7 – Paul writes to the church at Philippi – Phil. 1:1-11
Paul usually addresses his epistles as “Paul the apostle.”  How is his address to the Philippians different, and what might that say about his relationship with this church?

Saturday, Nov. 8 – Paul’s chains advance the gospel – Phil. 1:12-30
How does Paul look upon those about him who preach Christ out of impure motives?

Daily Bible Readings October 27 - November 1, 2014
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Monday, Oct. 27 - Further instructions – Col. 4:2-18
Can you give an example of “conversation full of grace, seasoned with salt”?

Tuesday, Oct. 28 – Paul’s letter to Philemon – Philemon 1-25
What is Paul’s main purpose in writing this personal letter to Philemon?

Wednesday, Oct. 29 – Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, his salutation, their blessings in Christ – Eph. 1:1-14
There are about nine references to being “in Christ” or “in Him” in this passage (32 references in the book of Ephesians).  What does it mean to be “in Christ” and how does one get “in Christ”?

Thursday, Oct. 30 – Thanksgiving and prayer – Eph. 1:15-2:10
Paul prays that they might know the hope, inheritance, and power they have in Christ. What do these three to mean to you?

Friday, Oct. 31 – Paul preaches to the Gentiles – Eph. 2:11-3:13 
What is the “dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit”?

Saturday, Nov. 1 – Prayer for the Ephesians – Eph. 3:14-4:16 
How might we appropriate Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians as a prayer for ourselves and our fellow Christians?

Daily Bible Readings October 20-25
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Monday, Oct. 20 – Thanksgiving and prayer for the Colossi church – Col. 1:1-14
From what has God rescued (delivered) us and into what has He brought (transferred) us?  What do we receive in our new relationship?

Tuesday, Oct. 21 – The supremacy of Christ – Col. 1:15-23
Which of the attributes that Paul ascribes to Christ is most impressive to you?

Wednesday, Oct. 22 – Paul’s labor for the church – Col. 1:24-2:5
What is the mystery kept hidden for ages that is “now disclosed to the saints”?

Thursday, Oct. 23 – Freedom from human regulations through life with Christ – Col. 2:6-23
In what way are we buried and raised with Christ?

Friday, Oct. 24 – Rules for holy living – Col. 3:1-17
What are the vices of which we must rid ourselves and the virtues with which we must clothe ourselves?

Saturday, Oct. 25 – Rules for Christian households – Col. 3:18-4:1
What are the six categories of people to whom Paul gives specific instruction?  What are his instructions to each group?

Daily Bible Readings October 13-18
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Monday, Oct. 13 – The trial before Festus – Acts 25:1-22
How do you evaluate Festus’ treatment of Paul?

Tuesday, Oct. 14 – The trial before Agrippa – Acts 25:23-26:32
What stands out to you in Paul’s defense before King Agrippa?

Wednesday, Oct. 15 – Paul sails for Rome – Acts 27:1-26
What claims did Paul make in order to get the passengers on the ship listen to him?

Thursday, Oct. 16 – The shipwreck - Acts 27:27-44
In what way was God in control of events in the ship wreck?

Friday, Oct. 17 – Arrival in Rome – Acts 28:1-16
What does the reception that Paul received in Rome say about his reputation?

Saturday, Oct. 18 – Paul preaches at Rome under guard – Acts 28: 17-31
How do you compare the reception Paul received from the Roman Jews with that he had received from believers who met him coming into Rome?

Daily Bible Readings October 6-11

Monday, Oct. 6 – Paul’s arrival in Jerusalem – Acts 21:17-26
What does the request the Jerusalem elders made of Paul tell you about the Jerusalem church?

Tuesday, Oct. 7 – Paul arrested – Acts 21:27-40
What were the false charges used by Asian Jews against Paul to stir up the mob against him?

Wednesday, Oct. 8 – Paul speaks to the crowd – Acts 22:1-21
How does Paul describe Ananias? How did he differ from Paul’s accusers?

Thursday, Oct. 9 – Paul tried before the Sanhedrin – Acts 22:22-23:11
How did Paul use his Roman citizenship and his Jewish religious affiliation to protect himself against his accusers?

