Daily Bible Readings – Week 72

Daily Bible Readings
Week 72: February 12-17, 2018

❏ Monday Acts 10:1-11:30
❏ Tuesday Acts 12:1-25
❏ Wednesday Acts 13:1-14:28
❏ Thursday Acts 15:1-35
❏ Friday Acts 15:36-16:40
❏ Saturday Acts 17:1-18:23

Note that the readings are assigned from Monday to Saturday, leaving Sunday as the day to catch up, and also indicating that we will be corporately hearing the Word at church. The following questions are optional, for your personal growth.

Study Questions: Week 72

1. The book of Acts, though in summary the story of the early church, traces this story largely through two people: Peter and Paul. As you read through Acts this week, watch for Peter and Paul!

2. How does the Lord open Peter’s eyes to the necessity of bringing the Gospel to Gentiles?

3. Where was the Church first referred to as “Christians”?

4. Who was the first of the Twelve to be martyred, and by whom?

5. How did Peter get out of prison?

6. How did Herod die?

7. Chapter 13 begins Paul’s first missionary journey. Who goes with Paul?

8. What is the result of Paul’s sermon in Antioch?

9. Why do Paul and Barnabas leave Iconium?

10. How are Paul and Barnabas treated in Lystra?

11. What decision does the Jerusalem Council make regarding what requirements are to be put upon the Gentiles who believe?

12. Why do Paul and Barnabas separate? Why is this both a good and a bad thing?

13. Who joins Paul and Silas at Lystra, and why was he circumcised?

14. What happened to Paul and Silas while in jail in Philippi? What was the result for the jailer and his family?

15. How are Paul and Silas received differently by Thessalonica and Berea?

16. How does Paul use a statue as an object lesson in Athens?

17. How is Paul received by the Jews in Corinth? By the Gentiles?

18. Who is Apollos?

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Sermon for February 11, 2018

Transfiguration and Glory — 2 Corinthians 3:12-13; 4:1-6

Preacher: Pastor Alex Klages

Recorded at Trinity, Winkler

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Sermon for February 4, 2018

The Victor’s Crown – 1 Corinthians 9:16-27

Preacher: Pastor Alex Klages

Recorded at Trinity, Winkler

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Daily Bible Readings – Week 71

Daily Bible Readings
Week 71: February 5-10, 2018

❏ Monday Acts 1:1-26
❏ Tuesday Acts 2:1-47
❏ Wednesday Acts 3:1-4:37
❏ Thursday Acts 5:1-42
❏ Friday Acts 6:1-8:40
❏ Saturday Acts 9:1-43

Note that the readings are assigned from Monday to Saturday, leaving Sunday as the day to catch up, and also indicating that we will be corporately hearing the Word at church. The following questions are optional, for your personal growth.

Study Questions: Week 71

1. We jump from Lamentations back into the New Testament. The book of Acts is the second volume written by Luke. It covers the story of Jesus’ church. What does Jesus instruct His disciples to do before He ascends to the Father?

2. Who is chosen to replace Judas Iscariot among the 12?

3. What is the result of Peter’s sermon on Pentecost?

4. What do Peter and John give the beggar instead of money?

5. Why are Peter and John arrested? Why were they released?

6. What happened to Ananias and Sapphira?

7. What advice does Gamaliel give regarding the disciples of Jesus?

8. Who was Stephen? What was the result of his speech to the High Priest?

9. What was the result of the persecution of the church in Jerusalem?

10. What did Simon the Magician want from the apostles?

11. How does Philip help the Ethiopian eunuch?

12. What happens to Saul along the road to Damascus?

13. How does Barnabas pave the way for Saul?

14. What does Peter do for Aeneas and Dorcas?

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Sermon for January 28, 2018

Speeding Tickets, Frauds, and Unclean Spirits — Mark 1:29-39

Preacher: Vicar Lief Mauricio

Recorded at Trinity, Winkler

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Daily Bible Readings -Week 70

Daily Bible Readings
Week 70: January 29- February 3, 2018

❏ Monday Jeremiah 46:1-49:39
❏ Tuesday Jeremiah 50:1-51:64
❏ Wednesday Jeremiah 52:1-34
❏ Thursday Lamentations 1:1-22
❏ Friday Lamentations 2:1-3:66
❏ Saturday Lamentations 4:1-5:22

Note that the readings are assigned from Monday to Saturday, leaving Sunday as the day to catch up, and also indicating that we will be corporately hearing the Word at church. The following questions are optional, for your personal growth.

Study Questions: Week 70

1. These last few chapters of Jeremiah are mainly oracles from some unknown period of his prophetic career. In them, Jeremiah prophesies against the various nations surrounding Judah about the devastation coming at the hands of the Babylonians. What does he prophesy against Egypt?

2. What is the judgment against the Philistines?

3. What is the judgment on Moab?

4. What is the judgment on the Ammonites?

5. What will happen to Edom?

6. What will overtake Damascus, Kedar, Hazor, and Elam?

7. After declaring His judgment on the nations, using the Babylonians as His executors of the judgment promised, what does God speak against Babylon itself?