Friday, Oct. 10 – The plot to kill Paul - he is transferred to Caesarea - Acts 23:12-35
How does this passage reveal the way God was at work in carrying out His plan for Paul that He had revealed to him in Acts 23:11?

Saturday, Oct. 11 – The trial before Felix – Acts 24:1-27
About what did Paul speak to Felix, and how did it affect him?

Daily Bible Readings September 29-October 4
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Monday, Sept. 29 – The spirit of unity – Rom. 15:1-22
In verse 13, how does Paul describe God and His effect on our hearts?

Tuesday, Sept. 30 – Paul’s plans to visit Rome – Rom. 15:23-33
For what did Paul ask the Christians in Rome to pray?  Was this prayer answered?

Wednesday, Oct. 1 – Personal greetings – Rom. 16:1-27
What impresses you most about the list of Christians Paul knew in Rome?

Thursday, Oct. 2 – Paul heads back to Jerusalem – Acts 20:3-16
Why did the Christians come together on the first day of the week in Troas?

Friday, Oct. 3 – Paul’s farewell to the Ephesian elders – Acts 20:17-38
From where does Paul predict that men will arise who “distort the truth” and “draw away disciples?”

Saturday, Oct. 4 – Paul’s trip from Ephesus to Jerusalem – Acts. 21:1-16
How did Paul respond to the warnings by Agabus of the dangers that awaited him in Jerusalem?

Daily Bible Readings September 22-27

Monday, Sept. 22 – Israel’s unbelief – Rom. 10:1-21
What was wrong with the zeal the Jews had for God? (10:2-3)  Can we make the same mistake?

Tuesday, Sept. 23 – Ingrafted branches – Rom. 11:1-24
What do you find helpful in Paul’s use of the olive tree to describe the relationship between Jews and gentiles in God’s plan?

Wednesday, Sept. 24 – Salvation of Israel – Rom. 11:25-36
How does Paul’s description of God’s wisdom connect with our own experience? (11:33-36)

Thursday, Sept. 25 – Living sacrifices – Rom. 12:1-21
What is our “spiritual act of worship?” (12:1)

Friday, Sept. 26 – Submission to the authorities – Rom. 13:1-14
What does it mean to “cloth ourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ?” (13:14)

Saturday, Sept. 27 – The weak and the strong – Rom. 14:1-23
What does Paul say is worthy of our “every effort?” (14:19)

Daily Bible Readings September 15-20

Monday, Sept. 15 – Struggling with sin – Rom. 7:1-25
How do you identify with Paul’s dilemma in dealing with sin?

Tuesday, Sept. 16 – Life through the Spirit – Rom. 8:1-17
To what does the Spirit testify with our spirit?

Wednesday, Sept. 17 – Future Glory – Rom. 8:18-27
In what way does the Spirit help our prayers?

Thursday, Sept. 18 – More than conquerors – Rom. 8:28-39
What is the great assurance we have in facing life’s problems?

Friday, Sept. 19 – God’s sovereign choice – Rom. 9:1-21
What two examples does Paul give God making sovereign choices?

Saturday, Sept. 20 – Sons of the living God – Rom. 9:22-33
Contrast the methods used by the Jews and the Gentiles in pursuing righteousness.

Daily Bible Readings September 8-13

Monday, Sept. 8 – Righteousness through faith – Rom. 3:21-31
What does it mean that “God presented Him as a sacrifice of atonement through faith in His blood?”

Tuesday, Sept. 9 – Abraham justified by faith – Rom. 4:1-25
What does it man that Jesus was “raised to life for our justification?”

Wednesday, Sept. 10 – Rejoicing in suffering – Rom. 5:1-11
What does it mean that through our Lord Jesus Christ we “have now received reconciliation?”

Thursday, Sept. 11 – Eternal life through Jesus Christ – Rom. 5:12-21
Contrast the work of sin and grace in the world.

Friday, Sept. 12 – Dead to sin, alive in Christ – Rom. 6:1-14
What does this passage teach about baptism?

Saturday, Sept. 13 – Slaves to righteousness – Rom. 6:15-23
What benefit results from becoming “slaves to God?”

Daily Bible Reading September 1-6

Monday, Sept. 1 – Final warnings – 2 Cor. 13:1-14
What authority does Paul claim, and what does this authority mean to us?

Tuesday, Sept. 2 – Paul arrives in Greece, letter to the Romans – Acts 20:2-3, Rom. 1:1-17
What is God’s “power for salvation” of believers?

Wednesday, Sept. 3 – God’s wrath against mankind – Rom. 1:18-32
Why is unbelief in God’s “eternal power and divine nature” inexcusable?

Thursday, Sept. 4 – God’s righteous judgment – Rom. 2:1-16
Who in our society might be deserving of God’s judgment?

Friday, Sept. 5 – The Jews and the law – Rom. 2:17-29
Why was God’s name “blasphemed among the Gentiles?” Is His named blasphemed for a similar reason today?

Saturday, Sept. 6 – No one is righteous Rom. 3:1-20
Where does Paul’s argument that none are righteous leave us?

Daily Bible Readings August 25-30

Monday, Aug. 25 – Titus sent to Corinth – 2 Cor 8:16-9:5
What lessons might we learn about congregational benevolence from this passage?

Tuesday, Aug. 26 – Sowing generously – 2 Cor 9:6-15
How should our giving under the New Covenant compare to that of the Jews under the Law

Wednesday, Aug. 27 – Paul’s defense of his ministry - 2 Cor 10:1-17
How can we be guilty of the mistake of “measuring ourselves by ourselves?”

Thursday, Aug. 28 – Paul and the false apostles - 2 Cor 11:1-15
What can we learn from Paul’s strong condemnation of “false apostles?”

Friday, Aug. 29 – Paul boasts about his sufferings - 2 Cor 11:16-33
In what way did Paul “make a fool of himself?”

Saturday, Aug. 30 – Paul’s vision, his thorn and his concern for the Corinthians - 2 Cor 12:1-21
Can we say with Paul that “when I am weak then am I strong?”

Daily Bible Readings August 18-23
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Monday, Aug.18 – Treasures in jars of clay – 2 Cor. 4:1-18
How do you describe the unseen upon which we as Christians “fix our eyes?”

Tuesday, Aug. 19 – Our heavenly dwelling – 2 Cor. 5:1-10
What is the “purpose for which God has made us?”

Wednesday, Aug. 20 – The ministry of reconciliation – 2 Cor. 5:11-6:2
What does it mean to be “reconciled to God?”

Thursday, Aug. 21 – Paul’s hardships – 2 Cor. 6:3-7:1
What are some ways we can be “yoked with unbelievers?”

Friday, Aug. 22 – Paul’s joy – 2 Cor. 7:2-16
How does Paul contrast Godly sorrow and worldly sorrow?

Saturday, Aug. 23 – Generosity encouraged – 2 Cor. 8:1-15
What enabled the Macedonian churches to be so generous?

Daily Bible Readings August 11-16

Monday, Aug. 11 - The resurrection body – 1 Cor. 15:35-58
How does this discussion of the changes that will take place when the “last trumpet sounds”

Tuesday, Aug. 12 – The collection for God’s people, personal requests, and final greetings – 1 Cor. 16:1-24
What lessons for can we learn for proper activities of the church from verses 16:1-4?

Wednesday, Aug. 13 – The riot in Ephesus and Paul’s departure for Macedonia - Acts 19:23-20:1
What do the events described here tell about the difficulties that lay ahead for the church in Ephesus?

Thursday, Aug. 14 – Paul’s change of plans – 2 Cor. 1:1-2:4
Why did Paul feel he needed to explain his change in plans?

Friday, Aug. 15 – Ministers of the new covenant – 2 Cor. 2:5-3:6
How might our lives be a “fragrance of life?”

Saturday, Aug. 16 – The glory of the new covenant – 2 Cor. 3:7-18
Why did Moses veil his face when he returned from the presence of the Lord?

Daily Bible Readings August 4-9
Monday, Aug. 4 – The Lord’s supper - 1 Cor. 11:17-34
How can we be guilty of “eating the bread or drinking the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner”?

Tuesday, Aug. 5 – Spiritual gifts - 1 Cor. 12:1-31
Do you ever speak by the Holy Spirit?

Wednesday, Aug. 6 – The greatest of these is love - 1 Cor. 13:1-13
When will prophecies cease, tongues be stilled, and knowledge pass away?