8. Whom does the Lord say will be the nation to overthrow the Babylonians in Jeremiah 51?

9. Jeremiah 52 is a historical postscript, detailing what happened to the Judahites in the days of king Zedekiah. It is similar to 2 Kings 24-25. What happens to the Temple?

10. The book of Lamentations was written by Jeremiah, and was composed around the time that Jerusalem was laid waste by the Babylonians. As you read this book, simply consider that this is the sadness of Jeremiah seeing his home city and the temple of the Lord laid to waste, written out in great, heart-wrenching detail.

11. In the middle of chapter 3, there is a very familiar passage. How does its context, being in the heart of a long lament for God’s holy city destroyed and His people captured or killed, make the “great is thy faithfulness” passage (Lam. 3:22-33) even more full of hope?

12. Lamentations 5 ends the series of poems (each of the first four chapters is an alphabet-poem in Hebrew) with one last request of the Lord, breaking the sequence. What does Jeremiah ask the Lord to do for His people?

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Daily Bible Readings – Week 69

Daily Bible Readings
Week 69: January 22-27, 2018

❏ Monday Jeremiah 33:1-26
❏ Tuesday Jeremiah 34:1-35:19
❏ Wednesday Jeremiah 36:1-37:21
❏ Thursday Jeremiah 38:1-40:16
❏ Friday Jeremiah 41:1-43:13
❏ Saturday Jeremiah 44:1-45:5

Note that the readings are assigned from Monday to Saturday, leaving Sunday as the day to catch up, and also indicating that we will be corporately hearing the Word at church. The following questions are optional, for your personal growth.

Study Questions: Week 69

1. After all the doom and gloom, chapter 33 is a chapter of promise and hope for Judah. What promises does the Lord make to His people in this chapter?

2. How does the Lord respond to the mistreatment of the Jews between each other in Jeremiah 34?

3. What does the Lord promise to the Rechabites because of their faithfulness to their ancestor?

4. What does Jehoiakim do to Jeremiah’s scroll?

5. Why is Jeremiah imprisoned?

6. Why is Jeremiah put into the cistern?

7. What becomes of Jeremiah when Jerusalem falls to Babylon?

8. Who murdered Gedaliah? Was this avoidable?

9. What does Jeremiah prophesy against those who wish to flee to Egypt?

10. What does the Lord prophesy against the Jews who fled to Egypt after they arrived there?

11. The ‘queen of heaven’ referred to here in Jeremiah 44 is probably the goddess Asherah (or her Babylonian equivalent, Ishtar), who in Canaanite mythology was seen as the bride of Baal, the high god. Even though time and again God’s prophets had warned against false gods, yet, even in self-imposed exile in Egypt, they continue to worship false gods, even going to the extent of insisting it was the worship of false gods which had led to the good times in their history!

12. Chapter 45 is a little out of sequence (it fits better around chapter 36, comparing the dates given in these chapters), but it is the Lord’s promise to Baruch, who served as Jeremiah’s scribe. What does the Lord promise to Baruch?

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Sermon for January 21, 2018

Urgent! – 1 Corinthians 7:29-31

Preacher: Pastor Alex Klages

Recorded at Trinity, Winkler

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Sermon for January 14, 2018

Roadkill Can’t Follow Along – John 1:43-51

Preacher: Vicar Lief Mauricio

Recorded at Trinity, Winkler

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Daily Bible Readings – Week 68

Daily Bible Readings
Week 68: January 15-20, 2018

❏ Monday Jeremiah 20:1-22:30
❏ Tuesday Jeremiah 23:1-40
❏ Wednesday Jeremiah 24:1-25:38
❏ Thursday Jeremiah 26:1-28:17
❏ Friday Jeremiah 29:1-32
❏ Saturday Jeremiah 30:1-32:44

Note that the readings are assigned from Monday to Saturday, leaving Sunday as the day to catch up, and also indicating that we will be corporately hearing the Word at church. The following questions are optional, for your personal growth.

Study Questions: Week 68

1. How did Pashhur persecute Jeremiah for his prophecies?

2. What does Jeremiah prophesy about Jerusalem in chapters 21-22?

3. Who is the Righteous Branch of Jeremiah 23? (See 1 Corinthians 1:30)

4. What does the Lord declare against false prophets in Jeremiah 23?

5. What is the meaning of the vision of the figs?

6. How long will the captivity in Babylon last, according to Jeremiah 25?

7. What do the priests, prophets, and all the people want to do to Jeremiah because of his prophecies, according to chapter 26? How does he escape this punishment?

8. What lesson is Jeremiah teaching by means of the yoke he wears?

9. What does Hananiah do to Jeremiah? How is he proven to be a false prophet?

10. How does Jeremiah prophesy to the first group of exiles, though he is still in Jerusalem?

11. What does the Lord promise to His exiled people in Jeremiah 30-31?

12. Why does Jeremiah buy a field? How does this show that the exile will not be permanent?

 

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