Thursday, Aug. 7 – Gifts of prophecy and tongues - 1 Cor. 14:1-25
For whom were tongues a sign?

Friday, Aug. 8 – Orderly worship - 1 Cor. 14:26-40
What kind of problems were the Corinthians having in their assemblies that Paul is seeking to correct in this 14th chapter?

Saturday, Aug. 9 – The resurrection of Christ - 1 Cor. 15:1-34
Under what circumstance are we “to be pitied more than all men”?

Daily Bible Readings July 28 – Aug. 2

Monday, July 28 – Advantages and disadvantages of marriage - 1 Cor. 7:17-40
For how long is a woman bound to her husband?

Tuesday, July 29 – Food sacrificed to idols - 1 Cor. 8:1-13
What was wrong with eating food that had been sacrificed to idols?

Wednesday, July 30 – Rights and responsibilities of discipleship - 1 Cor. 9:1-27
How might we imitate Paul’s example of sacrificing personal rights?

Thursday, July 31 – Warnings from Israel’s history - 1 Cor. 10:1-22
How can we count on God to help us when we face temptation?

Friday, Aug. 1 – The believer’s freedom - 1 Cor. 10:23-33
How might we apply to our conduct Paul’s instructions to the Corinthians about the way they should conduct themselves when they were invited to eat with an unbeliever?

Saturday, Aug. 2 – Woman’s role - 1 Cor. 11:1-16
Why does Paul say a woman should have long hair and a man short hair?

Daily Bible Readings July 21-26

Monday, July 21-Wisdom from the Spirit - 1 Cor. 2:1-16
How does Paul describes the teaching he brought to the Corinthians?

Tuesday, July 22 – Divisions in the church - 1 Cor. 3:1-23
How does Paul describe God’s temple?

Wednesday, July 23 – Apostles of Christ - 1 Cor. 4:1-21
How does Paul describe his role as their teacher?

Thursday, July 24 – Immorality in the church - 1 Cor. 5:1-13
How should we apply Paul’s teaching to the Corinthian church about the proper way to handle immorality to out congregation?

Friday, July 25 – Law suits among believers - 1 Cor. 6:1-20
How can we “honor God with our bodies?”

Saturday, July 26 – The marriage relationship - 1 Cor. 7:1-16
What instruction does Paul give a believer who is deserted by an unbelieving marriage partner?

Daily Bible Readings July 14-19

Monday, July 14 – The man of lawlessness - 2 Thess. 2:1-17
Why does God send some a “powerful delusion?”

Tuesday, July 15 – Warnings against idleness - 2 Thess. 3:1-18
What rule did Paul give for people who will not work?

Wednesday, July 16 – Priscilla, Aquila and Apollos - Acts 18:18-28
How did Priscilla and Aquila go about correcting Apollos.

Thursday, July 17 – Paul in Ephesus - Acts 19:1-22
About what did Paul speak boldly in the synagogue for three months?

Friday, July 18 – The problem of division in the Corinthian church - 1 Cor. 1:1-17
What precaution did Paul take in his preaching to avoid weakening the power of the cross?

Saturday, July 19 – Christ the wisdom and power of God - 1 Cor. 1:18-31
In the light of this passage, what would you say was the cause of the division in the Corinthian church?

Daily Bible Readings July 7-12

Monday, July 7 – Paul’s ministry in Thessalonica - 1 Thess. 2: 1-20
What two or three words would you use to describe Paul’s ministry to the

Tuesday, July 8 – Timothy’s encouraging report - 1 Thess. 3:1-13
What in Timothy’s report about the Thessalonians encourages Paul?

Wednesday, July 9 – Living to please God - 1 Thess. 4:1-12
What kind of life did Paul encourage the Thessalonians to lead?

Thursday, July 10 – The coming of the Lord - 1 Thess. 4:13-5:11
What will happen to the faithful who are still living when Jesus returns?

Friday, July 11 – Final instructions - 1 Thess. 5:12-28
What are some things in Paul’s final instruction in this letter that you find challenging?

Saturday, July 12 – Punishment for those who do not know God - 2 Thess. 1:1-12
What punishment awaits those who “do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus?”

Daily Bible Readings June 30 – July 5

Monday, June 30 – Second missionary journey – on to Europe - Acts 15:36-16:10
Why did Paul circumcise Timothy?

Tuesday, July 1 – Conversions in Philippi - Acts 16:11-40
What impresses you about the ones converted in Philippi?

Wednesday, July 2– In Thessalonica and Berea - Acts 17:1-15
In what way were the Bereans more “noble” than the Thessalonians?

Thursday, July 3 – In Athens - Acts 17:16-34
How did Paul’s preaching in Athens differ from his preaching in Berea and Thessalonica?

Friday, July 4 – In Corinth - Acts 18:1-17
What did Paul teach during the year and a half he stayed in Corinth?

Saturday, July 5 – Greetings to the church in Thessalonica - 1 Thess. 1:1-10
What are some the things about the church in Thessalonica that Paul commends?

Daily Bible Readings June 23-28
Monday, June 23 – The law and the promise - Gal. 3:15-29
How does one get “into Christ?”

Tuesday, June 24 – Paul’s concern for the Galatians - Gal. 4:1-20
To what    does Paul attribute his first preaching to the Galatians?

Wednesday, June 25 – Hagar and Sarah - Gal. 4:21-31
What does Paul say Sarah and Hagar represent/

Thursday, June 26 – Freedom in Christ - Gal. 5:1-15
Who is it that Paul says has fallen “fallen from grace?”

Friday, June 27 – Life by the Spirit - Gal. 5:16-26
What are the fruits of the Spirit?

Saturday, June 28 – Closing instructions - Gal. 6:1-18
What does one who “sows to please the Spirit” reap?

Daily Bible Readings June 16-21

Monday, June 16 – The council in Jerusalem - Acts 15:1-21
What requirement did the “party of the Pharisees” want to make of the Gentile converts?

Tuesday, June 17 – The council’s letter to Gentile believers - Acts 15:22-35
Who participated in the decision to send church leaders to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas.

Wednesday, June 18 – False teaching in the Galatian church - Gal. 1:1-10
What about the churches in Galatia troubles Paul?

Thursday, June 19 – Paul defends his apostleship - Gal. 1:11-24
How does Paul defend his claim that he received his gospel by revelation?

Friday, June 20 – Paul opposes Peter - Gal. 2:1-21
How might one explain Peter’s mistake in withdrawing from the Gentiles?  How might we make a similar mistake?

Saturday, June 21 – Faith or observing the law - Gal. 3:1-14
Who does Paul say are children of Abraham?

Daily Bible Readings June 9-14

Monday, June 9 – Peter’s miraculous escape from prison - Acts 12:1-25
What impresses you most about the miraculous way Peter was delivered from prison?

Tuesday, June 10 – Barnabas and Saul in Cyrus - Acts 13:1-12
How were Barnabas and Saul chosen for this first missionary journey?

Wednesday, June 11 – Preaching to the Jews in Pisidian Antioch - Acts 13:13-41
What are the two main point of this first recorded sermon by Paul?

Thursday, June 12 – Paul and Barnabas turn to the Gentiles - Acts 13:42-52
Who believed Paul’s preaching here and with what were they filled?

Friday, June 13 – Preaching in Iconium, Lystra and Derbe - Acts 14:1-20
How did “the crowd” or “multitudes” respond initially to Paul and Barnabas’ preaching?  How did this change before they left?

Saturday, June 14 – Paul & Barnabas report to church in Antioch - Acts 14:21-28
What did Paul and Barnabas do for the churches in Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch on their return visits to these churches?

Daily Bible Readings June 2-7

Monday, June 2 – Paul’s return to Jerusalem - Acts 9:19-31
To whom and what did Saul preach after his conversion? Why is Saul’s conversion such strong evidence of the truthfulness of the gospel?

Tuesday, June 3 – Aeneas healed and Dorcas raised from the dead - Acts 9:32-43
What was the difference in the way Peter raised Dorcas from the dead and the way Jesus raised Jairus’s daughter? (Luke 8:51-56)

Wednesday, June 5 – Cornelius calls for Peter - Acts 10:1-23
What kind of man was Cornelius? Was he lost?

Thursday, June 6 – Cornelius’ and his household baptized - Acts 10:23-48
What conclusion had Peter reached from the events leading him to Cornelius’ house? (10:34)

Friday, June 7 – Peter explains his actions - Acts 11:1-18
What does Peter’s explanation of the events at Cornelius’ household teach us about the “baptism of the Holy Spirit?”

Saturday, June 8 – The church in Antioch - Acts 11:19-30
What about the background of Barnabas and Saul would make them effective in the work in Antioch?

Daily Bible Readings May 26-31

Monday, May 26 – Steven before the Sanhedrin - Acts 7:1-22
Why do you think Steven summarized Israel’s history in his defense before the Sanhedrin?

Tuesday, May 27 – Steven’s defense - Acts 7:23-43
What was the prophecy made by Moses that Steven quoted in his speech before the Sanhedrin?

Wednesday, May 28 – Steven stoned - Acts 7:44-60
What did Steven see as he was being stoned?

Thursday, May 29 – The church spreads to Samaria - Acts 8:1-25
What power did Peter and John have that Phillip did not have?

Friday, May 30 – The Ethiopian converted - Acts 8:26-40
What was the role of the Holy Spirit in the conversion of the Ethiopian Eunuch?

Saturday, May 31 – Saul’s conversion - Acts 9:1-19
What did Saul do to receive the forgiveness of his sins?

Daily Bible Readings May 19-24

Monday, May 19 – Peter’s second sermon - Acts 3:11-26
What is meant by Peter’s description of Jesus as the “author” (NIV) or “prince” (AV) of life?

Tuesday, May 20 – Peter and John before the Sanhedrin - Acts 4:1-22
What about Peter and John’s preaching disturbed the Sadducees the most?

Wednesday, May 21 – The believer’s prayer - Acts 4:23-37
What impresses you the most about the believer’s prayer recorded here?

Thursday, May 22 – Ananias and Sapphira - Acts 5:1-16
Why do you think God’s punishment for Ananias and Sapphira was so sudden?  How may we be guilty of their sin?

Friday, May 23 – The apostles persecuted - Acts 5:17- 42
How might we be challenged to take a stand to “obey God rather than men”?

Saturday, May 24 – First deacons - Acts 6:1-15
What are some ways the church today can profit from the example of the way this problem was handled?

Daily Bible Readings May 12-17

Monday, May 12 – Jesus’ ascension - Luke 1:1-4, 24:45-53, Acts 1:1-11
What were the disciples expecting from the risen Jesus?  Have we ever expected the wrong thing from Him?

Tuesday, May 13 - The disciples wait for baptism with the Holy Spirit - Acts 1:12-26
How did the Holy Spirit guide in the selection of Judas’ replacement?  Does He guide us in the same way?

Wednesday, May 14 - The promise of Holy Spirit baptism is fulfilled - Acts 2:1-13
Should we expect the Holy Spirit to fall on people today in this way?  (See Acts 11:16)

Thursday, May 15 – Peter preaches Jesus as Lord and Christ - Acts 2:14-36
What is the impact upon our life that God has made Jesus both Lord and Christ?

Friday, May 16 – The church begins - Acts 2:37-47
What is the purpose of repentance and baptism? To whom is the promise made?

Saturday, May 17 – The healing of the cripple man - Acts 3:1-10
What does this incident tell us about the way God spreads his kingdom?

Daily Bible Readings May 19-24, 2014

Monday, May 19 – Peter’s second sermon - Acts 3:11-26
What is meant by Peter’s description of Jesus as the “author” (NIV) or “prince” (AV) of life?

Tuesday, May 20 – Peter and John before the Sanhedrin Acts 4:1-22
What about Peter and John’s preaching disturbed the Sadducees the most?

Wednesday, May 21 – The believer’s prayer - Acts 4:23-37
What impresses you the most about the believer’s prayer recorded here?

Thursday, May 22 – Ananias and Sapphira - Acts 5:1-16
Why do you think God’s punishment for Ananias and Sapphira was so sudden? 
How may we be guilty of their sin?

Friday, May 23 – The apostles persecuted - Acts 5:17- 42
How might we be challenged to take a stand to “obey God rather than men?”

Saturday, May 24 – First deacons - Acts 6:1-15
What are some ways the church today can profit from the example of the way this problem was handled?